Mummys, and Monsters and Spiders, Oh My! Cupcakes

Recipe by momaphet
READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    cupcakes, baked
  • 4
    cups buttercream frosting (The frosting amout is approximate always be prepared to make more, See note below)
  • food coloring, gel type prefered
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DIRECTIONS

  • Seperate your frosting, and color as desired, place a damp paper towel over your bowls of frosting, this keeps a crust from forming which can clog your decorating tips.
  • MONSTER CUPCAKES - let your imagination run wild!
  • Runts.
  • Licorice Candy.
  • Sour Strips.
  • Assorted Colored frosting Frosting.
  • For fur/ skin fill a cone with frosting and tip of choice for the type of fur you want (see intro for #'s) - I used : green monster - star tip , white monster - round tip , teal blue - leaf tip , bright blue - grass tip . For the white fangs on the green monster I used the round tip squeezed a little frosting then pulled away to make the fang.
  • Top with candies for eyes, tounges, fangs etc.
  • WORMS CUPCAKES.
  • Gummy Worms.
  • Chocolate wafer cookies.
  • Frost the cupcake ( I added cocoa to my butter cream just for these to start with a brown base). Crush a couple of Oreos, or other cookies without the cream, for the dirt, insert the worms, then added grass around the edges (Tip # 233) and a couple of flowers. I found it hard to get some of worms in whole, so cut them down before inserting. Another fun addition is to create tombstones or ghosts with vanilla finger cookies.
  • MUMMY CUPCAKES.
  • Use a touch of frosting to put your mini M & M eyes in place.
  • Use Tip 47 (ridges down) to create bands of white frosting for the mummy wraps, overlap and curve them a bit - mummy's aren't flat or symetrical. Leave a tiny gap for a smile. Once frosted I used a dot of black gel food color for the pupils on the eyes.
  • SPIDER CUPCAKES.
  • Chow Mein Noodles.
  • Chocolate, Melted with a little shortening.
  • Mini M & M's.
  • Black gel, melted chocolate or black food coloring (for the spider's web.
  • Black edible glitter.
  • Dip small clusters of the noodles in chocolate - a fork helps, place on waxed paper, dip individual legs and poke into the cluster; add red m&m eyes. Make ahead and let them completely firm - you may need to pop them into the fridge. Make extras in case of breakage.
  • Frost the cupcakes white, then to create the web, using black gel frosting from the store, or a small cone with melted chocolate (I dipped a tooth pick into my black gel food coloring) starting from the center make three thin concentric circles on top of the cupcake; take a thin knife or tooth pick and starting from the center to the outer edge drag throught the circles spacing the drags aobut 1/3" - 1/2" apart. (You could also use chocolate icing and pipe with white glaze) . Sprinkle black edible glitter around the edges. Top the web with your chocolate chow mein spider. If any legs fall off, a little dab of melted chocolate will glue them back into place.
  • NOTE:
  • A little egg white or egg white powder added to your frosting can give it a little extra firmness to hold piped shapes better.
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