SIMPLE! It is not like that would not be fun. In fact, it would be SO EASY that I could get it done in a day and still be able to hang out with Hubbie, who was neglected from my previous caking.
Anyway, I started with the cookies, since that would take the longest. I did not pipe them as I usually do. I spread thick Royal Icing all over the cookies (so it would be furry right?), then I piped on the black smile and the orange nose. Finally, instead of trying to pipe perfect circles for the eyes, I decided to use some MMF to make the eyes. I cut little MMF circles using the backside of a piping tip, then used my food doodlers to poke in the eyes.
Moving on to the letters. I cut out a letter for each child, then decided, 'HEY, this is a Sesame Street themed party.... I need to put some instructional love into this." My inner English teacher came out as I lovingly placed each letter onto a place-card, whereby I wrote --- is for ------. Like G. G is for Gavin. It's like a spelling lesson right? Each letter was held down on the card by a little royal icing. I love that stuff. I put each in a cellophane bag and tied each with a ribbon. So cute~
It may not have been a super complicated cake, but I think the final product is really cute! I was very pleased! It was a funny contrast from the previous endeavor, but that's what it's like.
I'm glad that they let me make their cakes!