Wednesday, July 3, 2013

M&M Flag Cookie Cake

We're having a large BBQ at my parents' house tomorrow night & I was tasked with finding something "pinteresty" for dessert. I sifted through a ton of recipes & pinned many to my Merica Board - but nothing seemed to scream, "OMG the Bliss Family Will Love This!" So, I started thinking about what my family loves. That boiled down to 1) cookies 2) frosting and 3) M&M's. Thus, my idea for the M&M Cookie Flag Cake was born! 

You Will Need: 
  • a rectangular cookie cake 
  • white frosting
  • red M&M's 
  • blue M&M's 
Here's How To Make It: 

Bake the Cookie Cake - I used two Betty Crocker bagged mixes to make my cookie cake. I could've used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I didn't have all the ingredients or access to my mom's Kitchenaid mixer. Thus, I took the easy way out. You can too - I give you permission. 

Separate Your M&M's - Now you can buy only red & only blue M&M's, but it's going to cost you! I decided to just buy a bag of 4th of July M&M's and sort them myself. The cost of two big bags was still less than a single container of red only! Just take the time to sort them out while the cake bakes, and you can keep any extras in a tupperware container to munch on at the parade!

Let the Cake Cool - This is a very important step! You need to let the cake cool completely before you ice it. Otherwise, you will end up with a mess! I put mine in the fridge for over an hour to make sure that it was fully cooled down.

Ice the Whole Cake - Use the white icing to frost the entire cake. This doesn't need to be a thick layer, but it needs to be substantial enough that the M&M's stick to it!

Make Your Stars - Using the blue M&M's map out the star portion of your cake. I chose to make mine 10 x 10.

Make Your Stripes - Using the red M&M's make the stripes of your flag. I didn't really care if I was historically accurate, so I made my rows 2 M&M's wide. I didn't end up with 13 stripes, but who is really counting.


  1. Please deep freeze that and send it my way. Please? This is the second time in three years that I'll be celebrating Bastille Day instead of the 4th of July. Rough, I know...but I miss good ol' fashioned 'Murican fun. :)


  2. Looks delish and very patriotic! Stopping by from THE Collective Social Blog Hop to say hi. Thank you for linking up. Have a fabulous day!

    Janise (co-host of The Collective Social Blog Hop)

  3. Super cute! And that looks delicious! Enjoy your BBQ!

  4. Super cute! That look amazing! I want it.