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 and they would be great for zoo parties and birthday parties too.

If you want to up your cupcake game, try these Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting!

monkey cupcake tutorial

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how to make monkey cupcakes

Begin by gathering up your supplies. You will need your favorite cupcakes, regular size, and miniature size vanilla wafers, black candy writer or black gel, and 3/8 inch candy eyes.

monkey cupcakes tutorial supplies

Place a regular-size vanilla wafer on the bottom half of the frosted cupcake. Place a miniature vanilla wafter on each side of the cupcake at the edge. Next, add the eyes, and finally, use the candy writer to add the facial details.

monkey cupcake tutorial

It really is that simple!

how to make monkey cupcakes tutorial

In no time at all, you will have a troop of monkeys and a bunch of delighted children!

We absolutely love cupcakes at our house. I love bringing them to parties and also using them as part of the festive decorations. Here are a few of my favorite cute cupcake ideas and recipes:

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  1. 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?

  2. How many days ahead of time can I make these without the cookies getting stale before the event??? Anyone know?

  3. 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…

  4. I made these with a little variation. I used nutter butter bites for the ears.. soo cute! The kids loved them 🙂

  5. Oh my! Love! I’ve pinned these to my Fun in the Kitchen board.


  6. Very cute 🙂 I made some very similar a couple months ago.

  7. I LOVE these cupcakes! I think they are even simple enough that I can master them. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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