Today I have been busy making cakes for my sons birthday. He is really far too old to still be given a birthday cake but when browsing the web recently I saw some cup cakes which simply had to be made for him. Even at his age he is still a fan of Cookie Monster.
First came the cup cakes, standard sponge recipe nothing fancy.
Then I hit the blue food colouring BIG TIME. Luckily Cookie Monster is a regular blue gel colour found in the food colouring section of the cake decorating shop. I wonder how many tons of cream cheese frosting I would have made if the colour had needed to be mixed to match? It doesn't bear thinking about.
I coloured some desiccated coconut with the same blue gel by adding some of the colouring to a zip-lock bag with the coconut. Lots of rubbing and smooshing got the colour blended.
I sourced some mini chocolate chip cookies, bought some white chocolate drops and melted some dark chocolate for the eyes. And voila - Cookie Monster cup cakes.
Hope he likes them - hope you like them?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON - NOM NOM NOM