My friend wanted cupcakes for her son birthday class party who turns two years old today. Her son name is Picard Washington. She picked the name Picard from Star Trek series – Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart. Yeah she and her husband are Star Trek fans. I think that is so totally cool.
She wanted Elmo cupcakes but no fondant. So I had to be creative. I used Smitten Kitchen Birthday Cake recipe. It is really good and made a whipped buttercream frosting colored red.
For the design on the cupcake I used star tip #32. I had some edible eyes but I wanted to use marshmallows but I refused to go back to the store, so I think they came out perfect. They might be smaller than the real Elmo eyes, but kids don’t care about that.
Now due to my laziness for not going to the store I had to improvise on the nose and mouth. I remember buying some Jelly beans on Saturday to keep my daughter quiet while we went shopping at Target. But that did not work because she did not like them at all. I should have picked up the M&M’s. But lesson learned.
So I went digging for 12 orange jelly beans. Yes, I score! Now for the mouth I could of colored icing black. But black icing doesn’t taste too great. I went through my pantry for candy and yes I have Oreo’s. I always have Oreos in stock since I make chocolate covered Oreos with edible cocoa designs.
What you think of Elmo? I think he is too darn cute. Happy Birthday Picard!