I’ve been wanting to make these Cookie Monster cupcakes for an age but have always been scared of the fact they’ll probably look absolutely rubbish! But as it’s Jason’s birthday tomorrow I thought I’d give it a go . . . and low and behold they actually turned out okay.
The recipe I used for the cupcake itself was a little out in terms of how many cupcakes it was supposed to make (maybe I’m just generous with my portions!) 12 but I only managed to get six out of the mixture!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN COOKIE MONSTER CUPCAKES
You’ll need –
* Batch of cupcakes
* Batch of frosting
* Dessicated coconut
* Blue food colouring
* White chocolate buttons
* Milk chocolate drops
* Ready made chocolate chip cookies
Step one – Start by baking your cupcakes, once golden brown leave to cool on a wire rack.
TIP – Your cupcakes will need to be domed so make sure to fill your cupcake cases around three quarters full.
Step two – Whilst the cupcakes are cooling I dyed some dessicated coconut blue using food colouring, and then left on kitchen roll to dry out.
Step three – Then it’s time to make your frosting which I coloured using blue food colouring. Cover the top of your cupcake with the frosting. Then dip the cupcake in the coconut until it is completely covered.
Step four – To insert the cookie, cut a quarter of it off, so you have a nice flat edge. Then cut a rectangular slit into the cupcake, and remove the excess. Then insert the cookie, pushing gently into the cupcake.
Step five – Secure the chocolate drops centrally to the white chocolate buttons, by melting the base slightly on a warm baking tray.
Step six – Secure the ‘eyes’ in place using a small amount of icing on the back. And then they’re ready to be devoured!
Hopefully they’ll go down well at the BBQ tomorrow . . .