We're about to go slightly overboard with a little girl's second birthday tomorrow.
The first installment of party fun are these cupcakes. She really wanted Curious George but we were working with what we had in the house, so Cookie Monster it is.
Does he look like Cookie Monster? I kind of thought yes but with maybe something slightly
off that I couldn't put my finger on. So far though, between my husband and my brother
and my oldest, I have been getting comments like:
"I think he looks more like Grover."
"Isn't Cookie Monster's head more football shaped?"
"I think his eyes are weird, no?"
"Why does he have only a few pieces of cookie in his mouth?"
And my personal favorite:
Whatever. Here's the how to:
1. Bake a batch of whatever cupcake your birthday kiddie likes.
2. Frost. And when I say frost, I mean that you should open a can of Duncan Hines vanilla
frosting, tint it blue (the brightest blue you can find, preferably using gel colors and not
liquid based colors. Also be sure to wear gloves when using gel colors, they make a huge
and hard to wash off mess) and frost your cupcakes.
3. Attach the eyes. There are probably many different ways you can go with the eyes - for example, mini marshmallows or white candy melts for the eyes, along with some melted dark
chocolate or an appropriately colored M&M. I went with what I had in the house - white Mentos candies and chocolate chips. I attached the chocolate chips to the Mentos with a drop of frosting. I realize that Mentos are not exactly a child-friendly candy so I will just remove them before the kids start to eat.
4. Make a mouth. Again, several ways you can go here. You can bake your own small chocolate chip cookies to stuff into Cookie's mouth or you can just buy a bag of cookies. I actually
find baking the cookies easier than going to buy the cookies with the kids but to each her own, ya know? I found that the whole cookies were too big to use, so I tried breaking them in half. Those looked okay, but then I saw these cookies and thought these were way funnier. So I crumbled
up a cookie to make it look like Cookie Monster was eating his cookie right now.
Remember to make appropriate Cookie Monster noises when you eat these - om nom nom!
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)