Archive | July, 2009

Cookie Monster and Elmo Cupcakes

29 Jul

July 29th, 2009

The first time I made Cookie Monster cupcakes was for a friend’s baby debut party. She just had twins and she was having a little potluck for friends to finally meet the twin girls. I thought the Cookie Monster cupcakes were appropriate for this event.

At another event, I made Cookie Monster and Elmo cupcakes for my sister’s party. Despite the average age of her friends was around 28, everyone liked the cupcakes.

C is for Cookie Monster

Tickle me Elmo
A sea of Elmos!

Mint-Filled-Cute-as-a-Button Chocolate Cupcakes

25 Jul

July 25th, 2009

Recently, Martha Stewart came out with a cupcake book, filled with tons of recipes, ideas, and tricks. And being a fan of hers, I consulted in the book and decided to combine two of her recipes- the Devil’s Food Cupcakes and the Mint Filled Cupcakes. The Devil’s Food Cupcakes calls for sour cream, something that I have not tried with cupcakes before. The sour cream moistens the cupcake, and adds a little kick to it. Instead of using the chocolate ganache frosting, I made a red cream cheese frosting. The mint center was a really big hit and all my guests loved it!

Fresh from the oven, the melted mint patty tasted so refreshing and it took away fromthe too chocolately cake. I made a mixture of large and mini cupcakes for my sister’s house warming party, which took place over two days, and every single cupcake got devoured!

One scoop of batter, topped with a mint patty, then finished with another scoop of batter on top

Melted mint inside the cupcake

Cute-as-button cupcakes!

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