Become a superhero to your friends and family and make them a Captain America Cookie Cake decorated with red, white, and blue M&M's or a Captain America Chocolate Canister. These desserts are perfect for a movie night.
I didn't realize Captain America had such wide appeal and was really shocked to see how excited all of the girls were to watch the movie.
Of course, I knew they'd love the Captain America Cookie Cake that I served along with lots of other movie night snacks.
Creating Captain America's shield out of a jumbo cookie was super easy and it really looked amazing on my table. Oh, and it tasted pretty great too. What's not to love about a frosted chocolate chip cookie loaded with M&M's?
So, let's get busy baking a cookie cake.
Frost the top of your baked cookie cake with bright white frosting.
Then decorate the cookie cake with red, white, and blue M&M's.
Start by creating a ring of red M&M's around the outer edge of the cookie. Then add another row of red, two rows of white, and two more rows of red. Then fill in the entire middle with blue M&M's.
If you can't find the white ones, just allow the white frosting to show through.
To finish the cookie shield, you need to add a white star to the center.
I didn't think the star would have the right shape if I just used M&M's to create it on top of the cake, so I cut a star out of white modeling chocolate and attached it with a small amount of frosting.
I also created a white chocolate Captain America Canister.
white chocolate, melted and tempered
or melted white confectionery coating (candy melts, melting wafers, almond bark)
white modeling chocolate
red and blue food coloring
1 plastic canister or jar*
*the inside needs to be smooth as ridges can keep it from unmolding
The first thing you need to do is measure the volume in your jar, by filling it with water and weighing or measuring it. This will give you an idea of how much white chocolate you will need to fill the jar.
Dry the jar very well, then fill the entire thing with melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating (candy melts.) Let the jar sit for 10-15 minutes.
The amount of time will depend on the thickness of the chocolate. Thin chocolate will take longer and thin coating may take up to 20 minutes. You can test this by pouring out some of the chocolate into your bowl. If the walls of your jar are too thin, just pour the white chocolate back in and let it sit longer. If it looks about ⅜ of an inch to ¼ inch thick, then it's ready.
Turn the jar upside down and allow the melted white chocolate to drip out. You can tap the sides and bottom of the jar if too much is sticking to the sides.
Use a metal spatula to scrap off the drips from the bottom of the jar.
When you turn the jar over, the top edge of the white chocolate should look smooth. If it's not, then either scrape again with the spatula or use your finger to smooth it out.
Turn the jar upside down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and put it in the refrigerator if using pure white chocolate or in the freezer, if using confectionery coating. Let it chill for about 10 minutes.
When you peek in to look at the jar it should not have any dark spots. If it does, the chocolate is not yet hardened. Leave it a few more minutes. Just don't forget about it. If it's in too long it will get sticky
When the chocolate is completely set, remove it from the plastic canister. My canister is so smooth, that I can just pull it right out.
Allow the chocolate jar to sit at room temperate for at least 20 minutes before decorating.
To make a Capt. America Shield out of modeling chocolate, you'll need several round cutters. Arrange the round cutter so that you will have even-sized bands of red, white, then red and still have room for a round blue circle in the center. I started out using a set of round cutters and used the largest cutter for the outside and the smallest for the inside.
Roll out a piece of red modeling chocolate and cut the largest round. Then roll out some white and cut a circle then a smaller circle inside, just creating a band. Attach the white band to the red circle with a small amount of water. Roll out some blue and cut out the center circle. Attach it to the red circle. Cut out a small white star and attach it over the blue.
If you really want to work at this, you can embed all the pieces together in one flat piece. I didn't bother.
More Red, White and Blue Sweets
to serve at a Captain America Party