Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Okay so this week I was practicing making Monkey cupcakes for my baby's 1st birthday next month. I am having a monkey themed party for her since her nickname is chunky monkey. so since i am gonna make them instead of buying them i figured i better practice to make sure this is gonna work.

Monkey Cupcakes

1 box of banana bread mix or you can make the real stuff I am just lazy
1 jar of chocolate frosting
1 jar of butterscotch frosting or any lighter brown or creme colored frosting
1 bag of M&M's
1 tube of red gel cake decorating gel
1 box of nilla wafers

first I mixed up the banana bread mix and poured it into the cupcake pan It made 12 cupcakes. I baked it according to the box recipe.

second after I let the cupcakes cool I frosted them with the chocolate frosting.

next I frosted the bottom half with the butterscotch frosting

I then drew a a smile with the red gel

next I put the M&M's on for the eyes

I then took a tooth pick to dab chocolate frosting on the butterscotch part for the nose nostrils

last i took the nilla wafer broke them in half and added some frosting on the ends of them to add it to the monkey cupcakes as the ears. And here is how it turned out!

It was really easy. Way easier than I thought it was going to be. They turned out really cute now all i have to do is by the cupcake tower holder for her birthday. I am excited! now I just have to search for more monkey toys and clothes and shoes for her presents and make her blue and brown tutu and monkey onsie unless i can find one to buy haha!


makeetis said...

They are so cute. I may have to do that for my daughter. She's 6 but she loves monkey's. Thanks for posting this.

Felicia said...

Those are precious!! I'll have to try this with Graham!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

what adorable cupcakes!!! i need to find an occasion to give these a try :)