10/27/12

Munster Cupcakes

We made these cupcakes last week after finding the candy eyes while shopping for a fun, easy, Halloween inspired treat. Everyone loved how adorable these turned out.

Simple prepare a store bought white cake mix according to the directions on the package. Line two cupcake pans with cupcake papers and divide the cake batter evenly into the lined tins (an ice cream scooper makes this so easy).
Add 4 or 5 drops of liquid food coloring to each cupcake and use a fork or tooth pick to swirl it. Make sure you swirl it deep down so when you bite into the cupcake after it is baked you will see the pretty colors.
Bake according to the directions on the cake mix package.
Allow the cupcakes to cool.

We used two containers of store bought vanilla frosting and colored one container green and one blue using gel food coloring like the ones available from Wilton. You want to use gel food coloring instead of liquid in the frosting to prevent it from changing the consistency of the frosting.

We put the frosting in two different piping bags using medium sized tips with ridges. We gently squeezed the bag pulling up each time until the cupcake was covered in order to great a spiky, furry looking face. Then we decorated with the candy eyes that are available in many stores with a cake decorating section, but if you cannot find them you can easily use miniature marshmallows with drop of black food coloring in the center of each marshmallow.

38 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How amazing are these?!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  2. Aww these are too cute, love the colour swirl idea, I will borrow that from you, if thats okay? The decorations are lovely as well...I bet it tastes delicious!

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  3. Oh wauw, I love them! They're so cute, almost a shame to eat!

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  4. Yummy and funny cupcakes !!!
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  5. Hehe, cute :D Love them :D
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  6. I want to make these now! I like how you used food coloring in the cake.

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  7. Those are super cool and fun looking! Thanks for visiting my blog as well. You have a new follower :)

    Rosie xo
    gorgeouslyglowingmakeupblog.com

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  8. Those muffins looks amazing :D! and now I'm hungry as well!
    I'm the newest follower indeed.

    Greetings from Slovenija :)

    http://katja-throughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh my gosh haha these are too cute :O
    I have to try them out! Amazing! My family and friends are going to love them!

    Thanks so much for sharing :)
    I'm a new follower now!

    xoxo
    Alenija

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  10. omg! Those cupcakes look delicious!!!

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  11. Awww such cute cupcakes!!!!! Would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  12. Wow, really cute cupcakes.
    Makes me wanna make some :)
    So easy to make too, thanks for the recipe darling.

    ^_^
    lovelivebeauty.com

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  13. I love those, they're really cute!
    Dropping by from the blog hop. :)

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  14. thank's for your comment on my blog!
    I love your cupcakes, I going to do the same;)
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  15. Hello dear!
    thanks for your comment on my blog. you have a new follower, follow me back?

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  16. Oh wow they are sooo cute!
    x
    bellambeauty.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my god this is beyond!!! Such an inventive way to make cupcakes!!! I really liked that colourblending part inside the cupcakes and of course the eyes on them!!! /Azure

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  18. These turned out great! Nice job with the frosting & the eyes are a cute touch.

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  19. what an adorable DIY! :) these are too cute; and they came out gorgeous.
    whenever i try to bake cute little things like this, they always turn out so terrible!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  20. too cute, i will have to try those food coloring swirls!!

    [oomph.]

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  21. So nice and adorable and /I'm sure) so delicious!
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  22. They look sooo cute and soo yummy! love the food colouring tip for the cake!

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  23. Those look amazing! Love them! xx

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  24. These are simply adorable! Must be yummy too :)

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  25. Oh gosh these look so amazing, totally remind me of being a kid too! x

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  26. oh they look great. i love the addition of food color swirls

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  27. Wow, those look incredible and super delicious! Very nice job! :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  28. Yum, they look sinfully delicious - and scary ;) Cute !

    By the way, grabbing your button ! ^^ We've been corresponding for such a long time so I thought I'd definitely need to add you to my sidebar ♥

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  29. SOO CUTE! I'm all about doctoring up store bought cake mix!! I love the monster eyes - saw those at the store and I really think you used them well!! adorable!

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