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Inside: Learn how to make these adorable monster cupcakes. They are easy to make for either a birthday or Halloween party. With a simple piping technique and some cute little candy eyes, the kids are going to love them.
Monster cupcakes don’t have to be scary. In fact these one’s are pretty much the opposite. Think cute and cuddly and that is what you will achieve with these.
With that gorgeous fluffy hair and the adorable eyes staring right at you, they almost look too good to eat…..almost!
I always make cupcakes for my kids parties, so it was inevitable I was going to make some monster cupcakes for my son’s 2nd monster birthday party.
He was only two, so we wern’t going for the scary monster kind of look. What we needed was something bright, fun and adorable.
These are just the kind of monster cupcakes that you need to make the kids run towards them and not away from them.
Ingredients You Will Need
Ensure that you have the following supplies handy before you start to make the cupcakes.
- Cupcake packet mix
- Vanilla butter frosting
- Food coloring of choice
- Edible Candy Eyes
- Piping Bags and Wilton 233 Tip
4 Easy Steps To Adorable Monster Cupcakes
These cupcakes are SO easy to make, yet the end result is so incredibly effective. In just four simple steps you will have created some gorgeous monster cupcakes that will truly wow your guests.
Are you ready? Let’s get going.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is to bake the cupcakes. You can either make them from scratch or you can use a packet mix.
I always opt for a packet mix when I am making cupcakes for parties. This is largely due to the fact that I am managing my time, and I would rather spend the time decorating the cupcakes than making them. If however you have a great recipe that you like to use, then you can totally do that.
Step 2: Whilst you are waiting for the cupcakes to cool, you will need to start preparing your frosting. Again you can either make your own buttercream or you can pre-purchase it.
I bought a huge tub of buttercream as I was also using it to make my son’s monster birthday cake. It can take a while to make when making it in bulk, so this way saved me a heap of time.
Once you have bought or made the frosting, decide what color you would like your monster cupcakes to be. Make up separate bowls of color frosting using food coloring.
Whilst I was using the colors of blue, green and orange for my son’s party, I decided to just use two colors for the cupcakes. I decorated the chocolate cupcakes with green icing and the vanilla one’s with orange icing.
Tip: Add the coloring a little bit at a time until you get the perfect color. You can always add more, but it is harder to make it lighter if you add too much!
Step 3: Now that the cupcakes have cooled and you have prepared your vanilla frosting, you can start to create the hair of the monsters.
To make these monster cupcakes you will need to use a piping tool that has a lot of holes in. This creates the very thin hair look.
I used the Wilton 233 for grass and hair, which worked perfectly.
You only need to squeeze out a small amount of frosting to achieve this look. Once you have done this, quickly pull the piping bag away.
You will see some frosting spikes and some of them might droop a little, but that’s ok. You don’t want it looking too uniformed otherwise it won’t look like fur.
Start by piping a row around the cupcake and then slowly move towards the center until all the cupcake has been covered.
Step 4: Once you are happy that the cupcake has been covered sufficiently, you can add the candy eyes.
I put two eyes onto these monster cupcakes, but you could mix it up from 1-3 eyes to give a variety of faces. The number of eyes you use will change the look of the cupcake so it’s up to you how you would like them to look.
That’s it, you are finished. I did say they were going to be easy. Now simply repeat the process in as many different colors as you wish.
These are simple, no fuss monster cupcakes that you can literally whip up. I always make the cupcakes the day before the party and this always allows the frosting to set nicely.
Plus, I hate making party snacks on the day of the party. That’s just way to much mess to have to clear up!
What do you think? Are the kids going to absolutely adore these monster cupcakes? I think they will!
If you love the idea of working with fondant too, then you might like to check out this tutorial where you can also make the monster eyes and arms!
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