How would you like to take some amazingly easy and fun cupcakes to your next function? There look adorable and taste amazing! A huge hit with children and adults. Great for Mother's day, Father's Day, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties or just for fun!
These are so easy to make a trained monkey could do it! Let's get started!
Step 1: Supplies Needed
To create these cupcakes you will need the following supplies:
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
First you will need to bake your cupcakes.
Step 3: Frost the Cupcakes!
Once your cupcakes are cooled you will need to frost the cupcakes. Depending on the color of your monkey you may have to mix a color. For a brown monkey chocolate frosting works wonders, if you want it darker, add a little bit of black food dye to the chocolate frosting. Do not feel limited to natures color pallet! You can easily make purple, blue, white, pink, orange, and the list can go on and on!
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 a large vanilla wafer and put it on the bottom of the cup cake. This is the monkeys mouth area.
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!
For the last step pipe on a smile, you can buy the little tubes of gel frosting in your baking ale if you are not skilled with a cake decorating bag or do not own one.
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!