I love Sesame Street. I grew up watching Big Bird and Mr Snuffleupucus (I have no idea how to spell that!)! So when my friend wanted cupcakes for her 2 year-old, I suggested Sesame Street ones and was so happy when she agreed!
It would have been much, much easier to make them out of buttercream. All you had to do was pipe the fur on with a grass tip. But, I decided to use gumpaste to make hard discs for their faces instead. It would definitely be more time consuming and also more difficult, but I thought they would look sooo much nicer. I love clean, simple and neat designs.
So, first off I made the round'ish' gumpaste discs for the faces a couple of weeks ahead. The discs had to have time to harden so they could sit nicely on top of buttercream swirls without bending.
Then I added the fondant features to the faces. This was the most time consuming (but fun) part.
So, I baked a dozen chocolate cupcakes and topped them with large swirls of silky, vanilla flavoured Swiss meringue buttercream.
I absolutely love food and I adore all things beautiful! So what else could possibly surpass gorgeously decorated cakes, cookies, pastries and such? They're beautiful, and even better, they're edible! Therefore, I have decided to teach myself baking and cake decorating and I shall document my attempts on this, my humble blog. Wish me luck!