Mini Monster Cakes for Halloween

Hi guys!

Are you ready for Halloween? It’s only one week away now…

I love Halloween baking because you can go a little crazy and turn everything into monsters and vampires etc. I must say, not the bravest one around. At all. Put me in a house in the woods with windows overlooking the dark nothingness and you’ll find me piss my pants… So no, I don’t watch horror movies on Halloween. I will be watching Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie tho 😁

What else I love about Halloween? These Mini Monsters for instance! In normal circumstances, I’d be taking these to work to share with my coworkers. Unfortunately that’s not happening this year. Should I send them a picture of them? Or would that just be cruel… You tell me 😬

These Mini Monsters are made of 2 cupcakes stacked together and decorated with buttercream and eyes. Lots of them. Because, why not.

I must say, these Mini Monsters aren’t that easy… I would totally get it if you prefer to make a bigger cake and turn that into a monster. These things are so tiny they don’t have enough weight to stand tall. So you can’t just cover them with buttercream like a regular cake. Yes, your hands will become smootchie. Oh well… :p

What we need for 9 mini monsters

Cupcakes

  • 250 g soft, unsalted butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • cupcake wrappers
  • cupcake baking tin
  • toothpicks

Buttercream

  • 250 g soft, unsalted butter
  • 500 g powder sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • food coloring (pick any colors you like your monsters to be)
  • sprinkles
  • eyeballs
  • piping bags
  • various piping tips

How to

Mini Monster body parts

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C
  2. Mix together butter and sugar
  3. Add the eggs and mix until combines
  4. Add the flour and give it a quick mix to make sure everything is well combined
  5. Line the baking tray with cupcake wrappers
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the wrappers
  7. Bake for about 23 minutes
  8. Done? Gently push the top of the Cupcakes. If they bounce back, they’re done
  9. Let them cool completely
  10. Make pairs because you’ll need 2 cupcakes per monster

Buttercream

  1. Beat the butter with half of the powder sugar
  2. Add the other half of the powder sugar
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of milk and mix until fully combined
  4. Divide into separate bowls (depending on how many different colors you want to make)
  5. Add a little food coloring per bowl and mix well
  6. Pick your piping tips and prepare your piping bags to start assembling!

Mini Monsters

  1. Unwrap the cupcakes and stack 2 by 2 on top of each other. Use a toothpick to secure them. Careful tho: you don’t want your guests to swallow these… So either pick large tootchpicks you can remove after making the monsters or warn them 😉
  2. Cover the little stack with buttercream as if it were a cake
  3. Pipe some furr on the monsters
  4. Decorate with eyes and accessories such as sprinkles, bones, scars, … Go crazy!

These Mini Monsters are also perfect for kids Halloween parties! BOOOOOOOOOOO

Definitely taking these to Fiesta Friday where I’ll share them with my food friends! Co-host this week is Laurena from Life Diet Health.

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx

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