Decorating Cookie Monster Cupcakes for a Birthday or Special Occasion

I now carry the tradition in my family although the reasons are different. My mom made cakes because my parents could not afford to buy pre-decorated cakes from the store. I make cakes because I remember having a unique cake on my birthday was exciting and made me feel special and loved. That is a tradition I want my kids to experience.

If you are just starting out making cakes, try something simple. Once you get the hang of it you will be surprised what you can do. A good place to start is with cupcakes. You don’t have to worry about cupcakes falling apart like layered cakes sometimes try to do, you can quickly pass out cupcakes at a party so no one has to wait for the cake to be cut, and each kid feels like they have their own special treat. Plus, there are a million simple cupcake decorating ideas that are often easier to start with than a large cake.

Cookie monster cupcakes make a great decorating idea for a small child’s birthday, or other fun event. There are two decorating methods that both turn out spectacularly. Both designs are simple, but which one you choose should depend on the tools you have available and which you feel more comfortable with.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Method 1:

You will need:
White Icing – store bought icing works for this method.
White Icing in a Tube
Blue Sprinkles
Small Chips Ahoy Cookies – get the original, not the soft
Chocolate Chips – not shown in picture

Directions:
After your cupcakes have cooled, frost each cupcake and dip it into the blue sprinkles trying to cover the frosting with sprinkles as much as possible. You will want to do all the decorating for each cupcakes at once while the frosting is still wet or the sprinkles and cookie won’t stick. Using a large round cake decorating tip (or a frosting tube if you don’t have decorating supplies) make two white large bulgy eyes and place a chocolate chip in each on. Cookie monster eyes are crazy, so vary where you place the chocolate chips. Cut a Chips Ahoy cookie in half and stick one half in the top of the cupcake where the mouth should go.
Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Method 2:

You will need:
White Icing
Blue Icing
A Round Cake Decorating Tip and A Star Decorating Tip
Cake Decorating Frosting Bag
Small Chips Ahoy Cookies – get the original, not the soft
Black Icing

Directions:
After your cupcakes have cooled, decorate each cupcake using the a star cake decorating tip and blue frosting. If you are not comfortable making your own frosting for decorating go to your local grocery store bakery or other bakery. They usually will let you buy frosting that will be perfect for decorating. When I buy frosting I normally buy white frosting and then color it myself, but they will likely have the colors you need on hand. You will want to do all the decorating for each cupcake at once while the frosting is still wet or the cookie won’t stick. Using a large round cake decorating tip make two white large bulgy eyes and add a round spot of black frosting (or chocolate brown frosting) for the pupil of the eye. Cookie monster eyes are crazy, so vary the direction each eye is looking. Cut a Chips Ahoy cookie in half and stick one half in the top of the cupcake where the mouth should go.

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