Monster Cupcakes*

Monster Cupcakes (via thenovicechefblog.com)

So I made step by step photos of this process for y’all and somehow I deleted them off my camera. Seriously, sometimes I don’t know how I don’t loose my own head. Thankfully these are SUPER simple and some simple directions will work just as well.

I gave these cupcakes away to the neighborhood kids as they got off the bus. The bus stops in front of my house every day — so I decided to take advantage of it. I was worried the kids wouldn’t take a cupcake from a strange lady waiting for them to get off the bus…but apparently the Monster Cupcakes won them over. I didn’t have a single cupcake left!

Monster Cupcakes (via thenovicechefblog.com)

Supplies:

1. A batch of your favorite cupcakes.

2. A large batch of buttercream frosting — dyed purple. (I dyed mine with Wilton Violet Icing Gel – you can buy it at Michaels.)

3. White Candy Melts

4. M&Ms

5. Cotton Candy ¬†(Fresh is best, but I couldn’t find any. You can find the packaged kind at Dollar Tree or Walmart. The kind in the tubs is better than the bagged stuff.)

Monster Cupcakes (via thenovicechefblog.com)

For the buttercream frosting, I used the jumbo round tip from this Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit.

For the eyes: Microwave 3 white candy melts on a small plate. Using a toothpick, put a little melted candy melt onto the back of an M&M and stick it to a candy melt. Let dry for about 5 minutes so the M&M ¬†doesn’t move or fall off. Then place it on the cupcake in the center of the frosting.

For the hair: Pull off pieces of the cotton candy and press together on the bottom to hold it together. This is easier to do with fresh cotton candy, but can be done with the kind in jars…it just takes a lot of work. Then stick the hair into the top of the buttercream.

And you’re done! Eat/serve these immediately. The cotton candy only stays pretty for so long. After about 15 minutes, it will start to turn sticky and melt.

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29 Responses to “Monster Cupcakes”

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    Beth @ bethcakes — October 17, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    These are so precious! I love that cotton candy hair, and I especially love the one cupcake with the crossed eyes in the last photo, haha. Cute and easy idea!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 17, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    These are adorbs!

  3. 3

    Megan {Country Celaver} — October 17, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Seriously – I squealed with joy when I saw these, I couldn’t even imagine what you were using cotton candy for! These are amazing!!

  4. 4

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 17, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    Oh my freaking goodness! These are the best – soooo cute Jess!

  5. 5

    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — October 17, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    these cupcakes are just AMAZING!!! Seriously, they are!

  6. 6

    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — October 17, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Who knew monsters could be so cute!?

  7. 7

    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — October 17, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    I am loving these!

  8. 8

    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — October 17, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    These are so dang cute! Your neighborhood kids are so lucky – I bet you made their day as they got off the bus!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — October 17, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    These are the cutest EVER!

  10. 10

    Tieghan — October 17, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    I am jumping out of my seat right now. SO cute! I adore these! :)

  11. 11

    Joanne — October 17, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    These are probably the CUTEST cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Ever ever.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 18, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    Ok, first, I love that you handed these out to the kiddos. And second, these are the most adorable cupcakes EVER! I love the cotton candy!

  13. 13

    Monika — October 18, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Awwwww, these are soooooo cute! Love them!!!

  14. 14

    Diana @ Sweet y Salado — October 18, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I couldn’t wait to see this on your blog since you started asking about where to find cotton candy on Facebook. This is a FANTASTIC idea!

  15. 15

    Larissa — October 18, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    So cute!!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 18, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    Now I have that One-Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater song in my head! Love these!

  17. 17

    Sarina — October 18, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Love these!!!! I think Sebastian will enjoy next week’s cooking project! Thanks for some awesome ideas as always.

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    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — October 18, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    Jessica, these are darling! Such a cute idea for Halloween. Love the cotton candy hair! :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — October 18, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    These are, like, the cutest things EVER!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 20, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Oh my gosh. Cutest thing I’ve seen on the web all season. LOVE THESE!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 21, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, WHERE were you when I was a kid?! I would have tackled you and taken all of these cupcakes right off the bus, lol! And then I would have felt bad and helped you up… Amazing treat for Halloween, Jess!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 24, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are too adorable!!

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    Okay this is just too stinking cute man!

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