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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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)
This is my favourite. I put together 37 cupcakes to create this cute hello Kitty cake.
1 cup butter at room temperature
4 cups sifted icing sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoon milk
The amount of icing sugar, vanilla extract, and milk can be modified to suit your taste. Beat the butter until smooth then add the rest of the ingredients beat everything on medium speed on electric beater until smooth. Enjoy!