My dear friend S volunteers her time with an organisation that provides mentoring and support for young mums. They also organise fun activities like cake decorating. Which is how I found my way to running a cupcake filled workshop this morning.
Inspiration for these cupcakes came from this fantastic post on a blog called Lovely Sprinkles. The coconut covered cookie monster came from another post that I can't remember the link to, sorry.
I spread red(dish) buttercream on a cupcake and spiked it with a fork for Elmo. The Cookie Monster is iced using just a baking paper piping bag (no tip). This was to keep things simple for the workshop. The other cookie Monster is covered with a bit of buttercream, then coated in coloured dessicated coconut with a mini choc-chip cookie stuck in his mouth. Elmo and Cookie have half-Oreo mouths, half marshmallow eyes, with dried currants for pupils.
Fondant shapes on buttercream for Bert and Ernie. The hair and Bert's monobrow is made from cut up licorice straps, the mouths are from red snake lollies, Ernie's nose is a Smartie and Bert's nose is fondant. The MCs have requested their very own Sesame St. cupcake deco workshop this week, so stand-by for more :)
Prep for the workshop took up a lot of the weekend, which is why I had to let Malaysian Monday go this week, but I had such a blast introducing the girls to the joys of fondant and buttercream that I didn’t mind too much. I hope you don’t either.
Here’s a snapshot of what the participants achieved in about an hour. Pretty impressive eh?
Malaysian Monday should return next week (fingers crossed), and in the meantime if you happen to make any Malaysian dishes, please send them in to Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies who is hosting the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up next month. Email him at : sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks for stopping by and hope your week starts on a fun note too. Today’s post was brought to you by the letter C (for Cookie and Cupcakes) and the number 1 (cos you’re number one). :)