With Kingston’s birthday party only one week away (ONE WEEK!), I have been busy planning everything we need to make it one fun celebration. It will be a small family/friend get together, with a few kiddos for Kingston to have some fun with. So, why not make some fun cupcakes for the kiddos? AND – thanks to Pinterest – I’ve decided to make Cookie Monster cupcakes. The hubs suggested I make a trial batch this last weekend, so I did (and his 3rd period class was never more thankful!):
1. Because this is practice, I used Funfetti cupcake mix. I have a really great recipe for homemade cupcake/cake mix that I am thinking I will probably use for Kingston’s birthday cupcakes.
2. Next, I frosted these lovelies with some blue cream cheese frosting and rolled the cupcake in blue sugar crystals.
3. For the eyes, I wanted something big and white… and in the future I think I will use some white chocolate baking chips I found with milk chocolate for the pupils. But for this practice round, I used York Peppermint Patty Pieces with black cake decorating gel.
4. And for the mouth, I used chewy Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t really like the way these worked out… so I’m in the market for something much lighter (they seemed a little heavy and had trouble staying upright).
And for a complete glimpse of the finished product…
Ta-da! I am so proud that I actually tried something new. I think with a few tweaks, these Cookie Monster cupcakes will be exactly what I am looking for. Any tips or suggestions are welcome.
ALSO – my friend Cindy and I have something up our sleeve when it comes to Pinterest. Be excited.