This Cookie Monster Birthday Cake was the biggest (and heaviest) cake I've ever made.
I made this Cookie Monster 1/2 sheet cake for my friend's son who turned 1 earlier in September of this year. It was a bit of a challenge as I have never done a cake of this size, but it was a 2-layer cake with filling and decoration. On top of getting it to come out "just so", I also had to transport it 40 minutes away.
I did a bottom layer of homemade Chocolate Cake and a top layer of Vanilla cake with crushed chocolate chip cookies in the batter. The filling was a vanilla buttercream with chocolate chip cookies stirred in. The outside and crumb coat was a standard homemade vanilla buttercream, with tinted icings for the design. I also put mini cookies on the outside edges and used one for the "D". I made the Happy Birthday sign out of orange colored white chocolate, just because it was what I had in my supply.
I used the Wilton tip #233 with the mini holes on top to get Cookie Monster's fur. It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be.
I've made Oreo cookie cakes before so I thought this would be the same experience. Looking back on it, I noticed the cake batter and icing for the filling, seized a bit when I stirred in the chocolate chip cookies. It was almost as if the cookies soaked up the liquid of the batter and icing. Next time, I think I will use only chocolate chips. Oh well, you live and learn!
After all, isn't each cake a learning experience, isn't it?
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I started this Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake with a round pan for the base of the cake made from one cake mix. Then for the top I used one of the bowl shaped pans also using one complete cake mix. I added a layer of frosting underneath the bowl cake to help steady it on top of the round cake.
Using buttercream icing I simply smeared with a butterknife a layer of black tinted frosting for the mouth area. Afterwards I used two large chocolate chip cookies (the hard kind) not fresh baked as they will not hold up, as they eyes. I used white buttercreme frosting to cover them with after I just pushed them down into the cake on top.
Then using a large round tip and piping bag I added the black for pupils. When I had the eyes completed using the same buttercreme frosting tinted blue I used the "fur" tip..sorry...don't know the number, and started from the base of the cake and worked my way up. After the first "fur" layer I went back and added more in random places for a more in depth look. Take a cookie and slide it straight into Cookies Monsters mouth and add cookie crumbs if desired. I also used a bit of frosting on bottom of cookie crumbs to keep them from sliding off the board.
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My stepson asked for a Cookie Monster Birthday Cake for his 7th birthday. I used Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix and spread it in a 12" disposable aluminum pizza pan. Baked for 18-20 min @ 375.
I frosted with Betty Crocker whipped vanilla cake frosting, tinted blue and black (Wilton colorings). I drew the mouth first (piped frosting with a "writing" tip and then filled in/spread). Then I centered the eyes, which are Nilla Wafers coated in white frosting. This helped give a "3D" appearance to the eyes.
Finally I drew Cookie Monster's head and hand outline in black and filled in with blue using the star tip. I added the border using the star tip as well ---- cookie cakes must have a frosting border!!!
I used a Nilla Wafer for the cookie and black frosting dots to make it look like chocolate chip. And yes, I took a bite out of the cookie to make it more realistic!!
It was easy, fun, and tasted great!! My stepson said it was "COOL!"