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Cookie Monster Cupcakes
Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Hey everyone!! Wow, I've been away for 3 months! But now I'm back to blog full-time and with a new website logo and layout. Since my last entry, I have baked tons more so get ready for a whole load of recipes to come!

I'm sure you have seen these cookie monster cupcakes from somewhere. They're quite a craze online and that's what inspired me to make these. For the cupcakes, you can either use the shop-bought ones but it is so much better to bake them yourself! Here is my simple vanilla cupcake recipe.

For the decoration, you will need:
  • 375g icing sugar, sifted
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Blue food colouring or food gel colouring
  • 100g dessicated coconut
  • White chocolate buttons
  • Mini chocolate buttons
  • And obviously, cookies!!!
Start off by making the blue icing. Cream butter and vanilla extract until pale then add the sifted icing sugar in batches. Beat on medium speed (if using a mixer) or by hand (could take a very long time) and gradually add the milk until you've reached the desired consistency. Beat in food colouring until the correct cookie monster hue has been achieved. It is so much better to use the food gel colouring but they are a bit more expensive and harder to find. But if you are using the liquid colouring, the icing will be slightly runny so you can add more icing sugar if you want.

Next, you need to dye the dessicated coconut to cover the cupcakes. In a bowl, mix the coconut with some more food colouring and match it with the same hue as the icing. It doesn't have to be perfectly exact, as long as it closely resembles the colour. The icing is going to be covered anyway!

Now to assemble, spoon the top of a cupcake with the blue icing until it forms a dome. Smooth evenly with a spatula or a spoon. Then dip into the bowl of dyed coconut until it is completely covered. To make the mouth, slice a line down on the bottom third of the cupcake, using the knife to make the cut bigger. Insert with half of a cookie, or you can place broken cookie pieces to make the cookie monster look crazy! For the eyes, dip the bottom of the white chocolate buttons in the icing and stick onto the cupcake. Do the same for the normal chocolate buttons to make the pupils.

They were quite fun (and messy) to make. The recipe is fairly easy so you can easily make anyone smile with these cupcakes. Kids or anyone who's a kid at heart will love them! My only problem is eating them as they are too cute!


Hii!!! I'm Anna. A 21 year old Media student in London with a baking obsession. I like to make cakes, desserts or any kinds of sweet things and blog about them!

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