Some time in October I began thinking about Noah’s 3rd birthday party – more specifically, “the cake”. Ever since Chelsea turned one I’ve done a themed cake for all of my children’s birthday celebrations. Not surprisingly, “Sesame Street” has been featured at one time or another.

Here’s Chelsea’s “Ernie” cake, for her first birthday:

so vintage- you know, circa 1992.

And here’s Conor’s for his first:

1997 (remember film? remember going to the drugstore and opening up the envelope RIGHT THERE because you couldn’t wait to see your pictures?)

Noah was not into Sesame Street at one-year-old, so he got his the following year:

unlike his older sibs, Noah favored Cookie Monster over Ernie.

I wasn’t planning on repeating the Sesame Street theme for Noah’s 3rd birthday, but I had this idea in my head that I couldn’t shake – a series of character cupcakes, clean and modern looking. I wanted crisp, geometric shapes and bright colors, and knew that my go-to royal icing technique wasn’t the way to go. I was struggling to figure it out and then I remembered what they always say on Sesame Street:

“Asking questions is a good way to find things out”.

So I have to give major thanks (and a big blove shout out) to my friend Sara, of Sara Bakes Cakes. Sara does some of the most lovely, inventive and DELICIOUS cakes and cupcakes I’ve ever seen – and she was kind enough to give me a lesson to start me “on my way”.

Guys, I’m hooked!

sesame street cupcakes

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  1. Melanie on January 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    These are so cute! Nice job!

    • sheri silver on January 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Thank you so much – I had so much fun making them!

  2. Christi Wampler on January 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    OMG, I bow down to you. Those are adorable, all of them!!! I seriously cannot even get cookie cutters to work correctly. Those are great!

    • sheri silver on January 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Blushing! Thanks so much!! 🙂

  3. Jen @ Our Fine House on January 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm


    Amazing! They’re adorable. What a fantastic job you did.

    Stopping by from SITS.

    • sheri silver on January 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      You’re so nice! Thank you – love SITS! Took a look at your site too and love it! I used to be an interior designer and really admire what you did with your home. Love your curated photos too – nice to “meet” you! 🙂

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