Monster Cakes


The whole monster birthday party theme started when I came across this cake on the internet and fell in love with it right away.  I decided it would be perfect for Owen’s second birthday because he’s not old enough to decide what he wants at yet and I’m afraid once he is, I’ll probably be stuck doing superhero birthdays from here on out with both boys.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some superheroes, but I’m hoping for a bit of variety when it comes to planning birthday parties!

I decided to make two small monster cakes for my mom and sister whose birthdays we were also going to be celebrating that day since my sister lives four hours away and we don’t get to see her often.  I made the two little monsters chocolate cake and the big monster out of funfetti cake.  Yes, I used a box mix but hey, I did make my own icing 🙂

monster cakes

  • cake board or cake stand
  • Buttercream icing
  • star tip
  • Ziploc bag
  • food coloring
  • donut holes
  • white chocolate chips or white almond bark
  • sucker sticks
  • Reeses Pieces
  • Two round cakes
Game Plan:

1. Bake two circle cakes and freeze

2.  Add food coloring to make your icing the color you want your monster.

3.  Stack the two cakes on top of each other with a layer of icing in-between.

4.  Dirty ice the cakes by covering them with a thin layer of icing all the way around.

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Dirty ice your cakes

5.  Starting at the bottom of the cake and using a star tip, create long lines of “hair” for the monster.

I just used a Ziploc bag to put my icing in and cut a corner off to fit my star tip in.

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6.  Go further up on the cake, and then continue to make strips of “hair” all around the cake.

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7. Cover the entire top of the cake with icing “hair,” you should finish up in the center of the cake.

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monster cakes

monster cakes

8.  To make the eyes for the monsters, I covered donut holes in melted white almond bark and used a Reese’s Pieces as the pupil.

You could really make these a million ways.  I found the donut holes a bit difficult because they sucker stick wouldn’t stay in the donut that well.  I think a cake pop would work much better.  In case you’re wondering, I found the sucker sticks in the cake section at Wal-Mart.  I also had trouble getting my almond bark to harden.  The Reese’s Pieces kept sliding off so I eventually stuck them in the fridge, but then they hardened too quickly and I didn’t get to put them on in time so I just used icing to stick it to the chocolate covered donut hole.  You could also just use Tootsie Pops as eyes and use icing to stick some sort of candy pupil to the center.  That would have been much easier.  Oh, and I also had trouble getting my eyes to stay put in the monsters because they were a bit heavy!

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The ingredients to make the eyes except I forgot to include the Reese's Pieces

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I used an egg carton to hold my pops up to dry

9. Create a mouth for your monster using a straight tip and candy.

I used a Laffy Taffy for a tongue and an AirHead would work great too.  Candy corn make great teeth.  I just used a straight tip and black icing to make the lines for the mouth.

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I used a Laffy Taffy for the monster's tongue

10.  Insert your eyes in last.

I would do this at the last possible minute.

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monster cakes

monster cakes

monster cakes

monster cakes

Little Owie thought his cake was pretty cool

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Dusty's cake lost an eye because the kids were all requesting eye balls to eat!

monster cake with cake pop eyes

The two little monster cakes I made for my mom and sister

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Minnie Mouse Fondant Cake

minnie mouse baby shower cake

Vintage Fondant Cake

classic bridal shower cake

Sprinkle & Skittle Cake

one year old birthday cake

Caterpillar Cake

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Polka Dot Fondant Cake

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Ice Cream Cake Roll

recipe for ice cream cake roll

Monogrammed Bridal Shower Cake

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Monster Truck Cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

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