Baby boy! (Plus: cookie monster cupcakes)

By | December 27, 2012

For the last nine months, there’s been a wee little bun in the More Quiche, Please oven. He finished baking at 2:45 p.m. on December 13, and yeah, he’s really delicious.

Thanks to the magic of scheduled posts, there’s been new stuff going up here automatically since the birth. Actually, those sweet potato latkes went live right about the time we arrived at the hospital. Life is funny that way.

When we found out several months ago that we’d be having a boy, I went into bris mode right away. Although I suspected I was crazy for even considering it, I made (really detailed) plans to bake up a bunch of blue things for the occasion.

These cookie monster cupcakes were at the top of my list. I absolutely had to have them at our son’s bris. (Along with melted snowman cookies, creamy blue mints, and chocolate fudge cookies with blue pearls and blue sugar toppings.) I did as much as I could ahead of time, and then hoped for the best.

And that’s basically what happened.

We got the best baby ever, his bris was beautiful, and my desserts were all finished in time — thanks in large part to my mother, who flew in from the States to be with us and put in longlong days doing things like dying shredded coconut and spreading flooding-consistency royal icing on sugar cookies. Which, by the way, we were never allowed to eat growing up. Life is funny that way, too.

I guess I could have made these cupcakes a little more perfectly if I had the time. Looking at them now, I realize the eyes should be close together, with the chocolate chips in the center. But they totally crack me up as they are, and I love that even more than a batch of perfection. Some look cute, some look a little scared, and some look downright freaky. Who could say no to a freaky cupcake?

One day, when our little boy is old enough to understand, I’ll tell him the story of how his Imma intermittently cuddled him and rolled frosted cupcakes in blue coconut “fur” on the night before his bris.

Update (April 18, 2013): Tried these again for a friend’s bris. Aren’t they so much better with the eyes closer together?


One year ago: Tzatziki


Ariela on December 27, 2012 at 10:35 am.

Mazal tov!
can you post pictures of your little cookie, I mean boy. :)

Much nachas and health!



Sheira Greenwald on December 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm.

Mazel Tov! Much love to all of you!


Ariella on December 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm.

Mazel Tov!!!


Ofira on December 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm.

MaZel Tov !


nossi on December 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm.

Mazal Tov!


Shaindy on December 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm.

Mazal tov! What wonderful news! I would’ve never thought the cupcakes weren’t perfect Cookie Monsters if you hadn’t mentioned it. Beautiful!


jessica on December 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm.

mabrook on the baby boy! and yes, scheduled posts are awesome that way. love the cupcakes!! enjoy the baby – we want to see pictures!


stephanie/the kosher foodies on December 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm.

mabrook! those cupcakes are pretty cute, but let’s see a photo of that baby!!


Rena on December 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm.

Mazel tov!!! I was reading this with my 3 year old next to me and he sees the cupcakes and goes- “Thats cookie monster!! make that for me, i want to eat it”
So i know what i gotta make as a treat for him, thanks!
Hope you are feeling good. Enjoy your little one!


Abigail on December 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm.

I was wondering what made the “fluffy look” – hate coconut but love these! The question is what would you make for a girl (not that we know!) and how long do you need for orders??? 😉


Rivkah on December 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm.

Mazal Tov :) שתזכו לגדלו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים מתוך נחת ושמחה!
Amazing Cupcakes by the way!


Yosef - This American Bite on December 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm.

MAZAL TOV!! Wonderful news, and wonderful cup cakes too.


Rochie on December 28, 2012 at 12:09 am.

Huge Mazel Tov. I’m sure the only thing cuter than those cupcake is the baby that inspired them :)


Miriam @ Overtime Cook on December 28, 2012 at 8:38 am.

Mazel tov Tali! Much nachas!


Liz on December 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm.

Mazal tov! I can’t believe you had that much energy with a new baby.


Miriam on December 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm.

You do realize that to top these, you’re going to have to start cooking for his bar mitzvah by …oh, next week or so, right?

Mazel tov! I’m sure your little guy is even cuter than these cookies.


Keshet on December 31, 2012 at 3:50 am.

Huge mazel tov, tali!!


sara lea on January 1, 2013 at 12:23 am.

Mazel Tov! I’m so happy for you! I love your blog and I’ve been following for a while. I feel like I know you! I’m really so excited for you and your husband! Enjoy your cutie!


Tali Simon on January 1, 2013 at 9:37 am.

Thank you, all of you, for your mazal tov wishes! To those of you hoping to see pictures posted here — sorry, guys, you’ll have to come see him in person. Consider that an invitation!


Cristina on January 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm.

Big Mazel Tove to you Tali and your husband!!!!


Laura on January 8, 2013 at 3:24 am.

Mazel Tov!!!! Much nachas from the little one. The cupcakes are adorable. Very impressed you were able to get so much done.


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