Boo! Are you ready for Halloween yet? We’ve been having fun making all kinds of Halloween crafts and activities for kids. This week we decided to head into the kitchen and make a batch of spooky and silly cupcakes.
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These Halloween monster cupcakes were hilarious to make. My youngest daughter and I had a fabulous time figuring how to make the funny eyes on top. Making these cupcakes with my daughter was all about making a tasty treat and a beautiful memory. Baking in the kitchen with kids can be so much fun – especially during the holidays.
We started with a super reliable cupcake recipe and then got creative with the monster decorations. A trip to the bulk food store was in order – where stocked up on all the Halloween themed edible decorations we could find to turn our regular old cupcakes into Halloween monster cupcakes!
How to Make Halloween Monster Cupcakes
vanilla or chocolate cupcake recipe…I prefer the Joy of Baking’s Vanilla Cupcake Recipe – feel free to use your favourite box cake mix
store bought vanilla icing
green cake decorating jimmies sprinkles
black cake decorating sanding sugar
orange icing colour gel
The first step is to bake the cupcakes according to the recipe you have chosen and set aside the cupcakes to completely cool, before decorating.
Next, spread store bought icing over the top of the cupcake…you could use chocolate or vanilla. This will be the base of your decorating – or your canvas.
Pour the black sanding sugar and the green jimmies into separate bowls. This will make your decorating much easier.
Now onto the decorating. Dip the top edge of the cupcake into the black sanding sugar – making a head of hair.
Now, dip the lower half of the cupcake into the green jimmies…making the face.
For the eyes: Break a toothpick in half and poke it into the mini marshmallow. Roll the mini marshmallow in the icing, coating it completely. Roll the sides of the mini marshmallow in the green jimmies. Press the top of the mini marshmallow in the black sugar. Place one silver dragee in the middle of the eye. Poke the eye in place on the monster face.
Finally, it’s time for the mouth. Mix a small portion of orange food colouring gel into a small bowl of vanilla icing. Give it a mix until you have the colour of orange that you like. Transfer the orange icing into a small resealable bag, snip a small hole in the corner and pipe a smile and a nose onto the monster’s face.
These are the easiest monster cupcakes to make and decorate. The littlest kids will be able to follow these decorating steps and make super awesome Halloween cupcakes. Don’t you love how ours turned out?
Bring these scary (or are they silly?) cupcakes along to the kid’s Halloween party. Or, enjoy them on Halloween night. They were so much fun to make, I don’t think the kids even cared what they taste like…but they were delicious too!
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