Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

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Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these! 

These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch!

Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.  
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream SandwichesYield: 8Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a fat wedg…

The LEGO Movie Party: The 3D Emmet Minifigure Cake



It's been a few years since my husband and I collaborated on a 3D cake, but our daughter's The LEGO Movie themed birthday party presented an opportunity that was too fun to pass up.  

 

My husband and I have been LEGO fanatics from an early age, so the idea of bringing a minifigure to life in cake was an adventure in creativity and engineering that we could hardly wait to start.


The birthday girl was delighted to see Emmet on the table when she woke up on the morning of her party.

Here's a little peek at the process from start to finish: 




We started with photographs of an actual minifigure, both front and side views.  We enlarged the photos to the size that we wanted the final product to be.


From there, we began construction on a PVC framework.


We made a large batch of Krispie Treat bricks.  Next, we inserted the bottom portion of the PVC frame into the Krispie Treat block.  The frame clicked into the board just like a LEGO piece.  Once the block was in place, we began to carve the legs.
 

We covered the board and the legs in fondant.  We used rounds of Krispie Treat under the white fondant to mimic the look of the LEGO studs on a baseplate.  Then, we stacked, carved, and crumb-coated our cake for the body.  We set it in place on top of the legs and inserted the arms into the frame.


The head was also made of Krispie Treats.  The arms were done by adding two layers of blue fondant to the PVC frame.


For the decals, we used white frosting sheets printed with edible ink.  You can see in the photo above that we kept our inspiration close by -- the real Emmet minifigure in the lower right.
 
 

For the final touch, we created a custom banner out of the icing sheet paper that mimicked the look of the invitation.


If you're having a LEGO party, I made a blank template of this invitation available for free HERE for you to use.





Here's the finished piece!

To see more of our 3D Cake creations, click HERE.

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