Friday, October 10, 2014

DIY Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I was in the mood for some baking this week and there was a potluck event at work so I made some Cookie Monster cupcakes. I've seen them on my Pinterest for a while now and have always wanted to make them. I'm usually either too busy or too lazy (probably more toward the lazy part lol) to make cupcakes from scratch, but since I had the time, why not.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Aren't thees Cookie Monster cupcakes beautiful? They took ages but it's all worth it! I used this chocolate cupcake recipe  (it's toward the end of the post). However, I used dark chocolate instead of semisweet and used only 1/2 cup of coffee instead of the 1 1/2 cup.

I was afraid of how it would taste because I've never put coffee in my chocolate cupcakes before. (Which is also why I put so less.) However, it turned out pretty tasty and I think I will use this recipe again.
Cookie Monster Cupcake

I used a simple butter cream frosting to pipe on the cupcake and make that furry like look. I think the hardest part of this entire cupcake process was trying to get the right color for the Cookie Monster. It took ages! And to be honest I don't remember how many drops of what colors I used to get this final color. I just kept mixing until I got as close as I possibly can. (I made the mistake of adding a wee bit too much black and spend a long time toning that down. So if you are going to make this cupcake, be careful of how much black you put into it.)

Cookie Monster eyes with chocolate.

I think the best and easiest part of this cupcake was the eyes. I just used frosting to stick a chocolate chip onto a white chocolate melt, like above. And voila!

I originally wanted to make the mini cookies from scratch too. However, by the time I was done with the cupcake I didn't want to cook anymore, so I used the cookies we had at home. Everyone at work loved the cupcakes, so that's enough to make me happy. Will probably make this again in the future and when I do, I will try to record down how many drops of each colors I used for the frosting.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and let me know what are some of your favorite cupcake recipes?

Until next time and dream big~



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