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Monkey Munchie Cupcakes

This cute little chimp comes to life with easy-melting Candy Melts®! Ice cupcake smooth; attach easy-to-make candy plaque muzzle and ears. The Monkey Munchie Cupcakes are more fun than a barrel of monkeys.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Bake cupcakes in White Standard Baking Cups and cool completely on Cooling Grid.

Step 2

Prepare Chocolate Buttercream Icing recipe and ice cupcakes smooth with chocolate icing using Spatula.

Step 3

Melt White Candy Melts according to package directions. Tint small amounts of melted Candy Melts light pink and black using Garden Candy Color Set.

Step 4

For face, cover Monkey Upper and Lower Face pattern with a sheet of Non-Stick Parchment Paper. Melt Light Cocoa Candy Melts according to package directions and combine with a small amount of melted White Candy Melts for tan shade. Fill Disposable Decorating Bag with tan melted candy. Outline and fill in pattern; refrigerate until set.

Step 5

For eyes, pipe white melted Candy Melts on Upper Face; refrigerate until set. Add pupils with black melted candy and return to refrigerator until set.

Step 6

For nose and mouth, pipe black melted candy onto Lower Face. Pipe cheeks with pink melted candy. Refrigerate until set.

Step 7

Carefully peel upper face and lower face off parchment paper. Position upper face on cupcake; slightly overlap lower face piece. For ears, insert 2 Cocoa Candy Melts half-way into top of cupcake.