I am not a pro at baking or cake decorating at all, i just enjoy making cakes for close family but mostly my girls. I made this cake for my youngest one.. shes just turning 1, not really into any certain character, so I get to pick the theme!! So, why not cupcakes?!? I was at Ross not too long ago and they had a large cupcake pan for 7$ but at the time I thought I would never use it.. So when I decided that I wanted to make this cake and then another large cupcake for her smash cake, of course, when you go back they didn’t have one and had to pay a whopping 20$ for one at Walmart. :( Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan Anyways, I made this with a simple vanilla cake mix and colored vanilla icing. Continue reading
Very easy to make!
– premade vanilla cupcakes
– vanilla icing
– blue food coloring
– marshmallow eyes/chocolate chips
– chocolate chip cookies
Thought I would share something simple, yet lots of fun! I have seen these posted several places and I had to try! Made these little monsters as a get well prize for a young friend, and it cheered him up fast! 🙂 but I think these would be great to make with the kids!
Start off with baked cupcakes that have cooled. Color your icing blue and add a small layer of frosting on the cupcake. Then lay the cookie on the cupcake (towards the front so it hangs out). Then, all I did was take a small piece of another cupcake I wasn’t going to decorate and placed it toward the back of the cupcake (over back half of cookie) to create a bump for the head. Then i frosted that piece and around it with the blue icing, (I tried to make it furry looking by tapping with butter knife all over frosting). I added same color sprinkles to give more texture. See, not hard at all. For the eyes, I just flattened mini marshmallows and glued on a chocolate chip with the icing. I recommend placing these in fridge quickly after making to let the icing harden a tad. Seems like the heads try to slide off if frosting is too creamy and humid. I’m sure this would work for Elmo and Oscar too with red and green coloring!