Recipes and Cooking Monogram Cake 4.4 (20) Add your rating & review How sweet! Bake a custom cake for the guest of honor, whether you focus on their initial or their birthday number. This delicious dessert recipe tastes like a macaron cookie. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 25, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Stand Time: 1 hrs Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins Servings: 14 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup powdered sugar 2 ½ cup almond flour or almond meal ½ teaspoon salt 6 egg whites, at room temperature ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 8 ounce packages frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon vanilla Assorted edible flowers, fruit, and cookies Directions Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Sift 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, almond flour, and salt together in a medium bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat egg whites on low to medium until foamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 teaspoon at a time, and continue to beat egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Sift powdered sugar mixture over the egg white mixture and fold in with a rubber spatula just until combined (batter should begin to fall off the rubber spatula in sheets). Carefully transfer batter to a piping bag fitted with a medium open tip. Pipe the batter on prepared baking sheet in two matching 12-inch letters. Let stand 1 hour. Preheat oven to 275°F. Bake cookies about 40 minutes or until cookies start to brown. Cool completely on sheet on wire rack. In a large bowl combine thawed whipped topping, cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and vanilla. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a medium open tip. Transfer one of the cooled cookies to a serving platter. Pipe dollops of frosting on top. Gently place second cooled cookie on top of the frosting in the same orientation as the bottom cookie. Top with more frosting and decorated as desired with flowers, fruit, and cookies. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 455 Calories 27g Fat 46g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 455 % Daily Value * Total Fat 27g 35% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Cholesterol 33mg 11% Sodium 216mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 46g 17% Total Sugars 42g Protein 8g Calcium 76mg 6% Iron 0.8mg 4% Potassium 76mg 2% Folate, total 3.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.