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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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Cookie monster cupcakes have been on my mind ever since we began the cupcake challenge. I absolutely love cupcakes, but this time, I wanted to focus more on the decor than taste. If you've got a delicious cupcake recipe, feel free to use it here. I paid homage to Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade cooking empire and made these from a box.

Whether you go for gourmet or box cupcake, these are really really simple to decorate.
 
 
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Step 1: Cookie monster cupcake ingredients

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Here's what you'll need to make your cookie monster cupcakes fabulous:

One dozen cupcakes that have been baked and cooled. 
One container vanilla frosting (mine was store bought, you could make this easily. I love this recipe for cream cheese frosting.
Blue food dye
One bag of shredded coconut
Chocolate chips
Chocolate chip cookies
  • Start off by putting most of your vanilla frosting in a bowl. You'll want to reserve 1/4 of the frosting to make the whites of the eyes of your little monsters.
  • Add several drops of blue food dye until your frosting becomes a nice consistent blue. This took me about 20 drops.
  • Frost your cupcakes and get ready for the next step -- we're going to make them furry!


Step 2: Add your "fur" and a face

Next,  put your coconut in a bowl and add food dye until it becomes a nice dark blue. Dunk your frosted cupcakes in the coconuts, coating them with fur!

Cut a slit in the bottom third of your cupcake and take half of a chocolate chip cookie and insert it.

Finally, put your remaining white frosting in a ziploc, snip off a corner and begin piping the white of the eyes. Add an upside down chocolate chip to make the pupil.

And there you have it! Eat and enjoy (and don't forget to take pictures!).
NickyLess872 years ago
I made some of these a little while back. I found that using white chocolate buttons as eyes and blue coloured sieved sugar worked a little bit easier then coconut or piping it on (although, I admit I'm next to useless with a piping bag lol).

Although, as you may have found, they are difficult little so and so's to eat whatever method you use XD
chibibobo2 years ago
These are just too cute. I am going to have to make these as soon as I can find an excuse to make more baked goodies. <3
bhylak2 years ago
They look delicious. For serious, you need to start selling them!

In fact, I'm demanding you start selling them. And I suggested it, so I get 50 free.

Per day.

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I was thinking the same thing.
spookey13122 years ago
were you the one who posted this here http://mochacafe.info/post/5444610700 or did you just steal it?
Are you accusing her of being a psychic muppet baker spy? I ask this not to ruffle any blue fur, but because that would be an awesome screenplay and if it's okay by you, I'm going to steal that idea and such.

And a nomnomnomnom to you sir.
zazenergy (author)  spookey13122 years ago
Oh those are really cute too!

As you're no doubt aware, the internet is a place of creativity and the evolution of ideas. I am not the first person to make these (no will I be the last). We can all share ideas and be inspired to build upon them-- that is community building in it's purest form :)
mary candy2 years ago
Vila Sesamo cupcakes are so nice !
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zazenergy (author)  mary candy2 years ago
Oh those are awesome! I love all the other characters too!
splazem2 years ago
Awesome!
C is for Cookie that's good enough for me
C is for Cookie that's good enough for me
C is for Cookie that's good enough for me
Cause Cookie Cookie Cookie starts with C
angelabchua2 years ago
its like looking in a mirror for me.... eating cookies till im blue in the face. :D

These are too cute! and I love that you used coconut!
zazenergy (author)  angelabchua2 years ago
bahahaha! These were really fun to make!
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