Moss Cookie Cake
This is a great way to include an edible moss accent on just about anything- cakes, cupcakes, baked bars – or just make the cookies by themselves. The secret to this technique – is food coloring and how you spread the cookies… and then using the back side… hehehe!
For this project- I just purchased a chocolate cake with ivory frosting from the local bakery. I like to support my local bakery- and they do an amazing job- and then I have the perfect palette to start the project. You can certainly bake your own cake (or as stated- place these moss cookie accents on other items too)
Sugar Cookie Dough (you can use your favorite recipe or buy some in the diary case)
Moss Green Food Coloring- I purchased it on-line – and there is actually MOSS GREEN Food Coloring… so you know what to look for.
Organic Edible Flowers- I like Pansies- and they are easy to get from your grocer.
Off-set Spatula- this is key to creating the moss looking cookies- you can use other tools- but I love my off-set spatula
Parchment Paper – this is also key- because it makes the cookies easy to get off the cookie sheet- and for cookie crushing.
Cookie Sheet- and Cooling Rack
Rolling pin- for crushing cookies into dust
Pre-heat your oven to 350˚F
Add Moss Green food coloring to your cookie dough- It’s surprising how little it takes- and it looks just like moss… YAY!
Spread dough onto parchment with off-set spatula- (Watch the video here) – this is something you will quickly perfect- but you make have some that are better than others- but that’s the best part about making this yourself- it’s FUN!
Bake the “Moss Cookies” at 350˚F for 12-14 Minutes… you want to be sure they are done- and crispy- you’ll notice they may have a little golden brown on top… that’s ok…
Take out of the oven and cool – when you remove the cookie from the parchment paper- you’ll flip it upside down- and SURPRISE – the bottom looks like moss… it’s textural and exciting…
Save a couple of the cookies- that maybe aren’t the best- you crush those- I used a rolling pin- and the re-used the parchment to crush them- the paper makes it easier to apply the ‘cookie dust’ to the back of the cookies… the ‘dust’ just settles into the little holes and makes the cookies look even more like Fresh Moss… WOW! (watch the video here for tips)
Arrange the cookies- overlapping one another on top of the cake- and garnish with fresh pansy blossoms- or any other organically grown edible flowers.
Voila- your very own- Moss Cake… Delicious and fun to look at!