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How to Make Cute Monkey Cupcakes

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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make cute monkey cupcakes, you are in the right place. These cupcakes are easy easy enough to decorate that the kids can help.

monkey cupcakes with chocolate frosting, vanilla wafers and candy eyes.

Parties are always so much more fun when cute cupcakes are involved. These monkey cupcakes are perfect for all sorts of themes, think a zoo party, monkey party, Curious George party and more.

You can use any flavor cupcake you want, but we like using banana cupcakes. They go with the monkey theme and they taste great with the chocolate frosting.

Why We Created These Cupcakes

My little monkey had a birthday!  He had a monkey lovie that he needed to sleep for the longest time.

He accidentally left it at MiMi and Pops once and it caused dad to make a panicked late night run to track him down.  Then we went through a phase where it even had to go to daycare with him.

We accidentally left him there once too.  Some of the older kids hid him while Little Dude was out of the room and he came home without him.

cupcakes with chocolate frosting and nilla wafers ready to be made into monkey faces

After some tears, he finally went to sleep.  Ever since, monkey doesn’t leave the living room.  

We don’t want to risk leaving him anywhere, even upstairs apparently!

Between his love of monkey and his penchant for an occasional Curious George video (the man in the yellow hat must be the most patient soul out there, am I right?!

The first time I came home to tomatoes on the wall or 100 dozen donuts it would be the end… ok, maybe not the hundred dozen donuts part! That may be cause for celebration!

eyes added to cupcakes, starting to look like little monkey faces

I just knew we needed monkey cupcakes.  Of course we didn’t need monkey cupcakes for a pirate party, but I knew they would be just perfect for daycare.  They all know his love of monkey and who doesn’t love cupcakes?

Of course a monkey cupcakes should be full of bananas.  A little chocolate frosting never hurt a thing either.  Little Dude loved them and he said the other kids did too.

He is just the sweetest little guy!  The Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream was such a hit, I wanted to give a chocolate version a try.

Monkey cupcakes boxed up and ready to go to the party.

Not to shabby!  I made mine pretty thick so it would hold on the cookies and hold up to the trip to daycare without me having to worry about them.  

You could certainly thin it a bit by adding another little bit of sweetened condensed milk or a tablespoon of regular milk.

Ingredients For Monkey Cupcakes:

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

monkey cupcakes with chocolate frosting, vanilla wafers and candy eyes.

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make cute monkey cupcakes, you are in the right place. These cupcakes are easy easy enough to decorate that the kids can help.

Ingredients

  • 2 recipes banana cupcakes (or 24 of your favorite cupcakes)
  • 1 recipe chocolate sweetened condensed milk frosting
  • 24 large vanilla wafers
  • 48 mini vanilla wafers
  • 48 candy eyes
  • black frosting gel

Instructions

  1. Frost cupcakes with plenty of chocolate frosting.
  2. Place on large vanilla wafer for the monkey’s face.
  3. Position two minis for ears and a couple of eyes.
  4. Use the frosting to make a smile and a couple of nostrils and voila! your monkey is born!

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