Here's a really cute idea for the kid who loves Elmo or Cookie Monster. These are not hard to make, but they do take more time than the average cupcake design. If you make these, please take a photo and share them with us!
Elmo's nose is an orange gum ball. You can use black icing for the center of the eye, or an M&M, or even a mini chocolate chip. Cookie Monster's eyes uses white gumballs and black icing for the center of the eyes.