Lil’ Monsters

Monster Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

Can the words monster and adorable coexist in the same sentence?

They most certainly can!

And once you transform ordinary cupcakes into furry little monstrosities of adorableness…

There’s a pretty good chance you’ll find yourself in complete agreement!

Monster Cupcakes

  • 12 mini-cupcakes (undecorated)
  • 16oz. can vanilla frosting
  • 2c. shredded coconut
  • Red, yellow, and green food coloring
  • Resealable sandwich bags
  • Spice drops (candy aisle)
  • Edible eyes (Michael’s)
  • 1/4c. white chocolate chips
  • Colored toothpicks

To create monster eyes, melt white chocolate chips and use a tiny amount to adhere edible eyeballs to spice drops.  After the chocolate sets, insert a matching toothpick into spice drops and set aside.

For fur, place 1/2c. shredded coconut into four separate sandwich-size zipper bags.  Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to one bag, yellow to the second, red to the next, and a combination of red and yellow to the last.  Seal bags and shake vigorously.  Pour into four shallow bowls.

Divide frosting evenly among four ramekins or small bowls.  With food coloring, tint frosting to match the green, yellow, red, and orange coconut.   Transfer each color of frosting to its own resealable sandwich bag.  Seal plastic bags and snip one corner with clean kitchen shears. 

Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.  Holding the bottom of each cupcake, gently roll wet frosting in the corresponding color of coconut.  Pile additional coconut on top and pack lightly with your fingertips for a furry effect.

Finally, place googly-eyed picks atop iced cupcakes.

*This is a great family-friendly project… my kids really enjoyed assembling their very own monstrous creations!

Hollie

74 responses to Lil’ Monsters

  1. So amazingly adorable!!! I just shared your link on my facebook page!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164
    I love how you make the eyes! I need to go to Michaels!

  2. amy says:

    Haha! Those are ridiculously cute! My little guy would flip out…he loooves monsters! I’d be thrilled if you’d share them here:
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-craft-challenge-5-kids-craft-or.html

  3. Jill says:

    They are cute and adorable! Love the coloured coconut!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  4. Sue says:

    Adorable monsters? YES!!!

  5. malia says:

    girl how do you come up with these amazing projects? incredible!

  6. Karin says:

    Amazing! These are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jaymie says:

    Very cute! My kids would love these.

  8. I love these cupcakes! They seem pretty easy to make. Thank you so much.

  9. I love these..so cute and not scary but perfect for halloween!!

  10. ashley says:

    o my goodness these are sOO darling~ i love them:) thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Christina says:

    Love these little monsters!

  12. Kirsten says:

    These are awesome! Thanks so much for linking up on {Not So} Tough Tuesdays on One Tough Mother!

  13. All Artful says:

    These are really cute cupcakes.

  14. Sheryl says:

    I Love your recipe! These are so cute! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    Thanks
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

  15. Stephanie says:

    These are so cute, my kids would love them.

  16. Janet says:

    These are so adorable, how fun!

  17. Jen says:

    I love these little monster cupcakes! So cute!

  18. Jacqueline says:

    Love the furry little devils. They are just adorable and I would love to bite their heads off (no offense guys). I had better save this one so that the kiddies can have fun making them.

  19. Roslyn says:

    Your cakes are so amazing! I love these monsters. I am just waiting for any excuse to make some – we don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Australia but I might make an exception for these! :)

  20. Christina says:

    You have the most amazing ideas! I love these monster cupcakes. I was admiring a large monster cake recently but I didn’t want to make a huge cake just to have it sitting around for days, but these mini cupcakes would be just perfect for a snack and super easy!
    Thanks for linking them up!
    Christina
    http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com

  21. These are sooo cute and super easy. They would look great at Halloween themed parties! Thank you for sharing.

  22. Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers says:

    These are the cutest little monsters I’ve ever seen! This is such a great idea, especially to do with the kids because they can create their own monsters.

    Thanks for linking this up to my Monster Mash Bash!!!

  23. Jessica says:

    Those are adorable – and I love coconut on cupcakes. Double bonus!

