Today I spent the morning making cookie monster cupcakes.
Firstly, I made
20 ounces self raising flour
14 ounces sugar
2 cocoa powder
7 ounces butter
2 tbspn olive oil
2 tspn vanilla extract
Blue food paste dye
This recipe yields twenty-four cupcakes in total - good for large number orders but you can always just half the recipe if you don't want that many!! And, simple as anything, pop everything into the bowl and mix until incorporated. This batter is thick, and spoons easily into cupcake cases. Just remember to only fill them three quarters full!! Then pop them into a preheated oven at 180 degrees for twelve to fifteen minutes.
Once they are cooked pop them on a cooling rack and begin your buttercream frosting.
Blue paste food dye
140g softened butter
280g icing sugar
2 tspn vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
Begin by whipping your butter until it is light in colour and texture! Then add your icing sugar a little at a time to avoid a icing sugar snow storm!! Once half the sugar has been incorporated, add the vanilla extract, followed by the milk and food dye. Then add the rest of the sugar little by little until combined. Continue whisking for a further five minutes on high speed. Your buttercream frosting will then be ready to go!
For the eyes, take two giant white chocolate buttons. Using melted white chocolate as glue, stick on a chocolate chip for a pupil. These were then placed into the frosting with the chocolate chips facing different directions. This makes cookie monster look crrraaazy for cooookies!!
For the mouth, I used a mini cookie and wedged it into the frosting and into the cake in an upward slant. When doing this, take care to support the cake to ensure the top half of the cup cake does not tear off!! It was at this point that Michael came into the kitchen to hear me squeaking and jumping around in excitement (simple things)!!
I was so so pleased with how these turned out, they look pretty impressive (even if I do say so myself) but are relatively simple to put together!
I have been thinking for a while now that I would like to start selling my baked goods. If you have seen anything you like on my blog, or have a specific requirement, and would like to place an order, please leave me a comment, or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get straight back to you!!