Thursday, May 19, 2016

Summer School Monster Themed Cupcakes

Monster Cupcakes for Monstrously Good Students! 
Update: 5/20/16
The students loved the cupcakes. In fact the consensus among the 4th/5th graders is that I should bake for a living. However, they also thought the cupcakes looked more like Patrick on Sponge Bob Square Pants, or a regular starfish. Then, we watched the movie,"Home" and decided the Blob candy looked just like the Gorg commander without his space suit on. 

I subbed for the first four days of summer school.
The classroom theme was monsters. The students worked well and completed all of their work for me. I decided to make Monster cupcakes as a treat for Friday Movie Morning.

  • These incredibly easy monster cupcakes start with a box of cake mix. I used confetti cake mix.
  • Following the package directions on the box of cake mix, bake two dozen cupcakes and cool.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, either make green butter cream frosting, or use purchased frosting and tint it green. 

Russian decorating tip used to create the spiky green puffs.
  • Create puffy spikes with the Russian decorating tip shown above.
  •  I started with a puff of frosting in the center of the cupcake. Then, I filled in around  the center puff for a total of about seven spiked puffs as shown in the picture below.

Spiky puffs of frosting decorate confetti cupcakes
  • If desired, sprinkle clear sanding sugar on each cupcake before placing the piece of Blob candy in place. I bought the Blob candy at our local Dollar General Store.
Frosted confetti cupcakes that have been sprinkled with clear sanding sugar, awaiting a piece of Blob candy as a cupcake topper.