Make easy, homemade Elmo and Cookie Monster cupcakes with just a few items! Not great at decorating cakes? That’s not a problem because these unique Sesame cupcakes use sprinkles for the faces. The ingredients are easy and the cupcakes turn out great! It’s a fun activity to do with your toddler or a great party dessert!
Step 1First, after the cupcakes cooled, I iced them. I was running a little low on icing, so I put just enough on so that the sprinkles would have something to stick too.
Step 2I filled two small bowls with sprinkles - one bowl of red and one bowl of blue. Then I flipped the iced cupcake upside down and dipped it into the sprinkles. I twisted it around a little to give the sprinkles a good stick.
Step 3Then, I used a white tube of icing to make the eyes. I first made a circle outline and then carefully filled it in. I used the black tube of icing to make the pupils.For Cookie's pupils, I made sure to make one higher than the other, as that is Cookie's signature look.For the Elmo cupcakes, I used orange for the nose and then black again for his smile.
Step 4On the Cookie cupcakes, I took a chocolate chip cookie half and ran a strip of icing across the edge of the cookie (the part that would to stick to the cupcake), and then stuck it on.