Omnomnom delicious cookies! We are all gone mad for cookie's around these parts! Maybe it's March Madness, maybe it's just that we love cookies... who knows. What I do know is they don't last long and are yummy!
I have seen the piping for the "fur" being done with both a grass technique, using a tip like this Wilton one and also with a closed star (I used a Wilton No. 30 closed star). I don't have a large grass tip, only this teeny, tiny sized one and with 2 dozen cookie monsters to frost, I picked the closed star! I went with the squeeze, pull and drag up method and found that it made the frosting look fuzzy and furry. Hopefully, just like Cookie Monster.
Before I attempted to frost the cupcakes however, I cut a little slice out of the cupcake and then just stuffed a cookie in the hole. I piped around the cookie so it helped hold it in place. I also used full cookies and stuck them right into the bun, an extra treat for those who were tempted by Cookie Monster.
For the eyes, I rolled up little marbles of white, store bought fondant and stuck in a chocolate chip to make the pupil! With Cookie Monster having crazy eyes, I just sat them randomly facing whatever way on the top of the bun. Et voila! Cookie Monster cupcakes...
These cupcakes were so easy and so much fun to do. This guy above is my favourite... he looks like the hungry one of the bunch. Stuffing his face with more that one cookie. Kind of like how I felt when, having a few cookies left over, I made a cup of tea and munched away.
Have a great week everyone.
********************I have one teeny, serious point I want to make.
I moderate all comments that come through my blog. They get sent to my email and I pretty much say yay or nay to what gets published here. At no time will I publish anything that is inappropriate or nasty and when you can't be bothered to put your name to your nastiness, I certainly will not publish that either!
I am trying my very best to keep this blog up to date. My time is very limited at the moment. I am nursing my 17 week old, running my home and busy being a wife, mother, sister, daughter, best friend, baker, crafter.
I love reading your comments and I love commenting on other blogs. I love visiting other blogs and reading what you all have been up to. Just because I pop by and do not comment, does not mean I didn't enjoy my visit. I maybe just didn't get a chance to type because my baby woke, or the washer finished or the doorbell rang or my life got in the way!
If your reasons for blogging are purely to gain followers and have a crazy amount of comments on posts, then that's fine for you but it does not give you the right to come to my little corner and be nasty. I try my best and that's all I can offer. I can't give you all my time in the world. But when I'm over in your corner of blogland, I promise to give you my full attention, admiration, love and support!
Please note my dear readers, that this was just one comment, one out of the many lovely, encouraging, happy ones I get everyday on this blog. I love to visit, read and look into your lives. I will continue to do so and when I have the time I will comment with all the gusto in the world about whatever you have posted.
With all the rambling done, my rant is over! I appreciate everyone who pays a visit to this blog, who gives me a moment of their time to read my nonsense and be here. Thank you all so much for being who you are and as always for your kind, encouraging words.