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Coolest Cookie Monster Birthday Cake 32

by Ashley
(Ocean County, NJ)

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

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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Love This!
by: Anonymous

This Cake came out great! My son loves Cookie Monster. I will be trying this cake for his 2nd Birthday. Thank you for sharing the tip # and other info. Love it!

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Coolest Cookie Monster Birthday Cake 51

by Terri M.
(Tennessee Ridge, TN.)

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake
Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

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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Cool Cake
by: Denise

Awesome cake!!! Your talented :)

Yummy!!!
by: Nana

Not only did this cake look good. It tasted yummy too!!!!

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Coolest Cookie Monster Birthday Cake 50

by Valerie
(Elburn, IL)

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Homemade Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

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!"

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