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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Cookie Monster turns 1!!

Well, I wouldn't be a very good mom if I made all the cool cakes for other kids, so I had to go all out for my son's first birthday. We came up with the Cookie Monster idea a while ago, but I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to go about making the cake. It seemed like a big endeavor to make anything more than a flat cake with a picture of the furry blue dude on it. But after a little searching was done to see how others have done Cookie Monster cakes, I changed my mind. If it had already been done by someone else, there was no reason why I couldn't do it also.
I have to admit though, I was a little nervous about it.

Lately I have been doing a little experimenting with cake flavors and needed to find a good lemon cake recipe. So my attempts at lemon cake did not go to waste. I made the base layer with one recipe, and the body was made with another recipe done in 2 more layers. And then, the head. I was a little worried about adding more layers of cake, as I didn't want his head to fall off in the middle of the party. I decided to take cue from a TV cake show and make his head out of rice krispie treat. It worked like a charm. Once his head was added to the top and the whole thing was iced with blue fur, adding arms seemed a cinch compared to everything else. Finish off with some chocolate chip cookies for effect and the end result was quite obviously the lovable Sesame Street character Cookie Monster.

I guess my only problem now is trying to figure out how to continue to top myself when my other son has his next birthday.


Cindy said...

that is fantastic! Found you on facebook! My little guy turns 1 in May, I will be contacting you about his party! ;)

Sara Henry Cakes said...

That would be terrific Cindy! I would love to have more business. My oldest has his birthday in May as well, so I am currently searching for ideas for his cake.