Cookie Monster is one of my favorite Sesame Street character. I am honored to make this cake for Ayden's 1st birthday. This cake has a total of 4 layers. Layer 1 is 9" round coffee cake. On top is two 8" round coffee cakes. The top layer is made with cut up coffee cupcakes which is held together by creamy coffee butter cream. The whole thing is filled and crumb coated with creamy coffee buttercream. I then pipped cookie monster blue vanilla buttercream once I achieved my desired shape of the cake. It also came with matching individually wrapped cookie monster cupcake. (click link to see the picture)
Yum yum gimme some!
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Build a snowman in the summer with rice crispy treats and buttercream. I can't say I miss the snow because I am perfectly happy with this warm weather. Just in case, here is one way to make a snowman in the summer. But before that here are some pics from my niece's Frozen themed birthday party.
Here is how I made Olaf....
You will need:
3 preparations of rice crispy treats (found in any Rice Crispy cereal box)
about 150 g brown fondant
60 g orange fondant
250 g black fondant
250 g white fondant for eyes, teeth, and cheeks
1 preparation of shortening base buttercream
3 large bamboo BBQ sticks
1 foot bendable florist wire
Make Olaf's head first since this will determine the size and the proportionality of the whole sculpture. The recipe found in the Rice Crispy cereal box is perfect amount to make Olaf's head. Use the microwave method to make a chewy and more malleable rice crispy treats. Let the treats sit for a maximum of 8 minutes…
Pilipit is a Filipino style donut. It has a crunchy outer shell and a soft inside. It is similar to bannock or elephant ears. These are similar to donuts and leavened with baking powder. Traditionally coated with sugar or glazed
I coated mine with powder sugar kind of like their elephant ears counter part. But you know what they are perfect on their own without sugar. The dough is sweet enough to hold on its own.
The ones that I made are for some reason soft on the inside. I'm certain it's because I rested my dough for more than 30 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes. If you guys want more crunch in your pilipit just proof it (resting stage) for 15 minutes or less.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour ( add a bit more if the mixture sticks to your hand)
3 tablespoon of milk ( add more if final mixture is dry)