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Purple Monster Cupcakes Recipe


Purple Monster Cupcakes with hairy purple buttercream icing and candy eyes are a must-make! Chocolate cupcakes are covered in delicious purple icing, that is made to look like hair that will be the star of any party!
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Servings: 12
Author: Kelly R


  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Violet gel food coloring
  • 4 marshmallows
  • 25-30 candy eyes


  • Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
  • Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high. Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
  • With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
  • Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
  • Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely (the marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”).
  • Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!
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