Mini cookie birthday cakes

These cut cookie cakes are fantastic for your next gathering - and require almost no preparation!


115g white compound chocolate
12 birthday candles
24 vanilla sandwich cookies (as shown in picture)
Small round edible pink pearls or dragées
Rainbow sprinkles


1. Melt the chocolate to pouring consistency.

2. Take a cookie and place ½ teaspoon of melted chocolate on top. Place a second cookie on top to create a four-layer biscuit and allow to set.

3. Cut the top 2.5 cm off a candle and set aside along with 8 round pearls and some sprinkles. Take 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate and drop it in the middle of the top cookie. Tap on the work surface until the melted chocolate drizzles over the sides.

4. Add 8 pearls as “cherries” around the outside edge, place the candle in the centre, and top with sprinkles. Repeat to make a total of 12 birthday cakes.

Images and recipes from Sweet! Celebrations by Elise Strachan (Murdoch Books) RRP $39.99