I picked up this Freaky Monster Cupcake Kit at Target today. The pictures on the front of the box looked so cute, I couldn’t resist. These turned out to be fun cupcakes to make with the kids. They love decorating the monster faces and snacking on the decorating candy while they work. It took a good hour to clean up the orange and purple frosting that was on the floor and cabinets, but it was worth it. I will say that I can’t recall ever buying a baking kit and having the baked goods turn out like the photos on the box. This was no exception, but the kids didn’t know. They’re so ugly that I love them. The cupcakes, not the kids.
Freaky Monsters Cupcakes Recipe
- 12 chocolate cupakes in Halloween baking liners
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 8 tablespoons butter room temperature
- 2 tablespoons milk
- orange and purple food color
- black gel icing
- candy eyes
- candy corn
Using an electric mixer, beat 4 tablespoons of butter on high for one 1 minute until light and fluffy.
Add 1 cup powdered sugar and one or two drops of purple food color and beat on low until combined. Add more food color, if necessary, until the color is dark. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and beat on high until reaching the desired consistency adding more milk if necessary. Repeat steps to make orange frosting.
Spread frosting on cupcakes (six purple and six oranage). Decorate with candy eyes, candy corn, and black icing.