Okay, so I’ve been wanting to do a blog entry on monster cupcakes for a while now–and today is finally the day! The rules are…there are no rules (I’m having a flashback to “Grease” as I say this.) — But truly, no rules–because monsters aren’t supposed to look like anything in particular–just a random mix of fur and eyeballs and teeth and tongues—-so, let’s have at it!
My monsters have yummy eyeballs—today, I used a combination of Wilton candy melts, white gumballs (Sixlets would be great too), and white chocolate chips. Marshmallows are always a good choice too–The pupils are dots of black buttercream.
Next, we’ll discuss all of the other monsterly features… all you need are scissors or a knife, and lots of candy! I used mini marshmallows or fondant for the teeth. I also sliced and snipped lots of gumdrops , licorice and Dots candy to make fun spikes, hair, arms, etc. AND, for the tongues–Dots candy that I rolled out with a rolling pin (very easy). Today, I ate a lot of monster parts.
Back row from left to right: Wilton tip 81, grass tip 233, leaf tip 67.
Front row: tip 21, tip 12/tip 8PT (large). These are all frosted in vanilla buttercream!
Okay, let’s round up this rowdy bunch for a group photo.
I decided to let one of the monsters hold the birthday sign….and the candles are anchored by Dots candy (although small balls of fondant are great for this also!) Remember, monsters aren’t just for Halloween–they bring smiles all year round—and they taste good too!
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