It was my nephew's first birthday and I wanted him to have his own cake to make a mess of, so I made him a Cookie Monster Birthday Cake which was the theme of the party. I used 1 Pyrex bowl, and circle cake pans.
For the head I baked two halves in the Pyrex bowl. For the main cake I baked two circle foil pans and for the arms I took the foil pans I was finished with and bent them in half and filled with cake mix and then cut them diagonally to make the arms.
I used white icing and blue food coloring for the base coat of icing after I took a wooden stick from the store like a kabob stick and put it down the center of the head to make sure his head wouldn't fall off. Then I took canned Betty Crocker icing from Winn Dixie and did the effect on the cake.
The brown icing is just basic chocolate icing and the black is the same Betty Crocker canned icing in black. The cookies on the bottom are just Chips Ahoy mini's, none the less in the end it was fun to see him tear it up. It was way worth all the work!
I made this Cookie Monster birthday cake for my sons 3rd birthday. I purchased this 1980's Wilton Cookie Monster cake-pan off of e-Bay. I used boxed cake (Funfetti) and dyed white frosting Royal Blue. I purchased the Royal Blue food coloring from Michael's rather than using the grocery store brand in order to get the right shade of Cookie Monster blue - it was great!
I used decorating tip #233 in order to get the fur effect and tip #16 for the stars on the hat. The biggest challenge with decorating this cake was keeping the frosting the right temperature: too cold, it didn't stick well to the cake, too warm, it was runny and gloppy. If I had to do it all again, I would make my own frosting in order to make it a bit thicker and hopefully avoid some of the temperature issues I had.
Overall the cake was pretty easy to make. It took me less than 2 hours to decorate the whole thing and I received SO MANY compliments. The teenaged employee at the Gym where we held the birthday party even took a picture of it with her camera phone! Now that was a compliment!
This Cookie Monster Birthday Cake is such a simple cake. I recommend it for anyone who is trying cake decorating for the first time!
I used the Wilton Elmo Cake Pan. When the cake was cooled, I just cut off the nose (Cookie Monster doesn't have a nose). I did the white eyes first, then did black licorice for the eyes and mouth (since it's so hard to get white icing actually dyed black,I always end up with dark grey or purple).
Then I used a Wilton blue color to make the fur. The color was perfect. I used a knife to put on the icing and I didn't worry about making it even or smooth looking. Then I used the back of a spoon and used it back and forth on the blue to create the "furry" look. Some places were higher, some were lower, which gave it more of a actual fur look.