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Desserts - Holiday Parties - New Years

New Years Eve Cupcakes – Watch the Ball Drop

December 27, 2018

New Years Eve Cupcakes have never looked more delicious and festive. Make these cupcakes for your next New Years Party and add some flair to your dessert table.new yers eve cupcakes Pinterest

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When we celebrate New Years, we love celebrating in Tonga. They’re right on the International Dateline so they’re the first ones to count down and celebrate the new year. I wanted to make something that would be a fun New Year’s Eve dessert so I made these New Years Eve Cupcakes.New Years eve cupcake ingredients

Supplies and Ingredients for your New Year Cupcakes

cutting white fondant in circles

Begin by cutting your rolled fondant into circles. Use a biscuit cutter to cut a circle just smaller than your cupcake top.

Use your edible marker to draw your roman numerals on the 3, 6, 9, and 12 areas and then place silver dragees in between. I used two dragees in-between each roman numeral.silver dragees on fondant

How to make Grey Buttercream

To make grey buttercream you need to start with a standard American buttercream recipe. Mix your room temperature butter until it’s nice and fluffy and then add your sifted icing sugar. You want to sift your powdered sugar to avoid lumps in your buttercream. Add a splash of milk to loosen up the buttercream and then add about 1/2 teaspoon of black gel food coloring to get your perfect grey buttercream.

The longer your icing sits, the darker it becomes so just keep that in mind when you’re adding in your black gel food coloring.

how to make grey buttercream

Put your grey buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip,  Ateco #9 is perfect to get a good rosette.

I like to place my piping bag in a cup, fold over the top onto the rim and then add my frosting so that I avoid getting the top of the piping bag dirty.

Place your clock toppers on your New Years Eve Cupcakes and serve. I’ve said before that I don’t like the taste of pure fondant so this decoration is a perfect size for people just to lift off and set it aside.

cupcakes with New Years fondant clocks

New Years Eve Cupcakes - Easy and Adorable
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
30 mins
 

Create these amazing cupcakes for your New Years Eve Party. Make a fondant clock topper to count down at the stroke of midnight.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, new years dessert, new years party food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Black gel food coloring
  • 4-5 oz. White Fondant
  • Black Edible Marker
  • Silver Dragees
Instructions
  1. Cool your cupcakes on a wire rack. In a medium sized bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and milk using an electric mixer. Beat on medium and gradually increase to high.
  2. Once the ingredients start combining, add a small amount of black gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted.
  3. Scoop your buttercream into a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
  4. Roll out your white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. With a small, circular cookie cutter (about 1 ½ inches in size), cut out 12 fondant circles.
  5. Start decorating your fondant clock: add silver sprinkles where the 12, 3, 6, and 9 should be. Draw out two lines in between each silver sprinkle with your food black marker. Use decorating frosting to draw out the clock’s “hands.”
  6. Place one fondant clock on each cupcake and serve. 

New Years cupcake recipe

Christmas - Desserts

The Cutest Reindeer Cupcakes You’ve Ever Seen and You Can Make Them

December 13, 2018

Holiday parties are coming and why not create the cutest Reindeer Cupcakes your friends have ever seen? See how easy these holiday cupcakes are to make and how quickly you can put them together. 

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Christmas Eve is happening at my house this year. I know some people do a thing on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I love to be lazy on Christmas Day so I get everything done for the night before in advance to save me a headache. These Reindeer Cupcakes are so easy that you can add them to your list and actually complete them before the lazy day.

You can always buy a cake mix for your cupcakes but I love to go to my local bakery or even the grocery store bakery and grab a dozen premade ones. Go ahead and ask for some chocolate frosting too while you’re there and make these even easier.

reindeer cupcake ingredientsSupplies for your Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

Cream together your butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until it is smooth and fluffy. A Kitchen-Aid stand mixer is perfect for jobs like this but a hand-held electric mixer works great too. cupcake with brown frosting and pretzel antlers

How to assemble your Holiday Cupcakes

After you’ve creamed your butter and sugar, place a piping bag or Ziploc into an empty cup and drape the bag over the rim. Use a spatula to add your frosting into the bag and then take it out of the cup to squeeze out any air.

