Elmo Cupcakes

My niece and nephew just turned 3 this past weekend, and as a special request from my youngest sister – I had made Elmo cupcakes. Last year, I made them babycakes – little mini cupcakes. Cupcakes are the quintessential birthday dessert right? The twins absolutely love Elmo, he’s got this lovable laugh and is universally recognizable to any little toddler. I figured these would be a nice addition to their birthday party, and fun for the little kids to eat as well. Use a frosting that will hold shape well, the buttercream recipe that I used did not take well to my spiking efforts.

Easy Assembly: Cupcakes – I used strawberry & devils food

Red frosting of your choice or white frosting and color it with Wilton Red Icing Paste

Wilton White Candy MeltsOreos – cut them in half to make mouthsOrange marshmallows to make nose – cheapest kid friendly ORANGE candy that I could find. I wasn’t going to buy gumballs for little 3 year olds to eat. Orange gumballs look better as the nose.

Wilton Black Sparkle Gel

Directions:

1. Bake your cupcakes as directed and let cool to room temperature.

2. Prepare the mouths, split Oreos into halves, eat broken ones if you want.

3. Prepare the eyes, add a little black gel to the white candy melts.

4. Frost the cupcakes, spike it up with a fork to create a feather look. It would have worked better if I had piped the frosting.

5. Assemble the cupcakes, add the eyes, marshmallow noses, and Oreo mouths.

Presto…you got Elmo!

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