These are so easy to make a trained monkey could do it! Let's get started!
Step 1: Supplies Needed
Cake Mix (or make your own cake batter for your cupcakes)
Cupcake paper holders
Sweet chocolate chips
Mini vanilla wafters
regular vanilla wafters
Frosting (store bought or your own)
Red Food dye
Black food dye
Step 2: Bake Your Cupcakes
Step 3: Frost the Cupcakes!
I used a small spatula to put on my frosting, use whatever you are comfortable with to get a nice even layer.
Step 4: Look at Me Monkey
Take two mini vanilla wafers and place them out to either side letting the wafer hang off the monkeys head.
Take two sweet chocolate chips and put them above the mouth area. These are your eyes. You do not have to use chocolate, you might want to use white chips, maybe skittles, or a different type of candy. You could pipe on eyes as well as use fondant. Using the chips makes it easy for little fingers to help you decorate.
Step 5: All Done!
See how easy this is! My boys are ages 7, 5, and 3...they love helping me make these and can do the majority all by themselves. They love telling people they decorated the cup cakes.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to see your cupcake monkeys!