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Easy Googly-Eyed Monster Cupcakes

Candy eyes are all you need to make any treat scary for Halloween. Add them to cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and even apples, and you have a ghoulish presence in an instant.

The best part about this edible Halloween craft is that you can use your favorite cupcake flavor combined with any frosting your heart desires – an idea that is so sweet, it’s scary!




Food coloring

Disposable decorating bag

Size “1M” decorating tip

Rubber band

Candy eyes

*Find the food coloring, decorating bag, decorating tip and candy eyes in the craft store. Choose any color food coloring (purple used here).


Step 1: Prepare your favorite cupcakes according to the recipe and let cool completely.

Step 2: Prepare frosting according to your favorite recipe, or, use store-bought frosting. (TIP: To thicken store-bought frosting so it’s easier to pipe, stir in confectioner’s sugar until the desired consistency is reached.) Tint the frosting your preferred color. Fit a decorating bag with the tip, fill with frosting, and close tightly with a rubber band.

Step 3: Working with one cupcake at a time, pipe a swirl of frosting on top of the cupcake and immediately attach several eyes.

TIP: You can also just spread the icing on the cupcakes with a spatula, or, use any preferred decorating tip.

More Halloween Party Ideas You’ll Love!

These monster cupcakes would look “ahh-mazing” when paired with our ideas for a monster mash Halloween party! These DIY party ideas are not only super festive but also family friendly so ghouls and goblins of all ages can join in on the fun!

Get the whole family together for a day of crafting with these kid-friendly Halloween crafts. The best part? All of these goodies are edible so you can reward yourselves with a big bite of flavor after you’re done with the crafting fun.

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