I like to use this piping tip to create texture in my reindeer cupcakes face. The tip I’ve used is a Wilton Open Star Tip #8B. Add your candy eyes and then use your Red Hots or red decorating icing as the nose. Ta-Da! Your Reindeer holiday cupcakes are complete. Aren’t they the cutest? Christmas cupcake decorated like a reindeer

Adorable Reindeer Cupcake Recipe for Christmas
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Make Santa's reindeer their own cupcakes for Christmas Eve. These Reindeer Cupcakes are so festive for any holiday party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cupcake, christmas dessert, christmas party food, cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
Reindeer Decoration
  • 24 pretzels
  • 24 googly candy eyes
  • Red decorating frosting or Red Hots
Instructions
  1. Once your cupcakes are out of the oven, ensure you cool them completely on a wire rack before decorating.
How to make Buttercream Frosting
  1. In an electric stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, cocoa and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high.
  2. Once the ingredients are mixed, smooth, and form stiff peaks, your buttercream is ready. Frost each cupcake with a frosting bag.

How to make the pretzel reindeer
  1. Add two pretzels on each cupcake: these will be your reindeer’s “antlers.”

  2. Add candy eyes and dot a nose with your red decorating frosting. Enjoy and happy holidays!

group of reindeer cupcakes

Christmas - Desserts - Holiday Parties

Buttercream Santa Hat Cupcake Recipe – Perfect for the Holidays!

December 10, 2018

These Christmas Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for any celebration during the winter holiday season. Learn how to make your own and make your guests (or you) as happy as can be. christmas Santa hat frosting on cupcake

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Custom Christmas cupcakes are all the rage for holiday parties. Why not impress your friends or loved ones with these super cute with this Santa Hat Cupcake Recipe.

I was always the one who had to have a tag attached to everything or customize our treats. I feel like I spent my time doing things that other people don’t really appreciate. Santa cupcakes are super easy and you’re putting buttercream on top of your cupcakes anyways.chocolate cupcake with red buttercream frosting

I use the non-taste red food coloring gel and it does make a difference in the end. Your buttercream is still sugary and you don’t have the metallic taste that you’d get from other red food colorings.

buttercream ingredientsSupplies for your custom Santa Claus Cupcakes

Tip: Go to your local grocery bakery and ask to buy non-iced cupcakes.

Begin by whipping together your room temperature butter. I like using salted butter but you can have control over your salt intake by using unsalted butter and adding in a bit at a time – just to offset some sweetness.

Use an electric mixer to whip up your butter and then slowly add the icing sugar. Add a splash of milk to make it smoother and then at the end, split the icing 80/20.

Color the 80% portion with your red food coloring and cocoa powder and mix it really well. Put your red frosting in an icing bag or a Ziploc will work just as well and cut off the corner. Use a knife or offset spatula to ice the base of the cupcake in white. dollop of red frosting to mimic a Santa hat

You’re going to want to start at the bottom and press a large amount at the base and then pull up slowly to get a triangular shape of frosting. Cut the mini marshmallows in half and place it on top. Voila, you’re done!chocolate cupcake with red frosting hat

Santa Hat Cupcake Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Perfect for your Christmas get together, create these easy Santa Hat cupcakes using some delicious buttercream frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cupcake, christmas dessert, christmas party food, cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, santa cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 6 mini marshmallows
Instructions
How to make Buttercream Frosting
  1. In an electric stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high.
  2. Once the ingredients are combined and form stiff peaks, your buttercream is ready.
How to make your buttercream Santa hat
  1. Scoop out about ¼ cup of white buttercream and with an offset spatula, frost each cupcake.
  2. Add cocoa to your remaining buttercream and mix on high. Add red gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
  3. Using a piping bag, pipe out a tall, triangular shape onto each cupcake.
  4. Cut each mini marshmallow in half and top the buttercream hats. Ho Ho Ho

Recipe Notes

Ensure your cupcakes are cool before decorating

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Cricut - Halloween - Party Time

Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers for your next Halloween Party

October 23, 2018

I am not the average person when it comes to the ideas of what can be created during the Halloween season. These Nightmare Before Christmas cupcakes are perfect for ringing in the Halloween season.  This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I haven’t met someone who doesn’t love The Nightmare Before Christmas. When I watch the movie I’m all in it for the songs and the animation. Jack Skellington is one of my favorite characters in the film because of his flair for dramatics. Make this Nightmare Before Christmas party food for your next Nightmare Before Christmas party. 

Supplies for your Nightmare Before Christmas party cupcakes

So the easy part, print off your Jack Skellington cupcake topper using Cricut Design Space. Then you’ll load them into your Cricut machine and allow that to do the cutting. Cut out the black cardstock of the silhouette so that you have something to place your Jack Skellington pictures to it.

How do I print with my Cricut?

So it’s not actually your Cricut that is printing. To print with your Cricut, you’ll need an actual printer which will print off your design and the registration marks. Place that printed paper onto your Cricut mat and then load it into your machine. The Cricut has an electronic reader near the blade and that will read your registration marks so that your machine will know where to cut.

*You will need to have calibrated your Cricut Machine before you’re able to cut precisely on your Cricut. Go here to learn how to calibrate your Cricut.

