Last week I made these funny cakes for a lovely 1 year-old kid. The birthday party was Sesame Street themed, so I couldn’t forget to make the most popular characters in this famous tv show!
ME WANT COOKIE! OM NOM NOM NOM!
To make the cookie monster cake I used a really moist chocolate sponge, which I covered with a thin crumb coat and blue buttercream fur (tip #233). The rest of the details, such as the eyes, the mouth and the candle, were made with sugarpaste.
ME EAT COOKIE! OM NOM NOM NOM!
To decorate the tiny Sesame Street cupcakes, I made modelling paste toppers which I attached on top of each cupcake by means of a plain buttercream swirl (tip #2A).
Here they are! Ernie & Bert, Cookie monster, Elmo, Oscar the grouch and Big Bird. So sweet, aren’t they? ;)
I also made some animal-shaped cookies (and other shapes) which I iced with white royal icing so that the kids in the party could draw on them with edible markers. Youngest cake decorators ever!
These are my latest cookie designs: summery and fresh! All of them were fully decorated with royal icing, but for the tiny sugarpaste flowers on the flip-flops.
I made some cute feet with painted nails and wearing colorful flip-flops.
I also made some cheerful flowers and happy sun cookies.
It was my first time using a food dehydrator to set the royal icing. I had some troubles in the past due to craters in small and angular areas and I was sure that those toe nails would be a problem if I didn’t dry them quicly. Fortunately, that useful machine worked for me to prevent my royal icing from cratering!! No craters in the nails! Yay!!
I read that the food dehydrator is also very useful to avoid colour bleeding and to dry the royal icing quicly and thoroughly despite the humid climate, which prevents the cookies from absorbing humidity and becoming soggy. They come out really crunchy, just how I like