Aren’t these the cutest Love Monsters you’ve ever seen?
Valentine’s Day isn’t always about flowers and fairies. I love the fun side of Valentine’s Day too. That’s why these Love Monster Cupcakes are one of my favorite sweet treats. They are sure to be the life of the party! Make them with your kids today!
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Makes 22 cupcakes
- 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 C (1 stick) of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
- 1 C whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 22 brown M&M’s
- 22 square marshmallows
- 1 small fondant circle cutter
- 1 package of mustaches
- 1 container of Red fondant
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 Mini heart cookie cutter
- Cupcake liners
- Cupcake pan
- 1 tube of chocolate frosting
- 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a number 4 tip
- 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a Wilton grass tip
Directions for cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 and line the cupcake pan with the liners.
Using a hand mixer, beat together the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
Pull out and place on the side to cool.
Heart Ears Directions
Sprinkle the 1/2 C of powdered sugar and roll the red fondant out to 1/8th inch thick.
Cut out 44 hearts for the “Ears”.
Set aside to dry.
Using the circle cookie cutter, cut out 22 rounds from the marshmallows for the eyes.
Pipe a dollop of chocolate frosting onto the center of the marshmallow.
Place a M&M onto the frosting.
- 1 C unsalted
- 3 C powder sugar
- 3 – 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
- Pink gel food coloring
In a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, vanilla, and the heavy whipping cream.
Mix on medium speed until stiff and creamy.
If you still see powdery pebbles, add in 2 more tbsp heavy whipping cream.
Continue to mix until stiff and creamy.
Beat in a few drops of pink food coloring and mix until fully combined and the frosting is a dark pink color.
Scoop some frosting into both piping bags.
Pipe squiggly lines all over the top of the cupcake.
Place an “eye” in the center of the frosting.
Place a mustache into the lower center of the frosting.
Place two red hearts into the top sides of the frosting for the ears. You’re done!
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