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Monster Cupcakes

October 1, 2020

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Colorful and fun monster cupcakes are perfect for a Halloween party or a birthday party! Anyone who loves monsters will fall in love with these adorable cupcakes.

Colorful monster cupcakes with candy eyes arranged in a group.

These monsters are as cute as can be and were fun to make too. My kids are too old to go trick or treating on Halloween, but they still love all the Halloween treats. They are perfect for a Halloween party or buffet, but they’d also be great for a birthday party or an end of the school year party.

I made them in fun vibrant colors, but you could choose your favorite colors.

What you’ll need

Bowls of white frosting with gel food coloring next to the bowls and candy eyes displayed around the bowls.

Mix the colors

  • Decide how many colors you’d like to use
  • Divide your frosting into equal size portions
  • Use a toothpick and dip one end into gel colors. Drag toothpick across top of frosting. Stir and test color. If more color is needed, repeat with a new toothpick.

Fill the bags

Filling the bags can be a messy process, but I have a few tricks that make the job easier!

  • Cut the tip off the bag. Cut a little off at a time until a coupler can fit inside the bag, just poking through the tip. Once you have one bag cut to the appropriate size, you can use that bag as a guide to cut the other bags.
  • Insert the coupler on the inside of the bag. Add a tip to the outside of the coupler/bag and screw on the top to hold the tip in place. The tip can be added after the bag is filled, if you prefer.
  • Fold the bag inside out, halfway around your hand.
A plastic decorating bag folder over a hand.
  • Take a spoonful of frosting and place it inside the bag.
  • Continue adding frosting until bag is filled to “Fill to Here” mark.
  • Unfold plastic bag and gently push frosting down towards bottom.
  • Twist bag and hold in your hand for decorating.
A cake decorating bag filled with green frosting.

Decorating the cupcakes

This is where the fun begins! Use the grass or star tip and begin pipping the frosting! Be creative and design the monster in anyway you’d like!

My favorite is the grass tip that created hair for the monsters. I made some with long hair and some with short. I also made long spaghetti swirls with one long swirling pattern.

Adding green frosting to a cupcake.

It’s okay to practice with the frosting before adding to a cupcake. I pipe onto a plate to test out the tip. Once done, you can scoop up and put back into the bag.

Tips for making Monster Cupcakes

  • Keep the bag twisted at the top so the frosting doesn’t escape out the top
  • Stop from time to time and retwist the bag
  • If the frosting becomes too soft, just place in the fridge for a few minutes. It can soften just from the heat of your hand!
  • Don’t worry if the cupcakes aren’t perfect! The imperfections add to the character of the little monsters!
  • You can flip the eyes upside down and use for a mouth!
  • To swap out a tip, just unscrew the washer, remove the tip. Then add a new tip and screw on the washer.
Blue, Orange and green monster cupcakes.

More fun Halloween treats

If you are planning a Halloween party or just wanting to make some treats for your family, you’ll want to check these out:

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Purple, orange and blue frosted cupcakes with candy eyes.

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Colorful monster cupcakes with candy eyes arranged in a group.

Monster Cupcakes

Kathy
Cute monster cupcakes decorated with brightly colored frosting and cute candy eyes.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Divide frosting into bowls – one for each color you'd like to make.
    Bowls of white frosting with gel food coloring next to the bowls and candy eyes displayed around the bowls.
  • Add gel frosting to each bowl of frosting. You just need a dab to turn white frosting into a vibrant color. Use a toothpick to dip into the coloring and then drag the toothpick through the frosting.
    Read tips on how to mix colors in post above recipe.
    A bowl of frosting with a toothpick covered with a gel coloring.
  • Put frosting into pipping bags with tips
    Read tips on how to fill pipping bags in post above recipe.
    Colorful bags of frosting with different cake decorating tips.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and add candy eyes
    Adding green frosting to a cupcake.

Video

Notes

Tips for making Monster Cupcakes

  • Keep the bag twisted at the top so the frosting doesn’t escape out the top
  • Stop from time to time and retwist the bag
  • If the frosting becomes too soft, just place in the fridge for a few minutes. It can soften just from the heat of your hand!
  • Don’t worry if the cupcakes aren’t perfect! The imperfections add to the character of the little monsters!
  • You can flip the eyes upside down and use for a mouth or pipe on a contrasting color of frosting.
  • To swap out a tip, just unscrew the washer, remove the tip. Then add a new tip and screw on the washer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Birthday Cupcakes, Halloween Cupcakes, Monster Cupcakes
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    October 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    5 stars
    What a monstrous idea

  • Reply
    Valentina
    October 3, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    5 stars
    These are so adorable! I love them. I much prefer cute Halloween treats to spooky. Especially when they’re delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 4, 2020 at 6:04 am

      I am not a scary or gross Halloween person either. So much better to serve super cute and yummy things instead!
      Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    October 2, 2020 at 4:22 am

    5 stars
    Oh man, how fun are these!? I know Robbie would lose his mind over these cupcakes. In fact, I think I’m going to make a batch of these with him sometime before Halloween. He loves to bake, and he loves monsters! Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 2, 2020 at 4:43 am

      I hope he squeals with delight! Let me know what he thinks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Alex
    October 1, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    5 stars
    These are SO cute!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 1, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    October 1, 2020 at 7:10 am

    The grass tip nozzle is a good idea- never heard of that one before! Great idea!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 1, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      It’s pretty fun!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 1, 2020 at 6:49 am

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! These are absolutely adorable Kathy! Talk about fun with all those vibrant colours! Almost too cute to eat…but you know I will ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 1, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks, Dawn! These really were fun to make – and to eat! ๐Ÿ™‚

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