Wilton Green Monster Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Green Monster Cupcakes

A mysterious mix has caused these green monsters to rise from their muffin pan coffins. Luckily, we’ve discovered that a well-placed candy knife quickly transforms these frightening fiends into delicious Halloween treats.

Before you serve these to your ghouls -- ahem, guests -- post a pic: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make the cupcakes. Prepare batter following the recipe directions, bake in the baking cups, and then cool. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 2
    To ice the cupcakes, start by preparing the buttercream icing according to the recipe directions. Tint a small portion of the icing Black; tint the remainder Green (Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for Green shown. Use a spatula and Green icing to ice the top of the cupcakes smooth.
  • 3
    For each cupcake, cut 18 pieces of shoestring licorice, each one 2" long. Insert the pieces into the top of the cupcakes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag, and Black icing to pipe eye line and to outline and fill in the mouth. Pat the mouth smooth with your finger, dipped in cornstarch. Use the Black icing to attach candy eyeballs onto the cupcakes. Lastly, insert the knife icing decorations into the cupcakes as shown.
    Makes about 12 cupcakes. Each serves one.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton's Icing Colors in Black, Leaf Green & Lemon Yellow, Royal Icing Decorations Knife & Large Candy Eyeballs
  • •Your Favorite Cupcake & Buttercream Icing Recipes & Shoestring Licorice
  • •Performance Pans Standard Muffin Man 12 pc., Standard Size Baking Cups of Your Choice, 10" x 16" Cooling Grid, 9" Straight Spatula, 12" Disposable Decorating Bags, Decorating Tip No. 3, Food-Safe Scissors & Plastic Ruler