of the On AliExpress I found different kinds of cookie cutters and silicone molds. In the end I chose a set of different cookie shapes. For cookies I always use the recipe from Laura's Bakery, it's faul proof and they cookies don't 'bleed' in the oven. To make the cookies birthday worthy I wanted to decorate them with icing. Laura's Bakery has a great recipe for this too. I was surprised how much powdered sugar went into it! It really took me some time to get it right, but I love the result. Decorating cookies is time consuming, but worth it. If you want to give it a go, practice makes perfect. My best friend was a simple toothpick, to correct my mistakes. I put the cookies against the side of the cake, and made some chocolate 'footprints' that I could put on top.
Funny thing was... she only ate the cookies, and left the cake for the guests :-P
Tamara, Geek, mother of two Geeklings, editor.