This post, Easy Monster Cupcakes is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get baking! These adorable Monster Cupcakes are a snap to make and are perfect for any Halloween themed occasion!
My daughter has a couple of obsessions right now. One is cats and kittens. (Did you see the free kitty face template I shared last week?) She loves drawing pictures and cartoons of superhero cats and is always scavenging in my craft room for various supplies and fabric scraps to create clothing and accessories for all her little stuffed kitties. Whenever I ask her about what she did and who she played with at recess, it is almost always some variation of a cat-themed game. (So I know she is not the only little girl obsessed with kittens, lol.)
Obsession number two is cupcakes! Of course, she loves eating the cupcakes. (Who doesn’t?) But she is completely obsessed with baking and decorating cupcakes! (And yes, Cupcake Wars is her favorite TV show!) She is so obsessed, that when her Nana asked what to get her for her birthday, I told her to just to go to the store for ready-made fondant and other fun misc. cupcake decorating tools. (Mostly because I wanted her to have her own decorating tools and to stop using mine, lol.) Turned out, the cupcake decorating items were the hit birthday present of the party!
With the start of school and the ridiculous amount of homework that the 4th graders at our elementary school are expected to do, we haven’t had a lot of free time to spend together in the kitchen. (I guess me letting her press the microwave buttons for dinner isn’t cutting it, lol!)
We had an early release day last week which was the perfect opportunity for us to make a trip to Walmart for some baking supplies and Halloween themed decorations. Have you been to Walmart lately? They are absolutely bursting at the seams with fall and Halloween decor and baking supplies, especially at the Bake Center.
I like to keep things as easy as can be, so we grabbed the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Cake Mix and the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Vanilla Flavored Frosting for our cupcakes. I love that cake mix comes with the Funfetti® already mixed in, and the frosting color and sprinkles are perfect for Halloween.
Want more Halloween treat ideas? Check out the Pillsbury™ Halloween Pinterest Board here.
Conveniently right next to the cake mixes and frosting were all sorts of Halloween themed cupcake decorations and toppers. We found candy monster eyes, Halloween-themed cupcake wrappers, printed toothpick toppers and other fun edible decorations. (There were even more baking items and decorations to choose from over at the Bake Aisle – so make sure to check over there too.) I grabbed a selection so we could bake up and decorate a variety of Halloween themed cupcakes. (If you like free – be sure to check out these free printable Halloween Cupcake Wrappers.)
My Missy had a blast with the sprinkles and candy toppers:
And we really had fun putting together these adorable Monster Cupcakes!!
Check out how easy the Monster Cupcakes are to make:
You will need:
- 1 Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Cake Mix
- 1 Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Vanilla Flavored Frosting
- 1 Pillsbury™ White Vanilla Flavored Frosting
- Ingredients needed to bake cupcakes
- cupcake wrappers
- purple food coloring
- candy eyes
- mini marshmallows
1. Bake cupcakes according to package directions and let cool.
2. Mix white frosting with purple food coloring until desired shade of purple is achieved.
3. Frost half the cupcakes with orange Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Vanilla Flavored Frosting and the other half with the purple Pillsbury™ Vanilla Flavored Frosting.
4. Add a dab of frosting to the flat side of a mini marshmallow.
5. Press a candy eye into the dab of frosting.
6. Stick a toothpick into the marshmallow:
7. Push the toothpick into the top of a frosted cupcake. Repeat for the 2nd eye. (Unless you want a one-eyed monster!)
How easy was that? So cute and perfect for any Halloween themed occasion or anytime you want to #mixupamoment!
Want to try these too? You’ll find the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween line in the Bake Center at Walmart!
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