How to make Jack Skellington cupcake toppers

Use some hot glue to attach the Nightmare Before Christmas toppers to the toothpick or skewer. These Jack Skellington cupcake toppers are sure to be a hit at any party. 

Desserts - Halloween

Hauntingly Delicious Ghost Cupcakes

October 8, 2018

These hauntingly delicious Ghost Cupcakes are sure to be a hit at any Halloween get-together. See how easy it is to create fondant ghost shapes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I often find myself trying to impress me more than others but there are some things I just like to do so it doesn’t matter to me that it’s time-consuming. If I can buy cupcakes and then add my thing, you better bet I will do that. But sometimes I just want to make the cutest ghost cupcakes you’ve ever seen.

The easiest way I find a timesaver with decorated cupcakes, is by using store-bought mix or just head to the bakery and grab unfrosted ones. You can easily have the bakery frost these Ghost Cupcakes for you and just add the fondant ghosts later. I’m all for a time-saver hack when it comes to baking.

Supplies for your Homemade Ghost Cupcakes

  • white fondant
  • red gel food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
  • black food-safe marker

Start with your premade cupcakes and prepare them as directed. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely so that the buttercream won’t melt.Line a baking sheet with some parchment or wax paper and begin forming your ghosts. Use 1″ spheres and then form them into an oval shape. On one end you will form a point like it’s the ghosts tail.

Take your scissors and cut slits in your fondant to create the arms of the ghosts. Use your edible marker and make the eyes on your fondant ghost. Lay them aside to set. Now, start making your buttercream icing. Just use your room-temperature butter, icing sugar, milk and whip it until it is fluffy. Mix in your yellow and red gel food coloring to create the orange you’re looking for.

Place your frosting in a piping bag. You can use a piping tip if you’d like but I like the look of smooth edges on cupcakes.

Place your fondant ghost decoration on top of your frosted cupcake and serve. Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to look at our other Halloween Cupcakes.

Ghost Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Make the Halloween holiday spookier with this delicious and easy fondant ghost cupcake topper.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween party food, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 oz. white fondant
  • Black food marker
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Yellow gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool before decorating.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and roll your white fondant into 12 1-inch spheres. Keep on rolling it so that it’s as smooth as possible.
  3. Start forming your “ghost” shape. Flatten it out to become an oval and then pinch the end slightly. Then, give the pinched end a curve.
  4. With scissors, snip a little portion of the fondant on each side. Place gently on wax paper and draw two eyes.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, milk and 2 drops of red gel food coloring and 2 drops of yellow. Mix on low and gradually increase to high. Place in a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
  6. Place your fondant ghosts on top and serve.

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Desserts - Halloween - Holidays - Recipes

Easy RIP Halloween Tombstone Cupcakes

October 5, 2018

Have you seen that super cute cemetery puddings on Pinterest and you just think, I can’t eat all that. I have the Halloween tombstone cupcake version and it’s the perfect single size party dessert. Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsAnother cupcake to add to our Halloween Cupcakes! Here we’re making Halloween tombstone cupcakes and they’re adorable. I used lady fingers in my recipe but you can easily use some Milano cookies because they’re also the perfect shape for Halloween tombstones.

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsSupplies for Halloween Tombstone Cupcakes

You’re going to use a store-bought mix for your cupcakes. If you want to easily bypass that step, head to your grocery store bakery. They almost always have a hidden stash in the back freezer. Save you some time to get started on your Halloween tombstone cupcakes.

You’re going to want to prepare your buttercream. You can use a stand mixer or a hand-held electric one but I don’t recommend doing this by hand. Combine your butter, icing sugar, cocoa, and milk together and mix it until it is light and fluffy.

How do I make buttercream fluffy?

You make buttercream fluffy by continuing to beat it with your mixer. If you just only mix it until it is combined, you’ll have a very dense frosting. Continue to beat it until it’s almost like whipped egg whites.


Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsNext, you’re going to turn your ladyfinger cookies into the Halloween tombstone. Break the cookies in half and set aside on some parchment paper.

Mix your white candy melts with the coconut oil and then put into the microwave. Once the candy has been melted then add in a small amount of the black gel food coloring. This will give you the grey color of the Halloween tombstones.

Submerge your ladyfingers completely in the candy melts and lay back on your parchment paper. Place your cookies in the fridge to set faster.

Place your chocolate buttercream into your piping bag. You can use a decorative tip or just use the method of a plain swirl of frosting like these cupcakes here. Once your ladyfinger cookies are dry, draw the RIP on your Halloween tombstone and then place on top of the cupcake.

Happy Halloween!

