Featured on BlogHer May 15, 2015
This year for my grandson’s 3rd birthday….Gramma (me) decided to make him some of his favourite Sesame Street character cupcakes. As you can see he loves Cookie Monster and Elmo. Since I’m not a pro decorator, I was actually surprised on how easy these were to make. So…just in case you ever need to make something different for a kid’s party, I thought I would share my fun experience with you.
The decorating supplies were:
- 2 large disposable piping bags
- 1 small disposable piping bag
- Orange M& M’s (for nose)
- Mini chocolate chips (for eyes)
- Chocolate chip cookies (for mouth) cut in ½
- Black piping gel (for mouth)
- Red food colouring gel (for Elmo)
- Blue food colouring gel (for Cookie Monster)
- #10 decorating tip (for eyes)
- #233 decorating tip (for fur)
Pick your favourite cupcake recipe and bake those up. Mine were chocolate (of course). Next whip up a huge batch of your buttercream icing of choice. Mine was just a plain (all butter) buttercream, and I added some English Toffee flavouring just to make it a little more special. Colour your icings.
Using the #233 tip you pipe out the base of the character. Note: The tip does become clogged up during this process so be sure to clean it out often.
Using the #10 tip you pipe 2 white eyeballs, then insert a chocolate chip (pointy tip down).
For Cookie Monster go ahead and insert ½ a cookie for his mouth.
For Elmo place a orange M&M for his nose, and pipe some black gel for his mouth.
That’s it….aren’t they cute? Really I mean how can you not stand back and smile at your accomplishment….I DID!! Go GRAMMA 👍👍
Now I will have to tell you when he saw these come out at the party he as SOOOOO happy!! It made my day to please my precious little guy.
Give these a try….I know some little person in your life will LOVE you for it!!
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Mama to 5 BLessings
Oh my goodness those are some of the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen before! My little ones would love them!
I know my grandson LOVED them!!
How cute are those cupcakes! My kids were heavily into Sesame Street when they were younger and would have love these.
WE all loved them…but especially him.
How precious is this? My toddler is just getting into Sesame Street, so I need to make him these!
He will love them that is for sure.
We made Sesame Street cupcakes too. So much fun!
Yes they are fun to make.
I have a three year old who would just die over these cupcakes! You make it look so easy.
Well if I can do it believe me anyone can!!
Lois Alter Mark
Those are so cute, I don’t know if I would have the heart to eat them! You did them proud!
Well thanks…he didn’t have a problem eating them.
These cupcakes are too cute and I would eat them all by myself. I really love the cookie monster detail.
Thanks…he loved them!!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
So cute. My sister in law is in the middle of planning her son’s first birthday party & its Sesame Street themed. She will love these.
They were a huge hit!!
Great post! I made cupcakes like this (Elmo and Cookie Monster) for my daughter’s second birthday last summer but I did them differently. I like your method! 🙂
Thanks…it was the first time and I was happy with the results. He LOVED them and that was the main thing. I loved seeing the look on his little face when he saw all the Elmo’s and Cookie Monsters!!
I liked eating them too!!