These adorable cupcakes are great for any monkey themed birthday party.
This is my second time to make them.
When the twins turned one, we had a monkey party.
Then this year when Matthew turned two, we had a monkey party.
You can make them too and they are certainly a crowd pleaser for kids and adults.
Here is what you will need:
- 24 baked cupcakes (make our favorite cupcake recipe)
- 1 batch of chocolate buttercream icing
- 1 box of Nilla wafers
- 1 box of mini-Nilla wafers
- brown m&m’s
- icing spreader
- 1 cup of white buttercream icing (here is our favorite recipe)
- red icing dye
- black icing dye
- 2 icing bags- one for piping black icing and one for red
- icing tip- one with a small opening like what you would use for writing on a cake ( you can omit the last five ingredients if you choose to purchase already made red and black colored icing tubes)
How to Assemble:
Let your baked cupcakes cool 100%.
Apply a nice layer of chocolate buttercream icing to each cupcake using a spreader.
Next, cut your Nilla wafers in half using a sharp knife.
Do this to the mini wafers as well.
Add the large Nilla wafer half to the lower section of the cupcake, as illustrated below. This will serve as the monkeys mouth area.
Add two brown m&m’s to each cupcake to represent the eyes. (m&m emblem face-down)
Add the mini Nilla wafer halves to represent the monkey’s ears.
Now it is time to add the red mouth and the black nostrils for the nose.
You could use the tubed color gels that you can buy on the cake aisle at your grocery store. It would be easier than making your own icing, but I do not like it.
Make your white buttercream icing.
Take about half a cup of the icing and add red icing dye to it. Put it in your icing bag with the small writing tip.
Pipe red little mouths on the large Nilla wafer.
Take another half a cup of icing and add black icing dye to it.
Put it in a clean icing bag with the small writing tip and make nostrils on the large wafer cookie as illustrated below.
I also like to add black dots to the m&m’s for some eye detail, but it is not a must.
And you’re done!
How rockin’ are those?!
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