January 19, 2012

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I finally got to make these cupcakes! I had been dying to try them and I finally was able to make them for my nephew's 2nd birthday!

I think they are so cute! What little kid wouldn't love to have Cookie Monster cupcakes?  They were pretty easy.  The only hard part was piping on the blue buttercream.  I don't know if it's because the holes in the piping tip are so small or what, but it was pretty hard to squeeze the frosting onto the cupcake.  I even thinned my frosting a little, because I figured it was too thick, but it was still pretty hard to squeeze the frosting through the tip?  So, you might have to take a break every few cupcakes,   so your hand doesn't fall off.  I actually had Jake finish the cupcakes for me!!  The end result is so worth it!    

CLICK HERE to see a tutorial over at Bird on a Cake!
Cookie Monster Cupcakes
adapted from: Bird on a Cake

1 batch of your favorite cupcakes
1 batch buttercream frosting tinted blue
sky blue food coloring
Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies (they are the perfect          size)
white candy melts
chocolate chips (I used Guittard, which are slightly bigger           than regular)
Wilton #233 decorating tip

First, take a cupcake and cut out a mouth for Cookie Monster.  Place a cookie in the mouth and pipe frosting fur all over the cupcake.  Melt a few candy melts.  Put a dab on the back of a chocolate chip and stick it on the flat side of a candy melt.  If blue frosting fur is still soft, you can just press the "eyes" into the cupcake.  If the frosting has hardened, put a dollop on the back of the candy melt and press the "eyes" into the cupcake.  Repeat with remaining cupcakes.  That's all there is to it!!  

Vanilla Cupcakes
from: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 10-12 muffin cups with paper liners.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour the wet into the dry.  Stir just until combined.  Spoon into prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 17-18 minutes or until done.  Yield: 10-12 cupcakes depending on how full you fill the muffin cups.

Vanilla Buttercream
from: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
pinch of salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 - 3 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbl. vanilla coffee creamer or milk

Whip butter until fluffy.  Add salt and vanilla and mix until combined.  Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until combined.  Add the creamer or milk and beat until smooth.  If mixture is too thick, add a little more creamer or milk.   

21 comments:

  1. Your cookie monsters are really cute, Jenn! Good job! :0)

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  2. You made adorable cupcakes for your nephew. I'm sure he enjoyed his birthday was made extra special with these.

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  3. You did a fabulous job. I too have seen these on Pinterest and will have to make them someday.

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  4. These turned out so good! My 2 year old niece would love these!

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it! No vegetables for this cookie fan;)

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  6. These are so cute! My kids would love these. Great blog! Everything looks so delish!

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  7. These look great and so fun! I had to stop by and see them! I made Elmo's last week and making Cookie Monster this week! You did such an awesome job! They look perfect!

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  8. Absolutely adorable! I'm sure everyone loved them:@)

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  9. Oh my goodness! These are too cute!!! I found you through Flamingo Toes. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. This reminds me of a Cookie Monster cake I had when I was little! Adorable...and yummy! :)

    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh this is just adorable. I love it

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  12. These are absolutely the cutest cupcakes!! Thanks for sharing them! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another recipe! -The Sisters

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  13. I just had to include these in this week's Sweets for a Saturday top 5. They're too cute to leave out.

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  14. How cute! My three year old loves Cookie Monster. Definitely pinning that for future reference!

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  15. Featuring YOU over on my blog this morning. :) Thank you so much for sharing at last week's {wow} me wednesday party!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/02/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

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  16. Love these!! They will be perfect for a birthday party!!!

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  17. These are super cute! You did a fabulous job. Thanks for dropping by my place and for the sweet comment. xoxoxo

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