Purple Monster Cupcakes

These Monster Purple Cupcakes are such a cute treat and will be perfect for your Halloween bash! They’re so easy to make.  Make a tray of these little purple monsters and let the kids go nuts decorating them with various candy eyeballs. They’ll be a hit at your next bash!!!


Purple Monster Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Violet gel food coloring
  • 4 marshmallows
  • 25-30 candy eyes


  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
  2. Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high. Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
  3. With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
  4. Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
  5. Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely (the marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”).
  6. Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!