Sesame Street cupcakes

Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet.Can you tell me how to get…

How to get to Sesame Street!
Did you sing that? I’ve been singing it on repeat since last week.

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.

Sesame street cupcakes

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.

Red and blue

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.

Cookie monster fur

To create the fur, I used a star tip and just blobbed the icing on top then messed it up a bit.

He can see!

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.

Repeat for Elmo

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.

Sesame street cupcakes – Elmo and the Cookie Monster

Aren’t they the cutest things ever? Big Bird in cupcake form might have taken it to a whole new level of cuteness.

Elmo cupcake

What about you? Who is your favourite Sesame Street character? What was your favourite children’s show?

Cookie Monster cupcake


Baby Sesame Street cupcakes - Elmo and The Cookie Monster

Baby Sesame Street cupcakes - Elmo and The Cookie Monster

Yield: 24


  • 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).


  1. Make the icing by beating the butter until smooth.
  2. Add the icing sugar a little at a time and continue to beat. Add a little milk to get it to a good consistency.
  3. Divide the icing in half and colour one half blue and one half red.
  4. Use a star tip nozzle to pipe rough stars onto the top of each cupcake. Make it rough so it looks like fur.
  5. Sprinkle the top of the cupcake with the same coloured sprinkles.
  6. Draw eyeballs on the white chocolate buttons.
  7. To make The Cookie Monster, attache the 'eyes' then add a choc-chip cookie for his mouth. Crumble some of the cookies first.
  8. To make Elmo, add the eyes then stick a Jaffa in the middle to make his nose.
  9. Cut the Oreos in half and place half on the cupcake to make his mouth.


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