Cutest Ever Homemade Monkey Birthday Cupcakes

These Monkey Birthday Cupcakes were for my son’s first birthday party to go with a monkey cake I made. The cupcakes are made with a regular chocolate cake mix. Then I put a regular Nilla wafer for the mouth area secured with a dollop of buttercream. Then I cut a mini Nilla wafer in half and secured each half as ears to the cupcake with a dab of the buttercream.

Then it was a matter of decorating. I did the eyes with white buttercream using a #3 tip and then the same tip in black for the pupils. Then I used buttercream tinted brown (chocolate icing is a good choice for this) and used the star tip #16 to make his furry face. The mouth and nostrils were done using the black buttercream in the #3 tip. I mixed it up and made different expressions on each monkey face.

They were fun, easy and relatively fast too! Everyone at the party really liked them too!

6 thoughts on “Cutest Ever Homemade Monkey Birthday Cupcakes”

  1. Great job on the monkey cupcakes. They are too cute. I have a baby shower coming up at church and her theme is monkeys. So I’m going to do these. Thank you so much for the idea. Just wish I could see all of the faces!

  2. I too have a baby shower coming up. I’m going to use white choc. chips for the eyes and blue M&M’s for a pacifier and with a small tip, I’ll draw a smile behind the pacifier. Thanks for the idea.

  3. My son loves monkeys and I am going to try to make these. They seem simple enough, I am going to try a batch before his birthday to make sure they come out right, Then make some on his birthday. Great idea I am glad you had it and shared it THANKS

  4. Thank you so much for sharing. The monkeys are so cute. My daughter’s birthday theme this year is Monkey’s and I’m going to have so much fun making these. Thanks again!

  5. Love the cupcakes. will be doing monkey cupcakes for my grand daughters 1st birthday. Did you use
    star tip for the monkeys fur?
    GREAT JOB!

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