There are some things you never get too old to enjoy. The Cookie Monster is definitely pretty high up on that list. Be it nostalgia or just a love for the kooky blue guy, everyone seems to love him.
These cupcakes were a commission from my sister for her friend's birthday. My sister had been almost begging me for months to make these for her friend, but I kept saying it would depend on my research commitments as to whether I would have time. When my trapping schedule got delayed by a week, I found the time to fill the order, much to my sister's excitement.
There are a thousand versions of this guy in cupcake form. This is mine.
Whichever way you go, it's not that difficult to make. This way does require a love for a lot of icing, however. I was assured by sister that this would not be a problem for her choice of recipients.
I dye the buttercream icing blue and shape it into place. I then coat it in dessicated coconut, also dyed various shades of blue to give a 'fuzzy' look. These are more old-school cookie monster, rather than the lighter blue of the more recent version. I've seen a lot of people use white chocolate melts for the eyes, but I use kool mints. I don't like cakes to have a 'front', so this looks effective from all angles. Bonus feature: after having such an enormous amount of icing, the kool mints are also great at cleansing the palate.
Then all they need is some black dots for eyes and a cookie stuffed in his mouth. Some of them get bigger cookies than others. Greedy Monsters.
Sister said she needed 10, so I made a dozen just in case.
The cupcakes themselves are chocolate. Of course. Always a crowd-pleaser.
There was one more thing to warn my sister about before making the cupcakes. The amount of dye required could result in some black and/or blue teeth and tongues.
Not a problem, she said.
17 thoughts on “Cookie Monster Cupcakes”
Who cannot love Cookie Monster!! Yay, the old school way. Awesome cupcakes!! Had me drooling.
Love these guys! Are the tops of the cupcakes flat, so the entire dome on top is icing?
The top two thirds of the dome are icing, but the cupcakes are raised over the patty pans and the icing is smoothed around the cake (if that makes sense). I actually had a bit of a disaster with the cupcakes and they had epic muffin top going on, so I had to carve them. You can see it in the second pic.
I see. :3 You can’t tell in the finished product, so nice work!
I bet they were great!
And PS: Who cannot love the Cookie Monster 😀
Thanks so much! ♥
it’s too cute
Haha. Naaw. You know, I heard the original song for the first time at the coffee shop at Uni. I had no idea what it sounded like until then. Then the coffee guy showed me the bogan version of the song. Died again.
Omg do you have a link? Bogan version sounds amazing. I actually like the original too – its cute.
I made my own cupcakes for the first time, and decided to challenge myself with your cookie monster cupcakes – and they turned out awesome: http://postimg.org/image/ba66rs7uv/ !!!
I made the bottom out of super chocolaty muffins, and it went perfectly with the coconut taste of the topping!
I planned to do the dark blue version of the cookie monster, too, but in the end it just turned out lighter than I planned to. But they still looked really cute!
Awesome! Is there a way that I could commission you?
Do you mean for these cupcakes specifically? If so it’s unfortunately something I am unable to do due to legality issues/license restrictions.