Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monkeying around

As you can tell, I have been neglecting my humble little cupcake blog of late.  While it does take a back seat to the puppy one, I am a little embarrassed that I haven't posted in so long.

My baking time has been limited of late; however, with the holidays around the corner, that's about to change.  For example, I'm hosting a pumpkin carving party in October, so I'll have Halloween cupcakes, other holiday treats, and party ideas to share.  I'll also link to some cool ideas I've found on the Interwebs to share the cute.  Stay tuned - I plan to give this blog some TLC in the near future (and I don't mean that I'm going to sing "Don't go chasing waterfalls").  

Anyway, today I want to share with you a cupcake from my past.  I hosted a baby shower for a friend some time ago (in my pre-blog days).  The party had a sock monkey theme, so I made some monkey cupcakes.  Check them out - cute AND tasty.

(Note: the shower was also during my pre-awesome DSLR days.  Apologies for the photo quality.)

For instructions on how to decorate your own monkey cupcakes (and for some better photos), visit Amber's Delectable Delights.

The snouts are made of vanilla wafers (which I always have on hand in case I have the spontaneous desire to whip up some banana pudding... no wonder I felt an affinity for these monkey cupcakes).  For the ears, I chose mini-Nutter Butter cookies, but as Amber notes, you can use regular Nutter Butters as well.  I used M&Ms for the eyes.  Dab on some icing, and you're good to go!

You can use any cake/frosting combo - I went with a classic yellow cake and chocolate frosting.  Happy baking!


  1. Those are really cute! I've been pondering some Halloween cupcakes myself. Not that I need to be anywhere near cake right now!

  2. Yeah, they were fun to make and fit the shower theme perfectly.

    I need to get motivated and get back to baking. :)

  3. Those are so cute and I can't believe how easy they are to put together. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower from the Mommy Club. Vicky @

  4. Vicki - They were super easy! My only word of caution is that you have to be careful about decorating them too far in advance. The cookies can get soggy, so I'd make the day of or the night before you want to serve them at the earliest.

  5. These are cute, cute cute! But I'm so disappointed you're not going to sing ;-)

  6. Hehe... although I love to sing, I don't think anyone would really want to hear it. I'm not so good. :)

  7. I have a friend who uses a sock monkey puppet as her fb picture. So I posted a link to this page on facebook and dedicated it to her. (Don't expect your hit counter to explode-- I only have 88 friends on fb.)

  8. I love that your friend uses a sock monkey puppet as her photo! Thanks for sharing it on your FB! The shower was inspired by a purple and grey sock monkey I found on Etsy. :)

  9. Too cute!



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