Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Me want cookies!

Growing up, I loved my food, junk food in particular. Think Jenna Maroney’s “ME WANT FOOD” character and that was me! Nothing much has changed really. Naturally I developed an affinity with the Cookie Monster as he openly encouraged excessive eating of cookies.
Last year, a Charity Bake Off was held at my work place. As you can imagine, I jumped at the opportunity to donate and of course bake! The posters advertising the Charity Bake Off had a Cookie Monster cupcake on it. Please note that it was not just any Cookie Monster cupcake, it also had a chocolate chip cookie coming out of its mouth. It was a cupcake with a chocolate chip cookie!!
Wanting to win the bake off (no I am not competitive, I just love winning), I decided to attempt the Cookie Monster cupcake. In order to get the cupcake to rise high enough, I had to add extra baking powder to the mixture. I wished I had added an additional pinch or two to have the cupcake rise higher, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Decorating the cupcake was fairly straight forward. I had to cut the top of the cupcake to the centre and place the chocolate chip cookie in between the top of the cupcake and the base. To make the Cookie Monster’s fur, I had to use food dye to colour the shredded coconut. To make his eyes, I used white chocolate duds and stuck milk chocolate chips for the eye balls. Using vanilla frosting, I stuck everything together and before I knew it, I had a Cookie Monster cupcake staring at me.

Although I still very much like the Cookie Monster, he is far too politically correct for my liking. We no longer see eye to eye on one major issue. Unlike him, I do not believe in eating cookies in moderation! ME WANT COOKIES, not cookie!


  1. So did you win the bake off with this gorgeous Cookie Monster cupcake?

  2. Sadly no! A professional baker donated some cupcakes and ended up winning. Ahh, it was all for a good cause. Having said that, it would have been better if I had won!