Become a superhero to your friends and family and make them this Captain America Cookie Cake. This scrumptious treat will shield them from any dry, tasteless desserts.
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Last weekend a group of my friends’ daughters flopped on the couches in our basement movie theater, grabbed handfuls of M&M’S®, filled their plates with homemade Captain America themed sweets, then spent a few hours laughing, smiling, and ogling. I sat there beside them doing the exact same thing.
Admittedly, this was the first superhero movie I’d seen since I was a college student and I was more than a little shocked at how much I liked it. Although my husband is a big fan of superheros and watches all the movies, I never watch them with him. So believe, me when I tell you how surprised I was that I was really looking forward to the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on DVD. I grabbed a copy yesterday when we were at Walmart and we plan to watch it tonight.
My guests all had a great time, and those that watched the movie for the first time are looking forward to the sequel too.
I didn’t realize Captain America had such wide appeal and was really shocked when my friend told me her daughter was a huge fan. She had lots of fun decorations which I used to to make my dessert table really festive.
My table was filled with lots of M&M’s and red, white, and blue desserts, including an M&M Captain America Cookie Cake, a white chocolate jar filled with M&M’s, some white chocolate popcorn, colorful kettle corn, marshmallow pops, mousse cups, and white chocolate bark.
It was a dessert feast fit for a superhero or a group of hungry college students.
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?
Captain America M&M’s Cookie Cake
1 baked jumbo cookie (I made a chocolate chip cookie)
red, white and blue M&M’s
Frost the top of your baked cookie cake with bright white frosting.
Then decorate it with red, white and blue M&M’s. If you can’t find the white ones, just allow the white frosting to show through.
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. Them fill in the entire middle with blue M&M’s.
I found all sorts of M&M’s at Walmart. I did have to pick the red and blue ones out of the bags to use to decorate my cookie. I actually needed 4 bags to have enough red ones to cover my 10 inch round cookie, but the price per bag is so good that I didn’t mind doing that. It’s not like the candies wont get eaten around here.
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, so instead, I cut a star out of white modeling chocolate and attached it with a small amount of frosting.
Once I finished decorating my cookie, I had lots of left over M&M’s.
So I lined the bottom of a few star shaped boxes with the orange, green, yellow and brown M&M’s then put the red, white and blue ones on top so my table looked really patriotic. You can see a green one hiding down in the right corner.
I did the same thing with my Captain America White Chocolate Jar. It held a lot of candy, and I only needed a small amount of red and blue M&M’s to pile on top.
I love making chocolate jars, buckets, cups, boxes, and bowls to fill with candy and have been doing it for many years. People love them. The best thing about these edible candy jars is how easy they are to personalize. Adding Captain America’s shield to this candy jar really made it the perfect addition to my dessert table, and it was pretty easy to make.
You can see the step-by-step tutorial for making a White Chocolate Capt. America Candy Jar, here.
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More Red, White and Blue Sweets
to serve at a Captain America Party
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