My son loves anything Sesame Street. For his second birthday I decided to make him a Cookie Monster cake. I looked all around for a pan and no one had or I would have to spend as much for one as I would to buy a cake. I looked at some pictures of Cookie Monster and decided I could make just his face and then add the cookies which I wanted to do with the pan as well.
Cookie Monster's face is a 9 in. round cake that I cut just a little off the top to make where his eyes are a little more flat. I also cut out a little section for the cupcakes to go for his eyes. I iced the cupcakes white and put an M & M on each one in different positions for his eyes.
I iced the entire face with blue icing using a star tip to give it a little texture like his fur. I then drew on his mouth with chocolate cookie icing.
The chocolate chip cookies are cupcakes that have peanut butter buttercream icing that I just put chocolate chips on. I put them in all different directions to make them look more natural. All of this was made from one box of cake that I just separated out into the round pan and the cupcakes.
A friend asked me to make her a Cookie Monster cake for her little boy's 2nd birthday. To make this I baked 4 pound cakes from mixes in 9" round pans and layered them. I covered them with white fondant. I then used a double batch of rice cereal treat to sculpt cookie monster's shoulders, head and arms. I colored a batch of buttercream icing blue and piped it onto the cereal treat body with a star tip. His eyes are made of fondant scraps rolled into balls and painted with gel food color. The inside of his mouth was covered with fondant, and painted with gel food color, after I sliced into the head and spread it open.
I had to freeze the rice cereal treats after sculpting to get it to hold its shape, and used wooden skewers to keep it upright and steady. I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies that I used in his hand and mouth, and also around the outside of the cake for trim. I colored some fondant red and used a stencil and an exacto knife to cut out the letters for his name.
This was my first attempt with sculpting rice cereal treats and am quite proud of the results.
Believe it or not but I used the Wilton Barbie pan and a 9 inch round. After cooling I trimmed the 9in round so that it would be even with the base of the bell shaped cake. Then I cut layers into the bell shaped cake and iced in between (the cut was beautiful - 4 layers) and stacked them all on the 9 inch round.
Now you can bake several layers and carve if you don't have the pans. The head, hands and arms are RKT. I do recommend doing this cake a day in advance just in case the RKT arms become separated. I had to fill in with icing.