19 Oct

Fur Balls & String Monster Cupcakes

Fur Balls & String Monster Cupcakes

How adorable are these Fur Ball and String Monster cupcakes?! You could probably serve them any time of year, but they’d be really super-cute for Halloween too!

These wide-eyed little creatures are from the book What’s New, Cupcake?, which makes for a great gift idea for your favorite hostesses, moms (of all ages!), and party lovers. This book and sister book Hello, Cupcake! are actually 2 of my favorite gifts to give out. There are tons of ultra-creative designs that make even just flipping through them fun, including these Ants on a Cupake & Busy Bee creations.

Fur Balls & String Monster Cupcakes

Read on for the full recipe & details of how to make both styles of cupcake monsters!

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FUR BALL MONSTERS:

Ingredients:
- 12 vanilla cupcakes baked in orange, green, and purple paper
- 12 mini vanilla cupcakes, paper liners removed
- 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
- Neon green, orange, and purple food coloring
- 24 mini lollipops (Dum Dums), unwrapped
- 24 peach or green apple gummy rings (O’s)
- 24 brown mini candy coated chocolates (M&M’s Minis)
- 12 assorted color candy-coated chocolates (M&M’s Minis)

Directions:
1. Spoon 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting into a small ziplock bag. Divide the remaining vanilla frosting among three bowls and tint each a different color with the food coloring. Spoon each color of frosting into a separate ziplock bag, press out the excess air, and seal the bags.

2. Insert a lollipop stick through a gummy ring, pushing it through the candy from the center to outer edge. Bring the gummy ring up around the lollipop, like a bonnet, to make the eyes. Continue with the remaining gummy rings and lollipops.

3. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bags with the frostings. Pipe a dot of tinted frosting on top of the standard cupcakes. Place a mini cupcake on top, flat side down. Starting at the edge of the standard cupcake and using the tinted frosting, pipe furn with a squeeze-release-pull action. Continue until the entire exposed cupcake assembly is covered. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and colored frosting.

4. Insert 2 like-colored lollipop eyes into the top of each cupcake assembly. Pipe a dot of vanilla frosting in the center of each lollipop and add a brown candy for the pupil. Add a colored candy to the top of the frosting for the nose. Repeat with the remaining lollipop eyes and cupcakes.

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STRING MONSTER VARIATION:
Follow steps 1 and 2 above. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bags with the frosting. Pipe a dot of tinted frosting on top of the standard cupcakes. Place a mini cupcake on top, flat side down. Pipe the tinted frosting all over the cupcakes to make the string, making sure to cover cupcakes completely. Continue with step 4 above.

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24Comments

1
Jeannette R. SAYS:

How cute are these!!?!? I have “Hello Cupcake” but I haven’t bought “What’s new, cupcake?”…. I totally have to now! These would be great for my sons next bday!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

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Tiffany SAYS:

I am totally making these for my son’s class Halloween party. I LOVE THEM!!!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

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Crystal Still SAYS:

I LOVE This ! I have both books and am obsessed with making them all! So GOOD!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Mindy SAYS:

SO creative and cute, love it!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

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Tammy@Events By Tammy SAYS:

Too cute! I will have to try these with my son.

Reply October 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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Melinda@Persona Gift Pail SAYS:

These cupcakes are just adorable! FUN!!!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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Notes from Holly St. SAYS:

these are so cute and clever!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm

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Holly Hatam SAYS:

these cupcakes remind me of the sesame street characters…yip yip yip yip yip…

Reply October 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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Krista B SAYS:

I’ve made these before! They are super easy, just make sure you chill your icing a little bit before you pipe. It makes creating “peeks” or “hair” a little easier. Both books from these authors are fantastic.

Reply October 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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Stacey SAYS:

Any kid would love these little guys. Love the eyes!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

These monster cupcakes are so adorable and they look equally delicious!

Reply October 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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pink bridesmaid dresses SAYS:

These are awesome. Monster cupcakes were always my daughter’s favorite. How I wish I had this recipe when she was young.

Reply October 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

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Claudi SAYS:

Totally love these. Perfect for kids parties and much more!

Reply October 20, 2010 at 5:29 am

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Janice Jackson SAYS:

Simple and cute. This is perfect for all occasion parties and the colors are great as well. It opens a lot of possibility for design with the fur and the colors. A great combination of artistic ability and baking skills. Thanks for this great idea.

Reply October 20, 2010 at 9:22 am

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PartyMom SAYS:

These could be so cute combined with the new collection just introduced on Chickabug! Now I’m really wishing I had thrown a Halloween party this year!

Reply October 20, 2010 at 9:29 am

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