Anyway, Michelle has a friend who loves Elmo and when she saw a picture of these cupcakes a few months ago, she knew exactly what to give her on her birthday. Since her birthday's today, guess what we did yesterday? If you google "Elmo cupcakes" you can find a lot of inspiration, and we decided to go with plain old buttercream frosting, tinted with a LOT of paste food coloring, and frosted using a star decorator tip, mini chocolate chips for the eyeballs, orange peanut M&M's for Elmo's nose and half of a separated Oreo for his mouth. Cookie Monster is eating a mini chocolate chip cookie half. We had a lot of fun together, and I'm sure Miss A. will be surprised!