Friday, September 7, 2012

Monster High Skullette Cupcakes

I know that I have been MIA.  I am working full time and also doing an internship for an additional 21 hours a week and taking a class at VCU.  I have no time for baking much less blogging.  The bright side...I graduate December 8th!  I haven't had a cupcake since the summer semester started and it seriously depresses me. 

I made these cupcakes a couple of months ago, but have had no time to share them with you guys.  Finally, here they are!

I received two invitations for birthday parties for little girls turning five around the same time.  Both were having Monster High Birthday parties.  I have to admit, I had no freaking clue what the hell Monster High was.  For those of you who do not know them, meet the Monster High girls...

My friend Ashley asked if I would make Monster High cupcakes for her daugther's birthday and sent me a link to Mighty Morgan's blog over at Mighty Delighty.  I was flattered..but SERIOUSLY doubting my ability to make these cupcakes.  Ashley served as my little cheerleader making statements like "I know you can do them" and "you're the best".    How could I say no to that???  Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE!

I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into!  These were very time consuming and hard to make but I understand Makenna really enjoyed them!  And Oh.Em.Gee how cute are these?!?!  I really tested my abilities with these!  Check em out!

Ok, so I know they are not perfect but still cute thought right?

Here's what you'll need:

Cupcakes (check out other posts to choose a recipe and use black liners)
White Icing (This is a yummy icing that would be perfect!)
Royal Icing (Royal Icing)
Pink sprinkles
Wax paper
Piping bags
Hot pink and black food coloring gel
Small decorating tips
Thin paintbrush or toothpick
Skull Template

How to:

1. Tape template to a cutting board or sturdy movable surface and cover with wax paper.  Tape the wax paper down so that it does not move

2. Separate the royal icing to color it (3/4 c. white, 3/4 c. black, 1/4 c. pink).  You will have to add a lot of hot pink and black gel to the icing to get it the right color. (Keep icing covered until use because royal icing will dry out)

3. Add the icing to the piping bags

4. Begin to outline the skull and outer circle with the black icing (#2 tip), then outline with inside of the bow and fill in the eyes and nose ( #1 tip)

5. Wait for the black icing to harden and use the pink icing to fill in the bows (#1 tip)

6. Use white icing to fill in the inner part of the skull

7. Fill in the outer part of the skull with white icing (I found it was very hard to fill in without smearing the color until I waited for the icing to dry.)

8. Paint on the eye lashes with a fine brush or toothpick

9. When the icing is completely dry, you can remove the skullettes off of the wax paper

10. Before placing the skullette toppers on the cupcakes, roll the iced cupcakes in pink sprinkles

11. Place the toppers carefully on the cupcakes

12. ENJOY!!!

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