How to Make Monster Cupcakes

Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Monster Cupcakes are a classic Halloween treat that is sure to add some spooky fun to your table. Learn how to make the best Halloween Monster cupcakes right here!

Spooky Monster Cupcakes

Is there ever a wrong time to eat a cupcake? I sure don’t think so and Halloween is no exception especially if you’re making these cute monster cupcakes!

blue and green monster cupcakes on a white counter

I’m not a fan of scary things, but these monster cupcakes add just the right amount of spooky Halloween fun. 

And the great thing about a recipe like this is that it’s so flexible! It can be totally homemade or you can simply decorate. 

If you have a go-to cupcake and frosting recipe (I personally love my double chocolate cupcake recipe), this tutorial can help you decorate your cupcakes to perfection. But if you want to skip the hassle, you can buy some already-made cupcakes and frosting so all you have to do is decorate! 

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Halloween Monster Cupcakes

No one can resist a perfectly decorated monster cupcake! This tutorial will help you make a cupcake that is dressed the part for any Halloween party. 

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked cupcakes
  • Buttercream or other desired frosting
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes

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How to Make Monster Cupcakes

green and blue monster cupcakes sitting on halloween sprinkles

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your monster cupcakes, you’ll need some pre-baked cupcakes that have been completely cooled.
  • Snip the tip of the piping bag and at a coupler and a piping tip on the end.
  • Add your frosting to a piping bag so that it is about halfway full. 
  • Holding your bag at a 90-degree angle, pipe little monster fur by squeezing the piping bag while it’s on the top of the cupcake. 
  • Stop squeezing the bag as you pull away to create a section of fur.
  • Continue piping until the whole top of the cupcake is covered.
  • Add candy eyes and sprinkles right away while the frosting is still wet. 
  • Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and enjoy!
monster cupcakes with fur, sprinkles, and monster eyes

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • I have a pretty great cupcake recipe, but you don’t have to make your own cupcakes if you want this recipe to be even simpler. Just call your local bakery and order some cupcakes with no frosting and you’ll get a great bakery flavor without having to do any work!
  • Any frosting will work with this recipe, but you will probably want to choose a frosting that is thick enough to hold up the piping shape. If the frosting is too thin, you will just get a droopy mess all over your cupcakes which is not what you’re going for!
  • If you are nervous about piping or don’t have much experience, do a little practice on a piece of parchment or a plastic bag! It’s a pretty simple decoration but doing a practice or two will help you feel more comfortable and confident as you decorate. 

Storage

Store your cupcakes in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 4 days or on the counter for up to 24 hours. If you prefer to eat them at room temperature, take them out of the fridge 30 minutes before eating. 

How to Color Frosting For Monster Cupcakes

You definitely want to have monsters that look bright, vibrant and fun and not pale and boring. So you’ll need a great food coloring! 

If you are coloring the frosting yourself, I’d recommend using gel food coloring so that you can get more pigment without thinning out the frosting. I grabbed a big set of Wilton gel food colors a while back and it has lasted so long and always gets a perfect bold color. 

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Monster Cupcakes

monster cupcakes with sprinkles and candy eyes

Monster Cupcakes are a classic Halloween treat that is sure to add some spooky fun to your table. Learn how to make the best Halloween Monster cupcakes right here!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked cupcakes
  • Buttercream or other desired frosting
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes

Instructions

  1. To make your monster cupcakes, you’ll need some pre-baked cupcakes that have been completely cooled.
  2. Snip the tip of the piping bag and at a coupler and a piping tip on the end.
  3. Add your frosting to a piping bag so that it is about halfway full. 
  4. Holding your bag at a 90-degree angle, pipe little monster fur by squeezing the piping bag while it’s on the top of the cupcake. 
  5. Stop squeezing the bag as you pull away to create a section of fur.
  6. Continue piping until the whole top of the cupcake is covered.
  7. Add candy eyes and sprinkles right away while the frosting is still wet. 
  8. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and enjoy!

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