Ive seen such adorable sesame street cupcakes on this site..and had a couple quesitons...(newbie here)
-I see you can use the grass tip (233?) for the fur for elmo, cookie monster and oscar i guess. But do you cover the entire cupcake in that icing and then add the eyes, mouth and nose? Or do you first pipe the facial features and put the grass tip around it.
Also, im not too good with icing bc on top of bc...so i was thinking maybe i can make the eyes, mouth with fondant? Would that look ok?
Any other suggestions for the face?
I've done these both ways. With buttercream and with fondant. With Elmo I did the eyes(big so they bulge) and mouth first with the buttercream ones and then filled it in with the red fur. I did the nose last on elmo so it sat out a little bit. With the fondant ones I did the red first and then did the eyes, nose and mouth on top. Then I thought I'd try something else the next time and used an extruder with fondant and made the fur like little bits at a time and stuck them on. Good Luck
For the cookie monster I don't use a piping bag at all, or any special tools in fact. I just spread some blue buttercream on with a knife and then lift it up in sharp spikes all over the cupcake, know what I mean? Then I use 2 white chocolate buttons (not sure what they'd be called in the US, prob candy melts) for the eyes and 2 dark chocolate drops for the centres, shove a mini cookie in there and you're done! Very easy to do
a tip - try to get a good dome on your cupcake, it looks better for the faces.
What a cute cupcake! I must try this sometime
The way that has worked best for me is to pipe two big white circles in buttercream for the eyes, pipe with the grass tip around that, and use chocolate chips for the pupils (with the pointy part pushed into the white icing, so the flat bottom is showing) We also put half of a cookie where the mouth should be for cookie moster, and fondant for the mouths of the other monsters.
Thanks Everyone! I just made my sesame street cupcakes...I thought they turned out cute!! And pretty easy to do!
They did turn out cute!
Here's the link to Pickulz's sesame street cupcakes!
sorry..didnt realize i cud have attached my pic...
let me see if i can now
They look amazing. Well done
LOL! Well look at me. I wrote here's the link and then forgot to put the link there. I love it when I do dumb things. Hehe.
Did you use a single hole nozzel or can you get one that has heaps of holes in it. I was thinking about it the other day when I had to do some grass.