They just don’t make children’s television like they used to do they? I’m so glad Sesame Street is still on air after all these years. Such fond memories I have of watching it and counting along with The Count, craving cookies with the Cookie Monster and doing whatever it is Big Bird does with him.
I’ve been looking for an excuse to bring Sesame Street to life in cupcake form for months! A friend’s Birthday last week seemed like the perfect excuse. He’d already told me he felt old so what better way to make him feel young again than to make him kiddy cakes?!
Of course my inspiration came from Pinterest. The original pins don’t seem to link to anything so I can’t credit the creator but the method I totally make up so I shall call myself the co-creator.
First up I had to make the fur. It takes quite a lot of colouring to get the bright blue and red. I used gel colours because they’re much stronger but you could use the regular ones you get in the supermarket you’ll just need a lot.
To create the fur, I used a star tip and just blobbed the icing on top then messed it up a bit.
Cookie Monster needs to see his cookies so I gave him eyes. Now I might have drawn the pupils into the white chocolate buttons with a marker pen. I didn’t have time to melt chocolate and fiddle around making them myself so I took the easy route knowing I could warn everyone not to eat them. If you’re making them for kids, use melted dark chocolate or an edible pen to add the pupils.
Mini choc-chip cookies completely the Cookie Monsters! I left some whole and crumbled a couple around their mouths.
To make Elmo I used the same eyes as The Cookie Monster but drew the pupils so they’d be close together in the middle. His nos is a Jaffa and his mouth is a mini Oreo cut in half.
Aren’t they the cutest things ever? Big Bird in cupcake form might have taken it to a whole new level of cuteness.
What about you? Who is your favourite Sesame Street character? What was your favourite children’s show?
Baby Sesame Street cupcakes - Elmo and The Cookie Monster
- 24 baby cupcakes
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 100g butter, softened
- red and blue food colouring (I used Wilton gel colours)
- 12 jaffas
- 28 white chocolate buttons
- 6 mini Oreos cut in half
- 12 mini choc-chip cookies
- something to draw on the eyeballs
- Red and blue coloured sprinkles (optional).
- Make the icing by beating the butter until smooth.
- Add the icing sugar a little at a time and continue to beat. Add a little milk to get it to a good consistency.
- Divide the icing in half and colour one half blue and one half red.
- Use a star tip nozzle to pipe rough stars onto the top of each cupcake. Make it rough so it looks like fur.
- Sprinkle the top of the cupcake with the same coloured sprinkles.
- Draw eyeballs on the white chocolate buttons.
- To make The Cookie Monster, attache the 'eyes' then add a choc-chip cookie for his mouth. Crumble some of the cookies first.
- To make Elmo, add the eyes then stick a Jaffa in the middle to make his nose.
- Cut the Oreos in half and place half on the cupcake to make his mouth.
Claire these are so cute, have see the cookie monster ones but never Elmo! Now I want to make Oscar the Grouch ones ;D
They’re gorgeous Claire. I love that Cookie seems to have been caught mid-munch!
Hot tip for next time — Queens make a black icing pen. I made Angry Birds cakes for my son’s birthday last year and they are perfect for doing pupil dots.
I thought I’d seen something like that before! I’ll have to look out for it for next time. Thank you!
Haha too cute :D
Aww these are sooo cute! Just love them. I used to love Sesame Street as a kid as well :)
It was great wasn’t it? I’m so glad it’s still going!
Adorable Claire! I know you made your friend feel like a kid again, what a great friend you are!
Thanks Chris! He sure liked them so mission accomplished!
These are totally adorable!
How fun are these? I’ve never been brave enough to decorate cupcakes with much more than a blob of frosting, but you make this seem easy. What IS with those empty links on Pinterest – seems like I’m getting more and more lately.
Because they are super easy Jess! I don’t know but it’s super annoying!
I’ve seen these before but not with crumbs of cookies in their mouths which makes them so much cuter!! :D
It’s the simple things isn’t it?!
These are so cute! You’re so clever all the time!
Aww shucks thanks Maureen!
These are so funny, I love them. A great idea for adult cakes. Who wouldn’t want a mouth made of Oreos. I’ve found a couple of things on Pinterest that don’t seem to have an origin, it’s a bit annoying isn’t it? GG
Especially when it’s a recipe! At least these I could just wing it! Thanks GG!
These are gorgeous Claire and I bet your friend was super-impressed when he saw them. What a fun thing to bring to a party. I use the gel colours too – so much better than the little drops xx
Thanks Charlie! They give a much deeper colour don’t they?! x