Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to make Elmo or Cookie monster cupcakes / muffins Tutorial.




A few weeks ago I found this photo of a cookie monster cupcake and I just had to make them for my son's birthday. There was a video tutorial on this website and they turned out great! But I noticed that the video wasn't very detailed and a lot of trial and error was needed. So I decided to make a tutorial with elmo cupcakes. Not much different from cookie monster, which I will explain to.
Sorry for the bad pics, they were taken in the evening.

Ok here we go!

Ingredients:
-12 small cupcakes
-125 gr butter
-250 powdered sugar
-coconut
-marzipan white, black and orange (elmo)
-food coloring: red for elmo, blue for cookiemonster
-small cookies for cookie monster

Step 1. Buy some ready made cupcakes or make some.

Step 2. Stir the butter to make it smooth and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and food coloring and stir it. Add food coloring untill you have the right color. (google Elmo or Cookie Monster) Now you have made buttercream icing.



Step 3. Take a spoon of coconut and add food coloring and mix it, you probably notice it very hard to mix it to a nice plain color. The secret to that is adding just a bit of water and mix with a spoon again. Now add another spoon of coconut and small bits of water and foodcoloring untill you have a cup full.



Step 4. Put lots of buttercream icing over the cupcakes and dip them in the cocos.






Step 5. Makes eyes and noses from marzipan.

Step 6. Put the eyes and nose onto the coconut, if it doesn't stay well use a bit of the buttercream icing that you made to stick it on.
They looked much better in real life :)




Step 7. If you are making cookiemonster then cut a mouth into the cupcake and put half a cookie into it!

Now you are done!

3 comments:

Pili said...

Ooooh, that's a great idea to decorate cupcakes for a kid's b-day or for fun with friends! Thank you for sharing!

Ilona said...

Geweldig! Bedankt :)

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria