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!


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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