Elmo Cupcakes

filed under: Cupcakes on June 24, 2015

You knew it was coming right? After tackling Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch I just had to try Elmo.

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

He is such a cutie!

And not as hard as I had imagined. The nose is what was throwing me… I didn’t know how I was going to make it perfect!

But a #12 tip and a little orange buttercream and it was easy peasy.

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

The main difference between Elmo and Cookie Monster & Oscar was the fur. Their fur is much more wild and messy. Elmo’s seems to me a little “tamer” and softer. So when piping him I tried to get it to “lay” down like a softer fur would.

Does that make any sense?

Oh goodness me, better just check out the video!

Tips & Tricks

I used this Chocolate Cake recipe. I made it into cuppies (very small cupcakes). I tinted this Crusting Buttercream recipe red and orange.

The eyes are hand drawn using Bakerella’s new product line.

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

I used a grass tip for the fur and a #12 for the nose. As I mentioned above, I tried to be a little more precise in how the fur “layed” – or how the frosting “layed”- as Elmo is not as messy as Oscar the Grouch or Cookie Monster.

If you are worried about the mouth part drying out you can do a few things:

  • Brush with simple syrup.
  • Brush some dark melted chocolate over the mouth area.
  • Place the mouth piece back into the cupcake with a toothpick until ready to serve.

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

These were my kids favorite by far. Sesame Street has sure made a wonderful and lasting impression on my kids.

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

And this was one time where I let them play with their food!

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  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan says:

    These are ADORABLE Amanda!! I love that they are mini, too. Perfect for a little toddler’s birthday. I made my daughter an Elmo cake for her second birthday. That was waaaay back in the day when I first started my blog, and it definitely didn’t look as good as this! I’m pretty sure I did the fur technique with a butter knife…or maybe my fingers. haha. 🙂

  • Amy @Very Culinary says:

    I can’t decide whether I like this one more than cookie monster. Luckily, I don’t have to. So so cute!

    • Nicolai @ Instphil says:

      Loke so cute and sound delisious, I would be totally happy stuffing my face with a big slice of this cupcake! Thank for sharing

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    SO CUTE!! You’re amazing. My advice to anyone worried about the mouth drying out is to EAT IT before it does! 😉

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    Seriously. Just give me your skills.
    Or at least give me these adorable cupcakes! I’ll settle for that. Pinned!

  • Kelly says:

    These are the cutest! Love Elmo cupcakes!

  • Tiffany says:

    These are too cute!!! If I were to make them regular size cupcakes, would the eyes look too small?

  • Kelli says:

    Can you please tell me what types of food coloring you use to get that vibrant red? Mine always end up looking like pastel colors!

  • Connie Garcia says:

    I love these recepies

  • Diana Cook says:

    I would love to have a video of how you ice your cupcakes, I am manager of a K3-12th grade school cafeteria and am always looking for ideas for new and different treats


    How many drops of color right concentrates food coloring do you think I need to tint the frosting? Thank you making 2 batches for 24 cupcakes.

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