By: Special to the Laredo Sun
Customers are invited to sample Great American Cookie’s signature cookie cake on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Great American Cookie location in the Macy’s Center Court.
During the event, Great American Cookies will unveil and serve slices from a custom “Thank You!” 180-square foot Super Cookie Cake created just for Laredo area customers, the largest cookie cake ever made in Laredo history.
This special “Thank You!” Super Cookie Cake will be made up of 42 individual cookie cakes and measure 12 feet by 15 feet.
It will take approximately 10 hours to bake and decorate. It will contain 150 pounds of batter, 208,000 chocolate chips, and 50 pounds of icing.
The giant cookie slices will be sold for $1 donation to the South Texas Food Bank with other fun activities including games and mascots just for Laredo area customers taking place throughout the day.
Beginning at 10 a.m. until 10:35 a.m., customers are invited to enjoy 35 cent cookies; at 11:00 a.m., the Great American Cookies mascot Cookie Man will make his appearance, distributing special coupon deals along with the Super Cookie Cake.
The Webb County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand, as well, taking kids’ photos for an identity kit.
Commenting on the upcoming celebration, franchisee owner Gwen Garza said, “Over the years, Great American Cookies has participated in key milestones and celebrations for the family’s and patrons of our store.
We are looking forward to welcoming these customers as our guests to celebrate our milestone of our 35 th Anniversary.”
Keep an eye out for more news to follow on the store’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/greatamericancookieslaredo and its Twitter account, @Laredocookies.
Edited by: C.R.