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Double decker Sugar Cookie with vanilla butter cream frosting decorated for a birthday
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5 from 2 votes

Sugar Cookie Birthday Cake

Sugar Cookie Birthday Cake is a double layer sugar cookie, filled and piped with vanilla buttercream. The Birthday Cake is topped with colorful gumballs, gummy candies and nerds.
Course Dessert, Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Servings 1 Cookie Cake
Author Karli Bitner


Sugar Cookie

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Vanilla Butter Cream

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • candy toppings


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Cream the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes.
  • Scrape sides of bowl and add egg white and vanilla. Combine thoroughly.
  • Mix in flour and baking powder until completely combined. The texture should be similar to playdoh. If it is too wet, at a little more flour. If it is too dry, at a little water. 1 1/2 cups is always about perfect for me.
  • Roll out onto parchment paper. Use stencil and cut desired number, letter or shape twice.
  • Remove scraps from the parchment paper. 
  • Carefully put the parchment paper (with the cookies on it) onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 -12 minutes. Pull when the center is puffy, no longer glossy and the edges are barely starting to turn color.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cream together all butter cream ingredients. 
  • Pipe large dots onto the cooled cookie. Top with the second cookie and repeat the piping process. 
  • Decorate the top with a variety of candy.