  24. We love these cupcakes…so adorable! We just had to share them today on our Fun Finds Friday. Feel free to grab a Featured button!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/10/fun-finds-friday_14.html

  25. Holly L says:

    These are adorable without being overly complicated..so cute!

  26. Holly L says:

    Oh yeah…I shared them on FB! Too cute not to share.

  27. Peggy Banks says:

    I would love it if you would link this to my link party, and any others you may have. Thanks, It just started :)
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-got-weekly-linky-party.html

  28. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie
    Your LIl’ Monsters are just adorable! I want one of each please. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. Absolutely! These ARE adorable monsters!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays today Hollie!!!

  30. Hollie, you are right… they are adorable little monsters! I need to buy some of those candy eyes. There are so many ways to use them, and these cupcakes are great!

    Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday! : ) Have a nice weekend!

  31. Robin says:

    I love these cupcakes! Great idea!

  32. kelly says:

    my boys would love these.

  33. These are fabulous cupcakes! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing this at my What’s In The Gunny Sack? link party!

  34. Amy T says:

    These are really adorable. :) Nothing describe them better than adorable monsters (hm…why am I thinking of my kids all of a sudden? LOL). Have a great weekend.

    Amy

  35. Just wanted to let you know that I featured these cupcakes today! Come check it out and grab a button!

    http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/10/what-in-gunny-sack-features_15.html

  36. Oh, wow, those are so very cute! How very creative, and they look yummy, too!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

  37. ShonEjai says:

    Wow! These are cupcakes?! Amazing!

  38. Jill says:

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured these on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 71
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  39. I featured these on this week’s edition of Makin’ You Crave Monday, so when you get a chance – come check it out & I’d love to have you link up again this week!

  40. Marji Roy says:

    Can’t wait for my Grandson’s birthday. These are perfect!

  41. Beth says:

    Those are SOOOOO cute! LOVE IT! I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

  42. Coley says:

    How cute are these!?!? LOVE them!

  43. Marie says:

    These are darling! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  45. Mindie says:

    featuring on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time :)

  46. Adorable monsters? You bet! You nailed it. Add “delicious” to that as well. Thank you for sharing your whimsical and wonderful treats at Rook No. 17!

    I’m spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today.

    Jenn

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  48. You’ve been featured at my weekly link party – Hookin Up with HoH!

    Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you’d like. :)

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  49. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up on Whisking Wednesday last week. I featured this recipe, this week. It is absolutely adorable! Hope you’ll pop back over this week and link up another few recipes!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/10/whisking-wednesdays-22.html

  50. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  51. Kristel T.M. says:

    Those are way too cute! I might have to find some time to make those monsters.

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  53. Melissa says:

    Oh my, they are absolutely fantastic! I know some little monsters who would love these.

  54. love these & shared on FB this week! Thank you so much for linking to last week’s Sunday Showcase! can’t wait to see you share some more ideas on this week’s linky – now open!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

  55. I love these, I’m featuring them on my blog tomorrow. http://www.trilogyedibles.com

  56. Amanda says:

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/cupcake-monsters/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  57. Gosh these lil monsters just make me smile. I can just imagine showing up to a kids Halloween party with these – I’d be a superstar Mom :) Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    - Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

  58. love the monster eyes!

    Thanks for linking this up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS! :)

  59. These are absolutely adorable. I just found your site, it is so much fun!

  60. Beth says:

    I featured this way too cute cupcakes this past week at Living Life Intentionally Linky Party #2. I look forward to see what else you link up! I just created a featured button, if you would like it :

  61. These would be such a hit with kids!

    I would love for you to link this to my Halloween Traditions Link Up!

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  63. I bought 4 packs of different coloured coconut while I was away a few weeks ago. I finally figured there was no way I was going to get around to using them and gave them to a friend this morning. I’m wishing I hadn’t now!

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  65. These are so fun! Thanks, for linking them up today to the Crafty Showcase! We are featuring you on our Facebook & Twitter pages including our non for profit kid page- crafters 4 kids. https://www.facebook.com/Crafters4Kids

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/09/01/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-17/#

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