I made this cake along with other Sesame Street characters for a 3 year old girl. She requested for Ernie for her birthday cake and her mommy wanted cupcakes to go along with the main cake. With Ernie as the main attraction, she left the rest to me. So Ernie is to be surrounded by his friends namely, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and of course, Bert. I guess everyone watched Sesame Street at some point of their younger days. No matter how the show evolved, my personal favourites are still Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Ernie. But I guess in recent years, Elmo and Zoe gained their following.
The quality of pictures could have been better. But as usual, I was pressed for time and the pictures were taken at night. They are chocolate sponge cake frosted with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. I have quite alot of egg whites in my freezer, left from my CNY bakes. So they came in really handy. I didn't have to worry about having leftover egg yolks. While I did Ernie on my own, I couldn't have done the cupcakes without the generous sharing of a lady. I found how she did hers here. I always thought making cupcakes is a hassle but guess I have finally found the fun factor in it now. Though it was stressful trying to get the colours right, I enjoyed the entire process of making these. I hope I did justice to the characters and especially Ernie. My hands were trembling towards the end of piping.
The mommy was happy with the outcome when I MMS her the pictures. I hope the lil' miss felt the same way too. I'm glad I had the opportunity to make these. Again, just me being anal, there were flaws which I hope to improve next time round.
I have the mommy's permission to post her little baby's picture here. Sharing the happy moments with you.
Look at the boys flocking around her. They know a pretty girl when they see one. Eheh~~
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