my internet kept going out last night, but i'm happy to back tonight with more cake! actually, today's post is mostly about a cupcake party activity - monster cakes. but first, the birthday girl needed to have a candle cake, so i made a mini 6 inch round monster cake with candle hair. sure, you could put a candle in one of the cupcakes, but if you have enough batter, a mini cake just for candles is a fun bonus!
for the cupcake activity, i prepared the cupcakes and icing, purchased a variety of fun candies, and printed some examples. this was a halloween themed birthday, so we chose orange, purple, and green for our monster icing, which i divided into pastry bags and tied closed. when it was time to decorate the cupcakes at the party, i snipped off the points and squeezed each guest's choice on their cupcake for them to spread and stick candy into to create faces. kids playing with icing and candy - of course it was a hit! and before you think you have to wait until next year to make monster cakes, maybe you should consider a monsters, inc. movie party or read go away, big green monster! by ed emberly to your child's class and create cupcakes afterwards. you could even incorporate them into a candy themed birthday. monsters are definitely not just for halloween!