Elmo’s eyes are made with marshmallows cut in half. I used powdered sugar coated scissors to help cut the marshmallows and prevent the scissors from getting really sticky.
Elmo’s nose is made with a Reese’s Pieces.
The hardest part of making these Elmo Cupcakes was getting the icing to the right color red. I started by using food coloring and ended up using 2 bottles of food coloring without getting the right color. I switched and used icing coloring that I was able to get at Walmart for really cheap. This is definitely the way to go! So much easier and less of a mess to make red icing. I would suggest wearing gloves while making the icing. The tips of my fingertips were multi-colored by the time I was done.
Elmo’s mouth is a Oreo Cookie cut in half.
I was really happy with how the Elmo Cupcakes turned out. This was my first time making character cupcakes and they were a lot of fun to make.