Halloween is tomorrow! Yay! These Halloween monster cupcakes were so fun to make! I'm obsessed with them!
My friend, Angie, sent me a sampling of her new product line for Make'n Mold! Cutest things ever. The first time the DIY Sugar Eyes, I had plans for them. I'm so obsessed with being able to customize the eyes for cupcakes, cookies, whatever treats!
Before we get into the cupcakes, let's chat about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. A couple of weeks ago, I went with Curtis and our friend, Stephen.
What was I thinking? I was scared out of my mind! There were 8 haunted houses and we went through 6 of them. It was fun when I wasn't being scared. 🙂 Curtis and Stephen had a blast. Universal Orlando Resort offered us fast passes and that's the way to go. Florida in October is still pretty warm and the fast passes are well worth the price.
Our favorite was getting on some of the rides with little wait…the Mummy and the Transformers rides! And of course the Walking Dead haunted house…it was pretty neat because the haunted house takes you through season 4 of the show on AMC. And I didn't intend this but it's just so awesome that I'm talking about Walking Dead while talking about Angie's new Make'n Mold products because she's a huge fan!
All of the haunted houses were pretty amazing, the attention to detail and the props mindblowing! I wish I had more pictures to show you but you walk quickly through because you're being scared by the costumed characters in the haunted house and couldn't just stop to take a picture.
Back to the cupcakes…these DIY Sugar Eyes were so easy to draw on. You just need to be careful that you don't touch the parts you drew on because you can get some ink on your fingers and then leave fingerprints on the eyes. But it's easy to be careful and often, you will probably be putting the eyes directly on something before drawing on them.
Lots o' eyes!
Then, I dyed the frosting.
I like to fill my decorator bags using a pint glass.
Cut the bag with the coupler inside. And screw on the tip.
Add the frosting.
Now we're ready to decorate. I'm using the grass tip.
It looks like hair, grass and thin spaghetti!
Add the eyes. Aren't they so cute?
Seriously, some are scary, some are emo, some are funny and some are just plain goofy!
I can't get over these! Monster Cupcakes…you need these in your life!
Disclosure: I was hosted by Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights and Make'n Mold sent me products for the purpose of review. I only share with you things that I love and of course opinions expressed are my own!
Buttercream Dream Recipe
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 pound bag of powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 to 6 Tablespoons milk, cold
- In a stand mixer, add butters and shortening and cream together at medium speed. Add clear vanilla and mix well.
- Add powdered sugar in batches, in halves or thirds and mix well at low speeds. Be sure to cover the mixer with a clean towel to ensure the powdered sugar does not go everywhere. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
- Add milk while mixer is still on (start at a low speed), one tablespoon at a time until you reach desired thickness. In between adding, you will need to scrape down the sides. Once you have the milk mixed in, mix at medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes. For thinner icing, use more milk. For thicker icing, use less milk.
Bobbie // the vegan crew says
Oh my goodness, these are the cutest cupcakes! I’ll definitely have to file these away for next October!
These are so cute. I made an orange monster cake with cake-pop eyes a few years ago for my son’s birthday so I’m a big fan of adorable monster food.
Linda | Brunch with Joy says
How cute! Love the DIY Sugar Eyes. By any chance, do you have the frosting recipe? We went to Universal Orlando last Summer to visit Harry Potter and both parks were awesome. Love the interior and exterior details. We did go to Frankenstein and I was scared to death.
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says
OMG I love these! So adorable! my daughter would die for them.
These are so darn adorable!!
And I think I would pee my pants in a universal studios haunted experience like that!
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says
The eyes are too cute! I’ve always wondered how people make those, I didn’t realize they were draw on!
these are the cutest Julie! And I totally would have gone in the walking dead haunted house with you. So fun!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Oh my goodness! These are so fun, Julie! I am too chicken to do Halloween Horror nights! But I will happily eat a monster cupcake 🙂
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Gah! How freaking cute are you?!? Love this!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
6 haunted houses in one night! You are brave. I probably would have peed my pants in sheer terror! Glad these cupcakes are more cute than scary. I love them…and the eyes!
These are the CUTEST!!!
These cupcakes are too cute and YAY for Angie and her new line! Love it. You are way braver than me. The last time I went to HHN I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I don’t think I can go back for a very long time! 🙂
Amy @Very Culinary says