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Halloween Monster Cupcakes

These fuzzy monster cupcakes are fun for the whole family to make this Halloween. With striking coloured buttercream and facial features, they will be a hit at any party.

12 cupcakes

Easy 60 Minutes



For the recipe Halloween Monster Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases , (12)
125 g Margarine , (4 1/2 oz, softened)
125 g Caster Sugar , (4 1/2 oz)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract , (1 tsp)
Large Eggs , (2, beaten)
175 g Self-Raising Flour , (6 oz)

To decorate:

75 g Unsalted Butter , (3 oz, softened)
150 g Icing Sugar , (5 oz + extra for dusting)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract , (1 tsp)
Dr. Oetker Neon Orange Gel Food Colour
Dr. Oetker Lime Green Gel Food Colour
Dr. Oetker Ultra Violet Gel Food Colour
115 g Dr. Oetker Ready Rolled Regal-Ice White Icing , ( 4 oz)
40 g Liquorice , (1 1/2 oz, Black)




Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven, 350°F, gas mark 4). Put the Muffin Cases in 12 cupcake or muffin tins. Put the margarine in a bowl with the caster sugar, eggs and Vanilla Extract. Sift the flour on top. Using an electric whisk, gently mix the ingredients together until well blended.


Divide the mixture equally between the Muffin Cases. Smooth the tops and bake for about 20 minutes until risen, and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


To decorate, put the butter in a bowl and beat until smooth. Gradually sieve and mix in the icing sugar to make a smooth, creamy icing. Stir in the Vanilla Extract. Divide into 3 equal portions and colour each with 2.5g (2.5ml/1/2 tsp) of a different Colour Gel, and mix well.


Spoon the icing into 3 uncut small piping bags or small, clean, sturdy plastic food bags. Snip a tiny corner from the bags. Working on one colour at a time, pipe thin strands of icing, in short lines, back and forth, working your way round the top of the cake, from the centre to the edge. Continue piping strands on top, in layers, to build up a “hairy” look.


When all the cakes are iced, knead the Regal Ice to soften it and then form into various sized eye shapes and teeth – use a little icing sugar to stop the icing sticking. Cut up small pieces of liquorice and push into the eye balls, and use some for open mouths, nostrils and eye brows. Arrange all the pieces on top of the cakes to make monster faces. Your cakes are now ready to serve, scare and enjoy!

Nutritional Information For the recipe Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Per serving Per 100g/ ml
Energy 209kJ
Fat 0.7g 0.9g
Carbohydrate 11g 15g
Protein 0.1g 0.1g