Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday! I’m so glad to have you! I have updated the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 150 designs and recipes! Be sure to check out all the cute cupcakes from last week on Cupcake Tuesday! What better way to kick off this fun filled month, than with these Slime Filled Monster Cupcakes! Along with the other Wilton goodies for the giveaway, I received these adorable Monster Fun Pix. At first glance, they just seem like the usual, ordinary cupcake picks, and even the outside of the package doesn’t give you the whole picture. But after I opened the package, the fun started! I think they are simple adorable! Can Monsters be cute and cuddly? I suppose so…they were in Monsters Inc., weren’t they? The fun face monsters are made from hard plastic and come with a set of cute stickers to make the different faces. I truly enjoyed creating these little guys! I found great bakeries near me at the website in the link provided.
I even called Doug and the boys into the room and had them create a Monster too! Just add the cupcakes and frosting and you have an adorable set of Halloween Cupcakes! The googley eyes and eye brows are on a pick and you just simply add them to the cupcake. Stay tuned to see what other quick little project you can use them on. Won’t your kiddos have a blast creating some too? After cupcakes are cooled, use an apple corer to make a hole in the center of the cupcake, being careful to cut only about 3/4 of the cupcake. Note: I used Lime gelatin because that is what I had in the pantry, but if you don’t want the lime flavor, you can use unflavored gelatin and the green coloring. Stay tuned for more Halloween Fun the rest of the month! Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! Be sure to link back so others can enjoy the cupcakes and check out the other cupcakes!
OR sprinkle the sugar over top of the frosting. Use a multi-opening pastry tip (also referred to as a grass tip or fur tip) to add colorful frosting fur to your cupcakes. It is so fun making fur. Just frost the cupcake with a little frosting, then pipe fur all over the top by squeezing the pastry bag then letting go and pulling away to create wisps of fur. You’ll notice in the video tutorial that I didn’t bother adding a layer of frosting under the frosting fur. If the fur sticks to your cupcakes then you can skip the step too. Sometimes it’s difficult to get the frosting to stick unless there is some frosting on the cupcake. Roll out the modeling chocolate and use small cookie cutters and plunger cutters to create googly eyes and silly grins for your monsters. Eyes: – When making the eyes, be sure to keep the modeling chocolate about 1/2 thick so that you can easily insert lollipop sticks.
For some of the eyes, I cut circles out of the colored modeling chocolate then simply pressed some jumbo candy eyes into the circle. Wilton has some creepy bloodshot (the blue monster) or yellow eyes (the green monster) which are great for these cupcake monsters. The other eyes on my monsters are created out of modeling chocolate. To make the modeling chocolate monster mouth, roll out black candy clay to about 1/16th inch thickness. Cut using an oval cutter for an open mouth. Cut out a circle then cut into that circle using a knife or the same round cutter to create a smiling monster cupcake. Roll out white modeling chocolate to about 1/16th inch thickness. Cut square, pointed, or rounded teeth using plunger cutters, a knife, or small metal cutters. Brush a light amount of water or clear piping gel on the pieces to use as edible glue. I love using Wilton’s Water Brush as it holds water in the pen. You can just wet the tip of the brush and brush it over the candy clay.