Monster Cupcakes are the perfect treat for a Halloween party! They’re bright, fun, and delicious.
Halloween is drawing near! Two weeks ago I participated in Spooktacular September at Eighteen 25 and shared these fun monster cupcakes. I’m pretty sure every party needs these Monster Cupcakes! They’re so much fun for the kids to decorate themselves or to serve prepared. They’re funny little guys!
If you’re intimidated by the frosting on these fellas, don’t be nervous. All you need is a couple different frosting tips and food coloring. The piping on the cupcakes doesn’t have to be perfect. And the candy eyeballs are going to add to the look and you can put them on the cupcakes however you’d like.
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 24 black cupcake liners
- small candy eyeballs
For the Frosting
- 3 1/2 c. sticks butter, softened
- 1 7oz container marshmallow fluff
- 2 1/4 c. powdered sugar separated
- almond extract
- green purple, and orange food coloring
- stand mixer fixed with whisk attachment
- electric hand mixer
- 3 medium sized bowls
- 3 spatulas rubber scrapers
- 3 gallon size ziplock bags
- Wilton 1M and 2D frosting tips
- Place cake mix into the stand mixer bowl. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix on medium speed until blended.
- Set cupcake liners into muffin tins. Fill 2/3 full with cake batter and bake 10-12 minutes at 375°, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from muffin tins and set on a wire rack to cool.
- Prepare frosting by placing each stick (1/2 c.) of butter into a separate medium bowl. Make one bowl of a frosting at a time by mixing butter with the electric hand mixer until smooth. Add 1/4 tsp. almond extract and one food coloring color; mix well. Add 3/4 c. powdered sugar and 1/3 of the container of marshmallow fluff. Mix well and add more food coloring, if desired. Repeat with the other two bowls for the other two colors.
- Cut a corner off each ziplock bag large enough to fit a frosting tip. Place the 1M tip into the cut hole of one of the bags followed by the green frosting, the 2D tip followed by the purple frosting, and the orange frosting in the last bag without a tip (I didn't use a frosting tip for the orange ones).
- Pipe the green frosting on the cupcakes working from the outside of the cupcake and in. Use the same technique with the orange frosting. Pipe on the purple frosting starting in the middle and work your way out. Squeeze some frosting out onto the cupcake and pull back, making a fur look. Continue and cover the cupcake.
- Once each cupcake is frosted, add candy eyes. Serve and enjoy!
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Aren’t these cupcakes so fun? They’re perfect for Halloween!
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