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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monkeying Around and A Giveaway Reminder!


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Every Wednesday night the hubby and I have dinner @ the in-laws house with his Sister and her family.

I came across a cute idea of monkey cupcakes last month (I cannot for the life of me remember what blog it was)... I've been dying to make them ever since! So I did!

They are really easy to make and look adorable!  Just make your cupcakes like the box tells you and be sure to get chocolate icing.

While the cupcakes were baking I went ahead and cut up the vanilla wafers for the face and ears. 

For the face, you use 3/4 of a regular size vanilla wafer.  I used a serrated knife to kind of 'saw' off the 1/4 I didn't need.

Then I placed all the faces on wax paper and applied the mouth with red icing.

I used four different faces.  I love them!  Then I made two little dots above the mouth for the nose using black icing.  Here they are laid out with the faces on the right, and the ears on the left. 

The ears are mini vanilla wafers cut in 1/2.  Again, I cut them in a saw-like motion with a serrated knife.

After your cupcakes cool down ice those bad boys up!

After I frosted the cupcakes I started to build the face.  First I pressed the 'face' vanilla wafer in the bottom on the cupcake, then put the two 'ears' above and just next the face.  It helps if you push them into the cupcake... they look better and stick better!  Two dots for the eyes and you're done!

This shows the variety of faces.

These weren't really expensive to make, but because you had to buy the special colored icing and the two types of vailla wafers it added up.  It was roughly $13 to make 2 dozen.  But man they were cute and delicious!


Cupcake Month!


  1. OMG that is too freakin cute! And they look delicious!! Why can't cupcakes be mailed?? I want some!

  2. those are awesome!!! my kiddos would love those!

  3. So those are the monkeys you were telling me about, very cute! I'll have to make those for sure.

  4. This cupcakes are so cute, it cracks me up! Thank you for the tutorial, I'd love making them with my grandgirls!

  5. These are sooo cute!! How clever!

  6. Super Cute! I made these once FUN!!

  7. hehe these are cheeky cute! Scarlett x

  8. These cupcakes are ADORABLE! Makes me want to change my son's party theme just so I can make these :)
    New friend from

  9. so sweet! perfect for a sock monkey birthay party or baby shower!

    I am having a bog giveaway. $30 store credit to get a super hero cape from pip and Bean! Check it out!

  10. Are you kidding me? These are so cute. My husband is going to die-- our daughter's first birthday is in a week and he's been trying to force sock monkeys on her since her birth! He's going to flip. Also, I'm hosting a sweet treats party this weekend and i would LOVE for you to link these up!! Hope to see you there :)

  11. Very cute!! I love the different facial expressions! I would be honored if you would stop by my Commercial Break Thursday party and link these up!


  12. these are adorable! this is great idea for kids to help with.

  13. So cute!

    p.s. Found you at Shabby Nest!

  14. how fun! I love it :)
    I've featured these on my post today:

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jill from 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!'

  15. Ok, those are seriously ADORABLE!! So clever and simple! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday Katie!

  16. ADORABLE, thanks for giving us the directions.

  17. Soo sweet Katie!! They are just adorable!! Thanks for sharing the how to on them and for sharing at my party :)

  18. Those cupcakes are just tooooo cute! Thanks for showing how you did it. Looks easy enough to try.

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  19. Hey Katie!
    I highlighted this project on my blog today with a permalink. Take a look...


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