How to Create a Cookie Monster Cake


Start with cake mix or recipe that holds it’s shape ….


Bake two cakes and at least two cupcakes — for the eyes!


Stack the cakes,  sticking them together with a butter cream frosting.

Cut the cakes into a semblance of the desired shape.

Add the cupcakes for the eyes, and secure with toothpicks.


Frost the cupcake ‘eyes’ with plenty of frosting to round them out.  Begin spreading a

thin layer of white frosting for a base.  Give up on that and add blue frosting paste to the white.

Begin covering the cake  with a thin layer of blue.  Stop and fill in the big black mouth.

Go back and start adding ‘fur’.


Finish up the ‘fur’ around the mouth and sides.


Add real chocolate chip cookies…even the crumbs.

Oh yes, and add eyeballs with the black frosting



Add candles.

Light… And you have a happy four year old!

  • Alice says:

    There’s no such thing as a cuter kid’s birthday cake that this Cookie Monster gobbling cookies with crumbs all over his chin! I love it!!

  • Mariah says:

    Yum Yum Yum!!!!1

  • Allison says:

    How do you do the “fur”???

    • Julia says:

      Cookie Monster’s “FUR” was made by using a Wilton multi-opening decorating tip #134 (check it out at
      A single round decorator tip can be used but be prepared for a tedious task….one strand of fur at a time. The multi-opening decorator tip has 5 small holes. The trick is to layer and overlap the frosting segments so the “fur” appears scraggly. You could ‘fill in’ with a single-opening round tip. Good Luck and have FUN!! Share with us your project!

  • Sue Masten says:

    When frosting cake… to keep crumbs for messing up the frosting… put a thin layer – doesn’t matter if there are crumbs in this thin layer — and freeze the cake for about 30 minutes.. the frosting will set and then you can frost over this thin layer without any crumbs.

    • Julia says:

      This is a great tip. I wish I’d thought about this a long time ago – would have saved many crumb-filled frostings (and frustrations). Thanks for sharing this suggestion!

  • Helen says:

    What was your frosting recipe?

    • Julia says:

      The frosting is a basic powdered sugar ‘buttercream’: butter and powdered sugar with enough liquid (water or milk/cream) to make a smooth spreadable consistency. The black is a commercial frosting in a tube for easy outlying.

  • Julie says:

    just wondering what shape the cakes are for the cake?


    • Julia says:

      Rectangular cake pans were used, then the cakes carved into shape. Depending on what size and shape you want the finished Cookie Monster to be, round cake pans can be used. This one was intended to be slightly out of proportion to round.

  • Janice says:

    What color did you use for the icing?

  • would you mind explaining how you made the black frosting for the mouth? also do you know what kind of food coloring you used for the fur?

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