Monster Cupcakes


Monsters can be scary, but I prefer to make them cute! :) For my sister’s birthday {you could call it a month-long celebration} I made her oh-so adorable Halloween-themed cupcakes. With basic cupcake mix, a tried-and-true recipe for buttercream frosting, and some simple candy items, you can make mummies, ghosts, and some one-eyed friends. I love the idea of having these for a party, but you could also make them for family on Halloween night. Add some sprinkled cupcakes to complete the palette, and you’re all set!

Monster Cupcakes Loosely based off the idea from the September/October 2012 issue of American Girl


  • 18 to 24 cupcakes {see here for more info on that.}
  • 1 recipe white buttercream frosting
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Cocoa powder
  • Large chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Red M&M’s
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Halloween themed sprinkles

to make the mummies

  1. Using a quarter of the frosting, frost 1/4 of the cupcakes.
  2. Gently add two red M&M’s for eyes.
  3. Make a mouth with chocolate chips.

to make the ghosts

  1. Frost one-fourth of the cupcakes with the frosting.
  2. Use two mini chocolate chips for eyes.
  3. Place a large chocolate chip below the eyes for a mouth. {It’s screaming, see?! :)}

to make the one-eyed monster friends

  1. Combine 1/4 of the buttercream frosting with drops of red and blue food dye. Mix until you get your desired purple.
  2. Frost another 1/4 of your cupcakes.
  3. Stick a mini chocolate chips in a marshmallow to create an eye.
  4. Stick the eye in the middle of the cupcake and create a mouth with chocolate chips.

to make the sprinkled cupcakes

  1. Finally, take the remaining frosting and mix it with desired amount of cocoa powder.
  2. Frost the rest of the cupcakes and add the sprinkles!

Have a lovely day!

Bella :)


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