Tuesday, July 8, 2008

No Experience Required!

If I make these... So can you!!!

When it comes to baking and decorating, I am not the most talented person (but that doesn't stop me from trying). A couple of months ago, I found these pictures on the Internet of Elmo Cupcakes.


I thought they were so cute and I set out to make them! On one of my mom's trips to FL we found peach flavored gum balls at Dylan's Candy Bar. I thought they would be a perfect nose for our Elmo.








So for my Elmo I started with Red Frosting. We used Red Red from Wilton and added TONS to our frosting (nothing like a little Red #5 in your diet). Then I used chocolate cupcakes from a mix. To frost the cupcakes I first frosted them on the top to get a base layer. Then I used a tip that had four little holes in a line (see, I don't even know the right name for it!). I piped frosting all over the cupcake to make it look like "fur." Yes, they were messy.

Next I took a marshmallow and cut it in half.Then I made a hole all the way through the marshmallow for the eyes.


Next came the eyes Kissables! Blue was the best color to use out of the ones I had, I thought.

Place on the decorated cupcake, and Viola!

6 comments:

The Boyd Family said...

Now you can have your own baking show!!!

Della said...

I'm so glad to see you channeling Martha Stewart! Those are cute!

stephanie said...

I love them Ashley!! So clever. :)

Ashley said...

Thanks for your sweet comments, you guys!

Leila - mommyof4 said...

Awesome!! Taylor's favorite character is "Mo-Mo" so I will be making these for her birthday this year. Hope you guys are doing well.

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