om nom nom nom - cookie monster cupcakesMonday, June 03, 2013
Me want cookie! Me eat cookie!
This was the phrase running through my head two weekends ago when I baked these bad boys. My oldest friend is having a baby boy soon (nicknamed 'bubs') and this was my contribution to the baby shower. I loved Sesame Street as a kid, and Cookie Monster was by far my favourite character. Most likely because I loved stuffing my face with cookies too! Times haven't changed too much really.
For my base I made hummingbird bakery chocolate cupcakes. You can find the recipe here...
And to decorate I made vanilla coconut icing, coloured blue, and then added all the extras to make my monster faces. The trick to these cupcakes is all in the decoration - so I'll skip to that part.
Vanilla coconut icing
- 250g icing sugar
- 80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 25ml whole milk
- 3-4 drops vanilla essence
- 3-4 drops blue food colouring
- 80g desiccated coconut
- left over coconut
- chocolate chip cookies, cut in half with a sharp knife
- sliced white marshmallows (one marshmallow makes approx 3 eyes)
- milk chocolate drops