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Monkey Cupcake Tutorial

Posted by  ·  May 21, 2013  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2013

These monkey cupcakes would be the star of any party! The best part is they are super simple to make! I made them for Bella’s school for a little party for her teacher who loves monkeys!
monkey cupcake tutorial

You will need your favorite cupcakes, regular size and miniature size vanilla wafers, black candy writer and 3/8 inch candy eyes.

monkey cupcakes tutorial supplies

Place regular size vanilla wafer on bottom half of frosted cupcake. The place a miniture vanilla wafter on each side of the cupake at the edge. Add eyes. Use the candy writer to add the facial details.

monkey cupcake tutorial

It is that simple!

how to make monkey cupcakes tutorial

In no time at all you will have a troop of monkeys!


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  1. Trinh
    Friday, August 19th, 2016
    Amazing! Can I use this decoration idea for my son's birthday? He is of monkey age. Much thanks.
  2. Chrissy
    Thursday, June 25th, 2015
    How many days ahead of time can I make these without the cookies getting stale before the event??? Anyone know?
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      I do think the cookies might get soft. Could you make and frost the cupcakes ahead and then add the cookies the day of your event?
  3. Madi
    Sunday, March 8th, 2015
    love this idea! Thank u!
  4. Nicole haley
    Thursday, October 17th, 2013
    Hi there these are super cute..I am looking to make these in the next week...however I haven't looked yet but in canada unsure if we have the nila mini for the ears...any other ideas for the ears??? I have seen people use the graham flavour fishy crackers...
  5. Saturday, September 28th, 2013
    I made these with a little variation. I used nutter butter bites for the ears.. soo cute! The kids loved them :)
  6. Thursday, June 20th, 2013
    These are so cute and look delicious! I bet kids will go bananas if you pair it with a Chunky Monkey Milkshake! This recipe is one of my all-time favourites... mmmm... monkey treats!
  7. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Oh my! Love! I've pinned these to my Fun in the Kitchen board.

  8. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Awww, these guys are SO cute!
  9. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Love how simple these are...so cute!:)
  10. Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
    These are SO cute!
  11. Sunday, May 26th, 2013
    These are toooo cute and so simple!!! Thank you for sharing!
  12. maryanne
    Saturday, May 25th, 2013
    not only super easy but also super adorable...thanks for the great idea
  13. Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
    Very cute :) I made some very similar a couple months ago.
  14. Mary Beth
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
    I LOVE these cupcakes! I think they are even simple enough that I can master them. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
  15. virginia h
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
    These monkeys look too cute. I can almost hear them chattering.