Jan 3, 2008

Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes

A while back, I posted this picture and said they'd be great for a toddler birthday.

Well, they were. I made them for Tyler's birthday party and I wish I could say that they looked like this (insert picture here) but alas, I failed to take a single picture of the adorable cupcakes that I made. I am thinking of making just one more so that Tyler will have a picture in his keepsake box. I do what I can to take away his "shortchanged second child" ammunition, because really, he's not.

In meantime, I can at least tell you how to make these. You'll need:

Cupcakes (I used vanilla, but I think any flavor/color will work)
Buttercream frosting
White frosting (you could go with all white and skip the buttercream if you want)
Blue sprinkles
Chocolate chips
Medium-size chocolate chip cookies, broken in half or thirds, or bite-size cookies

1. Frost the top of the cupcake. (I made a buttercream frosting for this, but you could use your favorite canned frosting, no problem.)

2. With a knife, cut a slit in the top of each cupcake, about one-third of the way from one side, to form the mouth.

3. Cover the frosting with blue sprinkles.

4. Put the white frosting in a bag fitted with a medium round or star tip (or simply do what I did and buy white frosting in a tube). Put two dollops of white frosting on the top of the cupcake opposite from the mouth.

5. Push one chocolate chip into each dollop of white frosting, tip first, to complete the eyes.

6. Insert a cookie piece into the mouth.

Photo credit: princess_of_llyr


Kacie said...

OMG!!!! These are the cutest cupcakes EVER! I hope you'll make them again and post pics of your own. I'm definitely going to file this away for whenever I need to make cupcakes next.

Katie Gregg said...

How absolutely adorable! Your son must have loved them.

Anonymous said...

I love them!! My little guy's birthday is next week. I'm gonna make these...he loves Cookie Monster!! Thanks for sharing!

Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks, everyone! I do highly recommend these - they were really easy!

Anonymous said...

Haha...Too cute. My nephew is going to LOVE these ! :-)

Anonymous said...

slow but never late... so cute!~!! i lv cookie monster~! u make it ever cutier then ever~~

Anonymous said...

i love them, but how do you actually get all those blue sprinkles on top without it looking strange and ugly? any tricks?

Anonymous said...

I've never made these, but I've done similar things, and the best way I found for distributing sprinkles evenly is to ice the cupcake and then gently roll it in sprinkles on a plate. Don't try to sprinkle them on, you won't get even coverage. You could also just make blue icing!