Friday, May 21, 2010

Cupcake a Week: Elmo

What better way to celebrate your birthday than with some Elmo cupcakes right? Well if you are an adult...not so much, but a 2 year old...heck yeah! Yesterday was our neighbor Olivia's 2nd birthday and according to her older sister Carley she loves Elmo! I figured I would re-create Olivia's favorite furry red friend in cupcakes and surprise her! These were super simple and fun to make and I already had all the ingredients needed in my pantry!

Here's what you need for Elmo cupcakes:

-a batch of your favorite flavor cupcakes
-large marshmallows
-brown plain M&Ms
-orange peanut M&Ms
-red icing
-Wilton decorating tip #233 & a piping bag

How to create Elmo:

1.Fill piping bag fitted with tip #233 with red icing. Squeeze icing out of tip to create fur-like sections. Start at the edge of your cupcake and go around in a circle. Continue going around in a circle until you cover the entire cupcake with red icing fur.

2.Take a large marshmallow and cut it in half. On the sticky side (the inside of the marshmallow) place a brown M&M to create Elmo's eyes! Place marshmallows ontop of cupcake.

3.Add an orange peanut M&M for Elmo's nose!

Easy as 1, 2, 3! How cute is Elmo with his big brown eyes staring at you? Now that I'm looking back at these cupcakes, I have realized...Elmo needs a mouth...ooops! Sorry time I will give you a big old mouth!

Olivia loved her Elmo cupcakes and had a bright red tongue to show for it! The bright red icing can really sneak up on you fast!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Hahaha!! How cutie!! Love the idea! Really creative!

  2. This is my favorite. I love Elmo!! Are you going to put your Jamin Strawberry Cupcakes on this site?

  3. Oh-my-gosh ... now I need an excuse to make these. these are AWESOME. so creative -- I just love them!!!


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