Hello all my Lil’Luna friends!!! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. & I’m so excited to be here today to share these adorable Monster Cupcakes I created with my kids. I can’t believe we are knocking on October here already. So that means it’s really time to start thinking about Halloween- seriously thinking. I had this idea for these monster cupcakes & I couldn’t wait to create them. So simple- no cake decorating experience required. Let me show you just how easy it is to create these for your Halloween festivities.
Normally I share an actual recipe here with you.
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But these are just so simple I can’t truly call them a recipe anyway!
More of a fun food creation that you can get the kids involved in.
I started with my Basic Buttercream Frosting. It’s super quick to make with just 4 ingredients. Although, you can use white store bought frosting if you prefer. Then I used these 2 food dye colors – Electric Green & Electric Purple. When I want a real punchy color for my frosting – I always choose the electric versions of the colors I am working with. It takes far less dye to achieve to the desired color. I made one batch of frosting & separated out into 2 bowls & then added my food color & mixed in with a rubber spatula. Just 3-4 drops on the green & 5-6 drops for the purple to get to these vivid colors.
I transferred to my pipping bags – fitted with these tips. The large one is by Bakery Crafts #4ft – this one is for the purple cupcakes. The small one is by Magic Tip #23 for the green cupcakes – gives the look of hair or grass when pipped. There are many brands that make these same type tips & they are readily available even at places like Walmart these days. You don’t have to go to the cake decorating store to find these items anymore.
I whipped up 24 cupcakes with my favorite cake mix. No need to get fancy here – regular ol’ cake mix will do just fine. Then I like to freeze my cupcakes before working with them. I find it helps the frosting to chill onto the cupcake fast & helps it hold it’s shape. I just pipped the frosting on in the desired pattern & added the little eyes in various sizes. These are also easily found at places like Walmart. So easy in fact that I was able to have the hubs pick the up for me. Sending him to find specialty items can sometimes be quite a task – but these eyes were easy for him to find.
How much fun would your kids have creating these?? Even my teens had a great time helping me with these – along with many inquiries on how long it would be before they were photographed & then able to be enjoyed. There is no shortage of cupcake lovers in this house. These did not disappoint.
That’s it!! Hope they make your Halloween festivities super fun!!!
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I LOVE these cupcakes!! So cute and they are not only perfect for Halloween but any Monster Party.
AWESOME, Gina! THANK YOU!!!
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