How to Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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This is a step by step “how to” on  how I  made these adorable miniature Cookie Monster cupcakes

for my daughter’s second birthday.They were a hit and super easy to make!


This is what you will need:

  • Miniature cupcakes (Try and match the wrapper color  to the character.)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Miniature chocolate chip cookies
  • Miniature chocolate chips
  • 2 Decorating bags
  • 2 Couplers
  • Decorating Tip #233 & # 12
  • Blue gel food coloring

All supplies needed to make these Cookie Monster cupcakes can be purchased {HERE}

 

Before you begin frosting your cupcakes, first you have to make a cut out of his mouth, this is where the cookie will go when you are done frosting him. With a small knife cut out a semi circle, just a little bit bigger than the miniature chocolate chip cookie.

You can test if it is big enough, by putting the cookie in the opening, if it stays put, the opening is large enough. If it feels like it may fall out, cut a little bit more out until it’s a snug fit.

You can either use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe to make your own can be found {HERE}.  Section your vanilla frosting into two separate bowls in order to tint  the frosting. Add the blue coloring a little at a time, until you have reached the color of cookie monster’s Fur. You can leave the last part plain white, since this will be used for his eyes.

Fill you decorating bags and get all your tips ready to decorate!

With tip #233 on the blue frosting, begin piping the frosting around the outer edge of the cupcake. Continue around and in until all but the mouth is covered. You can add more frosting if you want to build up his fur in certain areas, or to give him more of a shape.

Now you are ready to add his eyes. With a #12 tip on your white frosting, pip two eyes right above his mouth. Add the miniature chocolate chips to each eye and you are finished! Easy enough right!

And there you have it..now just join him with the rest of his buddies and you have created the hit of the party!

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions or just want to say hello to let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!


How to Make Oscar the Grouch Cupcakes

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had no idea what a hit these would turn out to be when I made them for my daughter’s second birthday.

They were much easier to make then I realized, so I thought I would share how I made them for those of you that would like to make them as well!

They are miniature, bite sized cuteness!!

 

This is what you will need:

  • Miniature cupcakes (Try and coordinate the cupcake wrapper with the color of the character)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Black Gel Icing
  • Green & red gel food coloring
  • 4 Couplers
  • 4 Decorating bags
  • Decorating tip #233, #14, #3 & #12
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • Food Paint Brush

Any Supplies needed to make these cupcakes are available {HERE}

You can either use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe can be found {HERE}.  Section your vanilla frosting into three separate bowls in order to tint the frosting. Add the green coloring a little at a time, until you have reached the color of Oscars fur. Do the same for the red. You can leave the last part plain white, since this will be used for his eyes. You can leave the chocolate alone, since it is fine all by itself for his Eyebrow (Unibrow).

Fill you decorating bags and get all your tips ready to decorate!

The black gel icing should come in a little tube, which will allow you to pipe a bit out onto the cupcake. Using the food paint brush, shape the gel into a half  moon shape on the bottom of the cupcake, this will be his mouth.  Don’t worry about getting it perfect, most of it will get covered by frosting later on.

Now put your #233 tip on your green frosting and begin piping his fur.


Circle around the outer edge of the cupcake and work your way in, until all of the cupcake is covered. You can add as much frosting as you like and can build up the shape by layering the frosting.

Now you are ready to add the mouth. With a #3 Tip on your red frosting, gently pipe a small dot on the upper part of Oscars mouth. You can wet your finger in clean water and pat down the frosting if it is raised too much.

With a #12 tip on your white icing, add the eyes. Use a wet finger to shape the frosting if necessary.

Add a miniature chocolate chip to each eye. Now he’s starting to look like Oscar 🙂

But don’t forget his brow! With a #14 tip on your chocolate frosting, pip a tight zigzag across the top of his eyes to create his eyebrow!

And there you have it..now just join him with the rest of his buddies and you have created the hit of the party!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading!


Miniature Raspberry Cupcakes

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It’s raspberry season here on the Long Island…..or more locally  in my Mother’s backyard.

I have so many fond memories of when I was a little girl,  being smack dab in the middle of a raspberry bush, munching on their sweet deliciousness.

A memory “berried” deep in my mind that brings back the laid back essence of the summer time.

The simple appeal of them made me want to recreate them….

They were super duper time consuming all those little berry parts certainly take a while.

But it’s comforting to know I can recreate them if I ever needed them in a hurry if they were out of season.

Enjoy!!


Miniature Sunflowers

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I love, love, love flowers, so one thing that is a constant is my representation of them….on cupcakes and such.

My Mother has a pot of teddy bear sunflowers growing in her backyard that I have been obsessing over as of late…..

So I finally broke down and made them tonight.

Decorating cupcake is something I thoroughly enjoy doing, but I adore decorating miniature cupcakes, there is just something so appealing to me about anything that is well, miniature.

Especially things of a sweet and delicious nature, such as cupcakes and if you ask me I think they came out pretty sweet 🙂 Well, I’m adding this part in after the fact…..

I kept thinking how the cupcakes just seemed incomplete and then I had one of the “ah ha” moments and added this little ladybug onto the cupcake.

It feels more complete this way…..

As you can probably see by the shine on the frosting, it’s getting hot and the frosting is getting soft…so enough of these little guys for now.

Enjoy your day and stay cool!

 


Red, White and Beautiful

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Well, it’s Friday July 1st, which means not only is it Friday, but it is also the beginning of a three day weekend.

The big occasion being the Fourth of July; which means family, friends, food, fun, sun and fireworks!

 The family and I will be running around all weekend visiting a lot of people, so for the occasion I created some miniature red, white and blue vanilla cupcakes to tote along!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun filled weekend… 

Happy Birthday America!!

 


Miniature Flower Communion Cupcakes

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My niece was making her first communion this year, so I was asked by my sister to make some cupcakes for the party.
I so wished I had taken better pictures.

Note to self: Take better flippin pictures!

Now with that out of the way let me tell you about these delish little delights. First I had made three flavors; the standard fare of chocolate and vanilla, but for a little pop I added in red velvet.

For the icing I kept it a standard vanilla frosting across the board, I have found that often times kids don’t like anything more than chocolate and vanilla, when it comes to both cupcake flavor and/or frosting.

I had actually discovered with this type of flowery design when I was making the feathers for the big bird miniature cupcakes for my daughters birthday. I’m not really sure if its a “technique” with a name, but all the miniature cupcakes were decorated with it, giving it a look much like a miniature flowery bouquet.

I alternated between a plain white frosting and a soft pink. The larger cupcakes were adorned with a larger soft pink swirl, sprinkled with iridescent white pearls. As always everyone loves cupcakes, even the older folks were munching down on them and of course they were delicious!


Miniature Sesame Street Cupcakes

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made these for my Daughter’s 2nd birthday party.

The Hubbers and I had decided on a Sesame Street theme, so naturally I HAD to make the Sesame Street characters into cupcakes.

Mini Cupcake 🙂

If you would like to make these you can check out the tutorials by following the links below…..

Since the majority of children that would be attending the birthday party  were five and under,  I choose to make them miniature cupcakes, reason being I didn’t want to be the parent that all the other parents glared at for having their child covered in colored frosting.
Because more often than not, that kid covered in frosting is er, um…mine.

I had a ball making them and all in all they were a huge success and not one was left over after the party had ended…both the parents and the kids gobbled them all up!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, or just want to say hello, please fee free to leave a comment below!

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