Sweet and Simple Mini Monster Cupcakes

With Aurelia’s summer collection rolling right into the pony sew-along and the opening of the etsy shop, things have been more than a little busy around our house. It seems like it’s been ages since the last time I baked anything, so Reli and I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen last weekend with a pack of those little Wilton sugar eyes.

If you’ve been around awhile, you’ve already seen plenty of pictures of Reli “helping” me bake. Heck, I even made her a mini apron a few years back, but this is the first time that she really did more than just pour in a few things, and then watch the mixer. If you’ve got smaller kids who enjoy helping out in the kitchen, this is the perfect simple project to help them get involved!
First we mixed up a plain white box cake mix and divided it among a few bowls. Add a tiny bit of food coloring to each one, and just let them mix the heck out of it. Then when the colors are well mixed, spoon them into some mini muffin cups and bake them as normal.
While the cupcakes are cooling, go ahead and mix up a batch of your favorite white icing. (We used our awesome bakery style frosting recipe. The almond is always perfect. Yum!) Divide this up into multiple bowls too if you’d like, and whip up some more fun colors. 
Use a piping bag with a grass tip to pipe on some crazy fur, and let your little one pop on as many eyes as they 
think their monsters might need. The more the merrier. It’s so much fun giving them different looks!
You can even make some larger ones if you’d like, but remember…

 They may look sweet, but they’re still MONSTERS!


Need a few ideas to help get your house into the Halloween mood?

I’ve recently teamed up with some amazing bloggers, and we’ll be bringing you a fun round-up of recipes and crafts at the beginning of each month. Check out these projects for October, and don’t forget to snoop around their blogs and leave them a little comment love. 


   1) Kid Craft: Fall Frames 3 Ways by Homemade Ginger
2) Witch Broom Goodie Bags by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
3) Spider Web Halloween Countdown by Cutesy Crafts
4) Hole Punch Halloween Garland by Whistle and Ivy
5) White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies by Cupcake Diaries
6) Sweet and Simple Mini Monster Cupcakes by Sugar Tart Crafts
7) DIY Felt Board Pumpkin Faces by Tiny Sidekick

Happy October!

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10 thoughts on “Sweet and Simple Mini Monster Cupcakes

    1. Thanks Bethany! I was having lots of fun playing around with the different "hairstyles"; short & spiky, long & shaggy, I even made one that looked like he had curly fur. They're a lot of fun!

    1. Thanks Brooklyn! I thought blue cakes with white icing would be great abominable snowmen, and little black ones would make adorable soot sprites for a Totoro party. There's very versatile!

    1. That'll be so cute Corey! Quick tip if you do make them – I found out that you don't want to add the eyes ahead of time. They suck up the moisture from the icing and the color starts to bleed. Our leftovers look like the have moldy eyes now! 😉

  1. I know your daughter's about the same age as mine and you came to mind when the cutie mark came in the mail today. Any way here's two easy ideas for fun with Aurelia. Actually even Corbin might have fun. Get a pack of dollar store glow sticks. Crack one open and pour the liquid into a little bit of bubble solution. Ta da. Glow in the dark bubbles. It's also fun to put a few activated sticks in the bath. My daughter Gwen refers to this as a firework bath. Anyway. Happy day to you, I'll post a photo of Gwen in her pony costume when it's done. Just a few details to finish.

    1. Hi Julie! Those both sound like awesome ideas, and I'm pretty sure I have some glow sticks hiding around here somewhere. I'll have to give them a try. I know Corbin would especially love the bathtub idea, since he thinks he's a fish! (a dinosaur-fish to be exact 😉

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