RIP Tombstone Halloween Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 people
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 lady finger cookies
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp black gel food coloring
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • Black decorating icing
Instructions
  1. Allow your cupcakes to cool before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Break your ladyfinger cookies in half.

  2. Microwave your candy melt and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Add black gel food coloring and mix.
  3. Completely submerge your ladyfinger cookies in the melted candy. Place gently on your parchment paper.

  4. Make your buttercream by beating butter, sugar, cocoa and milk on slow. Gradually increase speed to high and allow the ingredients to blend thoroughly. Frost each cupcake with a frosting bag.
  5. Once the candy has set on your ladyfingers, draw out “RIP” on each one with your black decorating icing.

  6. Place the tombstone cookies on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreats

Desserts - Halloween

Easy Vampire Cupcakes for Halloween

October 4, 2018

These Vampire Cupcakes are so easy to make for Halloween. Pair them up with our other Halloween Cupcakes to make the best kid-friendly Halloween dessert table. vampire halloween cupcakesThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Halloween is almost here and we’ve been cranking out new Halloween cupcake recipes all week. Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of year because I love the weather and I love the smells of Fall. Halloween objects aren’t all kid-friendly so I created these kid-friendly Vampire Cupcakes for you to have at your next Halloween Party

Supplies for your Vampire Cupcakes

  • White Fondant
  • Red Gel Food Coloring
  • Purple Gel Food Coloring

Start by creating your edible vampire fangs by taking some white fondant and roll it into 1/2″ spheres. Next, shape them into ovals and pinch one end to create it into a point like the picture below. Set the fangs aside to dry and then make your frosting by adding the purple gel food coloring into the white icing. Frost your cupcakes with either a piping bag or just a knife. Take the red gel food coloring and dip a toothpick inside. Slop some of the red coloring on the fondant vampire fangs and then place them on top of the cupcake as decoration.

You can choose to eat the fondant vampire fangs or just set them to the side. They’re awfully sweet so it just depends on your taste buds.

Serve these fun, kid-friendly Vampire Cupcakes at any Halloween Party. Check out the other cupcakes below too. halloween cupcakes with Dracula fangs

Vampire Fang Cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes cooled down and ready for decorating
  • 4 oz. white fondant
  • 1 drop red gel food coloring
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Purple gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll out 24 pieces of white fondant into ½ inch spheres. Place gently on lined baking sheet.
  2. Shape each fondant sphere into ovals and flatten out. Pinch one and curve in so that they resemble vampire fangs. Place back on your lined baking sheet.
  3. Place one drop of red gel food coloring on a plate. Wet a paint brush and dab on rather “blood stains” on each fang.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high. Once the ingredients start combining, add 2 small drops of purple gel food coloring. Mix until buttercream forms.
  5. Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula. Place two fangs on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!

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Desserts - Halloween

Kid-Friendly Monster Cupcakes for Halloween

October 1, 2018

Another spooky Halloween Cupcake Recipe. Make these kid-friendly Monster Cupcakes and complete your Halloween dessert table like a champ! Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create these fun Halloween Monster Cupcakes for your next Halloween party or even a Monster birthday party. They’re so fun and look like little furry creatures but these taste good. 😉Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes

Supplies for your Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Begin by making an easy box cake mix and complete the recipe from the back of the box. Divide batter into a cupcake pan and cook according to directions.

Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before completing the next step.

How to make Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Begin by creaming together your buttercream. You do this by mixing butter, icing sugar, and milk mixing it on medium speed until it is creamy and fluffy. Add in your violet food coloring and mix that in until you get the color you want.

Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesCut up some marshmallows into smaller pieces. You could use mini marshmallows here but I think that it doesn’t give you the dimension that you’d want. Frost each cupcake with a small amount of buttercream and then add your marshmallows on top.

Grab a piping bag and fit it with your Wilton #233 tip. Fill it with your buttercream and then squeeze it until the bottom of the bag is full and no air pockets are visible. Begin making your Halloween monster cupcake hair. Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesPlace eyes randomly on each Halloween monster cupcake and serve. Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes

How do I make the frosting look like fur?

To make the buttercream frosting look like fur, place your piping bag at a 90° angle. Squeeze out a bit of frosting and lift it directly upwards.  Continue to do this until all the cake is covered in your fur. This makes the perfect Halloween Monster Cupcake.

So easy!

Halloween Monster Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Make your Halloween extra spooky with these monster cupcakes. Perfect for a kids Halloween party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, halloween, halloween party food, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe, monster food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Violet gel food coloring
  • 4 marshmallows
  • 25-30 candy eyes
Instructions
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
  2. Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high. Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
  3. With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
  4. Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
  5. Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely (the marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”).
  6. Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!

Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes