Monster High Desserts and Recipes

Monster High Cupcakes

by mightydelighty.blogspot.com

This is what you will need….
  • Cupcakes…duh
  • 4-5 decorating bags
  • 3-4 couplers
  • Skull template (I can help you with this)
  • Wax Paper
  • Royal Icing
  • Pink, red & black GEL food coloring
  • Pink sprinkles
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Decorating tip # 1, 2 and 1M
  • Thin tipped food paintbrush (or toothpicks)
  • Time and Patience
Any supplies needed to make these cupcakes are available {HERE}

Before you start anything; baking, mixing etc. You will need a template to work from. You can create one yourself or just or you can print a copy from here ——> Skull & Bow Template.

If you want to be really brave you can try and make these in a miniature version by printing a copy of this miniature version from here ————>Miniature Skull & Bow Template

But if your not that savvy please shoot me an email at mightydelighty(at)gmail(dot)com and I will  gladly help you.

I found and downloaded a image of the skullette using Google image search. With a free graphics program I use from Serif (Page Plus) I centered it in a circle a bit larger than 2 1/2 inches in diameter, (2.69 inches to be exact.) then copy and pasted the image onto the page 5 times , printing out the final version.

Monster High skull icing template

Cover the front of the template with wax paper and tape it to the printout so it won’t move when you begin tracing them with the Royal Icing. I tend make as many as I may need to trace out, plus extra in case I mess up on a few.

Monster High skull icing template wax paper

When that is done, make your Royal Icing.  If you are not familiar with a Royal icing recipe and need a good one, you can find the recipe I use here, it’s from the amazing and awesome blog, The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle. It’s almost impossible not to get lost on her site for hours just browsing through all her magical and colorful cookies! (If your not making a lot of toppers just cut her recipe in half.)
For 24 toppers I use about 3/4 cup of white, less than 3/4 cup of black and less than a 1/4 cup of pink.

When you begin tinting the black, keep in mind that it is going to take a lot of gel color to get it black.  Pink takes a bit as well, but will darken if you add in a little red as well. The white can be enhanced to be even more white by using a white icing tint, but it is not necessary. Royal icing dries out as it is exposed to air, so cover each mixed color with a wet paper towel to prevent this.

Just a side note: Royal Icing darkens as it sits, so if you get it close to the color you wish…leave it alone for a bit and it will darken up!
After you’ve tinted your icing, fill your decorating bags. You can cap off the ends with a coupler and some saran wrap until you are ready to use each color. (Even though that is NOT what I did in this picture.)
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The consistency of the black icing should be soft but not runny. I like it a bit softer, everyone has their own preference. White and pink should be of flooding consistency. If you need help with consistencies of the Royal Icing, please again check out This Post from The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle, she has so many great tutorials that can help you with this. Once you’ve got the consistency down, get ready to start making the toppers.

With your black icing and tip #2 start outlining the shape of the skull and the outer part of the bow.

Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 1
Next fill in the eyes and nose. Do not worry about the eyelashes for now!
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 2
With the black icing, switch to a #1 tip and fill in the inner bow details.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 3
Switch back to a #2 tip and start outlining the circle around each skull.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 4
When your done, they should look like this…so cute 🙂
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 5

Now walk away for about an hour, to let them set and dry. (The longer they sit, the better they are.) If the black hasn’t fully dried, it may leach color back into the white flood color. This is usually a good time to clean up the mess made from making the royal icing and/or  to start baking your cupcakes if you haven’t already.

If your going to take the time to make these awesome little cupcake toppers, please pick out an equally awesome cupcake wrapper…it will make a difference. I love the Reynolds Stay Brite Baking cups, because they look exactly the way they do before baking!

Now that your cupcakes are made, and cooling, let’s get back to the toppers! With a #1 tip on your pink icing, fill in the bows.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 6
When they are all finished, put a #1 tip on your white icing to flood and the inner part of the skull.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 7

Be careful when you work or you will do what I did…oooops!

Monster High Skull icing outline oops
After all the skulls have been flooded with the white icing, begin flooding the outer part of the topper with the white icing, still using tip#1. (A larger tip can be used, I prefer the smaller one)
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 8
I usually like to let them set overnight to really make sure they are dry, but a few hours will suffice if that is all you have. When making them, I usually make a couple of dummy ones, that you can use to test how dry they are. When they are fully dry you can peel them from the wax paper.
Monster High skull icing outline Side View
Now this is when the eyelashes are applied. In a little bowl add a small blob of the black icing. With your food  paintbrush, gently add on the eyelashes. You may wan to practice on a piece of paper before you begin, to get the feel of it. If you don’t have a paintbrush, you can use a toothpick.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 9
Now lets, start putting all the pieces together. Fill a bowl with some pink sprinkles and set it to the side. Fill a decorating bag with vanilla frosting or whatever flavor you choose. I use a 1M tip for this, but you can use whatever tip you prefer. Start frosting a ring around the outer edge of your cupcakes.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 10
t will resemble this when you are done.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 11
I sometimes add in a bit of chocolate frosting to the middle for an extra treat,  but it is not necessary to fill the middle.  Now dip the cupcake into the pink sprinkles and gently turn it, coating the entire edge.
Monster High Skull Cupcake icing outline 12
Finally, place the topper on top of the cupcake and gently press down, try to use equal pressure so as to not to break the topper, as they are very delicate!
Monster High skull Birthday Cupcakes
Voila...your finished Monster High Cupcakes! Now pat yourself on the back, job well done!
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Monster High Cakepops

By lucks.com

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SIZE: Other (cake balls)
SKILL LEVEL: Easy

1. Fashion cake pops from cake scraps and buttercream, then shape into balls.

2. Melt a small amount of tinted chocolate. TIP: You may use dark chocolate as the base for the black-sugared cake pops; use oil-based candy colors to tint the remaining colors, or use pre-colored candy melts.

3. Dip the end of a fancy candy stick into a bit of chocolate. Insert the stick halfway into the base of each large cake ball–the melted chocolate will help the ball adhere to the stick.

Repeat this step until all cake balls are fitted with sticks. Chill pops thoroughly in the refrigerator for easy handling.

4.When pops are chilled, melt enough tinted chocolate to fill medium bowls at least halfway. Dip a ball into the melted chocolate to cover.

5. Before the chocolate sets on each, sprinkle—don’t dip—coordinated sanding sugars over the balls. TIP: Have sugars at the ready in a small bowl with a spoon.

6. When all pops are set, attach skulls to pops with a small dab of melted chocolate.

Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz

 

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