Cupcakes are hard to resist, but when they're cute and adorable like these Cookie Monster cupcakes - game over! After watching Sesame Street with my daughter, I thought I would try to make some of the furry creatures she loves into cupcakes. I'm thinking of making her a Sesame Street themed birthday cake for her birthday, so these cupcakes were excellent practice.
They're really easy to make and as you can see, they look fabulous. I used a basic chocolate cake recipe to make the cupcakes. You can either bake your own cookies or use store bought, but make sure you cut some of the cookie off so it fits in his mouth. For his big cookie ingesting mouth, simply cut into the cupcake, squeeze it open, and insert the cookie. Next, I used buttercream dyed blue and a start tip to pipe the fur.
Mmmmmm....cookie! Next on my list is Elmo!
I admit my fondant bumblebees turned out really well, but I wasn't to impressed with my buttercream piping. I can certainly tell when I'm pressed for time. I had wanted to make elaborate flowers for the bees to hover over, but I ran out of time. They can't all be perfect, now can they?
The bumblebees did look really cute 'flying' over the cupcake. I simply used a toothpick to position the bumblebees. Now to redeem myself, I must make more flower cupcakes!!!!
I'll be the first one to admit that I don't need an excuse to bake, especially when it comes to cupcakes and cakes! To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I baked chocolate cupcakes with mint butter cream. Of course the chocolate Loonie is to share the luck of the Irish!