Monster cupcakesPosted: April 20, 2011
Another fun fun fun idea from the 2nd edition of Hello Cupcake, What’s New Cupcake! I had such fun making these monsters. I used a small round tip for the string monsters, leaf tip for the girly monsters (seemed fancier…LOL) and a small star tip for my furry monsters! They came out great! I would suggest a stiff frosting for this one good for piping as they do sag and drip as more frosting is added. A good stiff piping frosting works best here! But have fun with it, the monster ideas and colors are endless!
See this video for help:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KP8yHKjUAo
12 vanilla cupcakes baked in coordinating frosting and liner colors
12 mini vanilla cupcakes baked and liners removed
1 can or 16 ounces of your favorite stiff buttercream dyed to match your liners
24 mini lollipops unwrapped
24 peach or green apple gummy rings
24 brown assorted candy coated chocolates (Mini m and m’s)
12 assorted color candy-coated chocolates (mini m and m’s)
Spoon 2 tbsp of the vanilla frosting into a small ziplock or piping bag. Divide the rest of the remaining vanilla frosting among three bowls and tint each a different bold color. Spoon each color of frosting into a ziplock or piping bag (I also used tips here too)
Insert a lollipop stick through a gummy ring, pushing it through the candy from the center to the outer edge. Bring the gummy ring up around the lollipop, like a bonnet, to make the eyes. Continue with all lollipops and gummy rings.
Pipe a bit of frosting onto each lollipop and secure one brown m and m on each for eyes.
Next, start working with the cupcakes. Place a small dollop of frosting on top each larger cupcake. Take and place the smaller cupcake flat side down onto the dollop of frosting to secure it on. Make sure it is on there well and wont fall off!
Begin piping on your monsters. For the star monsters, I piped small stars all the way around the monster making sure to pull out and up as a I moved to create hair! For the leaf monster, I piped small yellow leaves all over the monster. For the string monster, using the small round tip, pipe strings all over the monster. This one you can have fun with. The messier you get the better he looks. Let the strings fall down the side of the monster too!!
Insert 2 lollipop eyes into each monster. I also added a red m and m for a nose on each as well!