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Scary Monster Cupcakes

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Cake mix, colorful frosting and candy eyeballs make these Scary Monster Cupcakes the perfect Halloween treat. Serve up a batch at your next October gathering or bring a platterful of monster-themed cupcakes to your little one's class party. Need some help in the kitchen? Enlist the kids! They'll love decorating these spooky treats.
Updated Aug 18, 2022
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Divide frosting into five separate small bowls. Stir 1 teaspoon desired color gel food color into each bowl. Spoon each color frosting into separate decorating bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe frosting on cupcakes to look like monster’s fur.
  • 3
    Decorate each cupcake as desired using candy eyeballs and decorating gel.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use a small star decorating tip to create "hair" on these cute monster cupcakes.
  • tip 2
    If you only have one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to bake time.
  • tip 3
    Candy eyeballs can usually be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store or at a craft store.


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