Cupcakes are a delicious alternative to traditional cakes, especially when hosting a party for kids. They are the perfect size for little tummies and hands, and they can be decorated in any subject imaginable. Absolutely anyone can make and decorate monster cupcakes for Halloween, and without special piping bags or other costly decorating tools and toppings. Use the photo and instructions as a guide, and try these easy ways to make edible ogres for parties and more. They look as great as they taste.
To make ghoulish ghosts and green monster cupcakes for Halloween, you will need a cake mix of your choice, two cans of vanilla frosting and one can of chocolate frosting, a bag of marshmallows of regular size, a food coloring set and chocolate jimmies. You will also need a bag of M & M candies or Skittles. An entire one-pound bag is required because each cupcake will require two candies of the same color. Black licorice is optional.
Begin by baking the cupcakes in tins that are filled with paper Halloween liners of your choice. They do not have to be patterned or monster themed to look great. Black, orange, or green would also be appropriate for the occasion.
While the cupcakes are baking, mix up green, purple, black and yellow frosting that will be used to decorate the tops. Combine a few drops of blue food coloring with chocolate frosting to create black. Otherwise, consider using black licorice that has been cut into gaping mouths and eyes.
Allow the cakes to cool completely before attempting to frost and decorate them. Otherwise, all of your hard work will melt away. To cool them quicker, place them on a rack.
How to Decorate Green Monster Cupcakes
Create the green monster cakes pictured by starting with chocolate frosting. Frost as many cupcakes as desired. Top each one with a marshmallow. Coat the marshmallows with green frosting, and stick an M & M or Skittle on each side of their head to represent bolts. Using the photo as a guide, create monster faces using the purple and yellow frosting. Sprinkle brown jimmies on top of their heads.
How to Make Ghostly Looking Monsters
To decorate some of the cupcakes with ghostly looking monsters. Cover the tops with a thick layer of white frosting. Use licorice or the chocolate frosting mixture to make their hollow looking eyes and mouths. Serve both varieties on a cupcake platter. The article entitled How to Make a Tiered Cupcake Platter provides step-by-step photos and directions on making one. It can be decorated for any occasion, and it can look fantastic for Halloween.
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