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If anyone reading this is from my generation, you should automatically know the next line to that tune. I grew up watching Sesame Street as a kid and even to this day, I have a great fondness for that show. I can’t wait to have kids of my own to share Sesame Street with. And I love that they now have the retro episodes on DVD! Sesame Street: Vol. 2 – Old School (1974-1979)

And I will even admit that I have this book on my wish list for Christmas this year.

So why am I talking about Sesame Street? Well I had an order this weekend for Sesame Street cupcakes for a 1st birthday. The client wanted minimal fondant so I had to figure out how to make the cupcakes look like Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster using just buttercream. I did some searching on Flickr to get some ideas and then I grabbed my favorite from a few and went from there.

I think they turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Sesame Street cupcakes

Let’s take a closer look:

Cookie Monster & Elmo
Sesame Street cupcakes

and my favorite character, Big Bird
Sesame Street cupcakes

(by the way, my second favorite character is Grover, especially Super Grover!)

The only part that is fondant is the black pieces because I hate using really dark buttercream.

These were actually a lot of fun to make even though they were a lot more work.

  1. Beautiful cupcakes!

    I have a question though – can you share your frosting recipe? I have tried repeatedly to use a butter/icing suger/milk recipe and every time I add colouring the buttercream seems to split. Yours looks perfect so I'm wondering how you do it!

  2. Vintage Sesame Street makes my heart go pitter pat.

  3. Thanks Sarah and Leigh! And welcome Beth!

  4. I clicked here from Carrie's blog and I just had to comment. Those are amazing. My kids would die over them.

  5. oh my goodness! they're ridiculously cute. very impressive 🙂

  6. super cute! You are very talented!!


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