The Cookie Monster cake pan (both of them) has been retired, but you can still find them without much work. Seriously, who wouldn’t love a Cookie Monster shaped cake for their birthday? I don’t know anyone, and if you do they probably shouldn’t be your friend anymore! In this post I want to show you the difference between both of the retired cake pans, and where you can get them from without breaking the bank.
The first Cookie Monster cake pan was discontinued in 1981 by Wilton, but somehow manages to be easy to find in the secondary market. This goes to show how popular baking was then, and how popular it’s once again becoming! This cake pan is very similar to the later one (next paragraph) except there isn’t anything in his hands. He’s wearing a chef’s hat (?) and is very blob shaped. The pan from the 90′s has more detail in the neck so his head doesn’t look like it’s attached to his chest, like it does in this pan.
The later Cookie Monster pan was discontinued in 1996 and has a much more logical shape than the 70′s pan does. The biggest different is that he’s holding a cake in his hands. Obviously, you could decorate it so that the cake is anything (gift, cookie, nothing) so that shouldn’t be something that turns you away from this pan.
Somehow both of these cake pans avoided collector’s item status (unlike the Star Wars cake pans and Mario cake pan). This is great for you if you plan on actually baking with it! You can get these pans very cheap, usually less than the price of a new cake pan on eBay (see below).
There is also a rare Muppet cake pan that’s really hard to find, but it could be used as Cookie Monster, Grover, Animal, or any of the Muppets.
Here are the current eBay listings that you can use to buy or bid on the Cookie Monster cake pan. Use the arrows to scroll through the listings, or use the search bar to track down exactly what you’re looking for.
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