I am so EXCITED to share these cupcakes!
My cousin’s little girl (Abigail Jo) turned two this week. For her birthday party on Saturday I was asked to make some special themed cupcakes. My cousin (Roni Jo) planned to use Annie’s Eats Sesame Street party as inspiration for her little girl’s birthday party and had hoped I would take on creating the cupcake tower Annie had created. I’m always up for a challenge so of course I said yes! Plus, it was a reason to bake, I don’t get many chances for that – I eat most of what I bake and it’s not very healthy to eat a whole cake on your own!
Some relaxation time baking was nice to schedule in – however it was just that. I had to schedule it in and break up the cake making process. The timeline for these cupcakes was spread out over several days.
Wednesday: Attend a friend’s party – can’t stay long. Make buttercream frosting & fondant.
The fondant will be used for several features on the characters and the iconic street sign with Abby’s name on it. The buttercream will be used for the fur and feathers of the characters. Of course I had to make both – no store bought stuff here (well almost – black is almost impossible to make look good when coloring it yourself).
Thursday: Meet with my realtor.
Identify & create feature pieces for the characters.
- Mouths – fondant
- Tongues – red hots
- Eyes – purchased candy eyes
- Noses – orange Reese’s pieces
- Beaks – marshmallows & red fruit leather
Bake 70+ cupcakes – I used a different flavor of cake for each character. Yumm!
- Elmo: Strawberry cake
- Cookie monster: Chocolate
- Big Bird: Vanilla and Party Confetti
- Oscar the Grouch: Mixtures – each one is different and a surprise.
Friday: Frost 70+ cupcakes – Fun part!! Decorate cupcake stand…
Saturday: Get up at 6:30 am to volunteer at a the See Jane Run ½ marathon until 1:00pm.
Finish frosting cupcakes and then somehow transport them to Roni’s house. Set-up display for party by 4:30pm – help with the rest of the set-up. Enjoy the party, take pictures, play Sesame Street themed games, and of course EAT cupcakes!
Go dancing to the sounds of Willison Roos.
Annie’s tutorial is very thorough, making the party and cupcakes super easy to replicate. I appreciated this. She has such great ideas, it is wonderful that she shares them with us on her blog, Annie’s Eats.
This was the first project of this kind I have been asked to partake in and it was so much fun. I hope I get to do more of them in future!!
My question to you – When am I baking a cake for you?