Easy Monster Cake
Quick, easy, furry monster cake tutorial and recipe, homemade with simple ingredients and decorated in orange frosting. Great for Halloween parties or serve as a fun kids monster birthday cake.
Halloween will be here in just a few weeks and today’s cake would make a great addition to any Kids Halloween Party. It can also be added to my growing collection of monster-themed desserts such as Easy Monster Cupcakes and Candy Corn Monster Cookies and these Monster Donuts
The great thing about today’s tutorial is that you can get very creative with it. Use different colored icings, different candies and even change the expressions to make scary monster cakes.
How to make monster cake?
- Bake cakes– Allow them to cool down fully.
- Ice and stack cakes– Place one cake on a cake stand, fill it with icing, place the other cake on top and ice the entire cake.
- Pipe fur or hair– Use a star tip to pipe fur all over the cake.
- Add eyes– Use round chocolates for this or even fondant.
- Pipe mouth– Use black icing to make a crooked smile.
- Enjoy! Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until you are ready to dig in.
Tips and Techniques
- Consistency of icing is important– If it’s too thin, it won’t hold its “fur” shape and become messy. If it’s too firm, it would be too hard to squeeze out of the piping bag and not stick to the cake. It should be a medium consistency- Not too thick and not too thin!
- Cake must be cool before icing- You cannot ice or pipe a hot or even warm cake. It needs to cool down completely or else the buttercream will melt.
- Practice piping– If you have never piped before or you are a little rusty, just practice piping on a sheet of wax paper before piping on the cake.
- Use gel colors– Liquid food coloring has a tendency to make icing thinner. Gel coloring is more concentrated and doesn’t affect the icing consistency.
- Make mini cakes– Instead of a large cake, you can make multiple individual-sized smaller cakes or even cupcakes with the same tutorial.
- Use a different tip for piping fur- I used a star tip but you can use the grass tip or French star tip or even the round tip to make different styles of fur/ hair.
- Add other features– Like teeth, tongue, nose or horns, using different shapes of candies or Marshmallow Fondant.
- What frosting to use? I used classic buttercream icing but you can also use Marshmallow Frosting or this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
- What type of cake to use? I used vanilla cake that was tinted orange but you can use any cake flavor of your choice. Try this Chocolate Cake or this Moist Red Velvet Cake.
More Halloween Cakes
- Halloween Candy Cake
- Halloween Mummy Cake
- Easy Eyeball Cake
- Candy Corn Cake
- Spider Web Cake
- Halloween Twizzler Cake
Easy Monster Cake
- 2 round Vanilla cakes, 6 inch, Colored orange or any color you like
- 4 cups Buttercream icing, Colored orange
- 2 Round chocolates, Such as big Peppermint patties
- 2 m&m candies, Any color you like
- Prepare cake batter and color it orange.
- Bake and let it cool down completely.
- While they are cooling, make buttercream icing and color it orange.
- Place one cake on a cake stand.
- Spread frosting on top.
- Place the other cake on top of the frosting and gently press it down to secure it.
- Frost the entire cake in orange frosting.You don’t have to be neat since all the flaws will soon get covered up.
- Fill a piping bag with orange frosting and attach Tip #21. Start piping fur along the sides of the cake by squeezing the bag until icing comes out and quickly pulling downwards.
- Frost the top of the cake by squeezing the bag until icing comes out and quickly pulling upwards.
- Stick 2 round chocolates on top of the cake.
- Use a black edible marker to draw eyeballs on two m&m candies. Stick them on the peppermint patties with some frosting or melted chocolate.
- Fill a piping bag with black icing and attach Tip # 3 (or you can just cut a very small hole in a piping bag). Pipe a curvy smile.
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Until next time, tata my lovelies!
This looks lovely and might be a great add to my evergrowing list of dishes to prepare. Just one question, though, Abeer: what would you recommend to cut down the use of sugary products. Any alternatives that would go well with this monster cake and still make it tasteful (or nearly as). Don’t want to give the kids the habit of feasting on too much sugar now that Halloween just got over and I think they already got enough for this year. Thank you so much.
Your recipe of this Monster cake is really an eye-catching recipe. I want to try this on Halloween parties because its a perfect match for Halloween parties. Thanks, Abeer for amazing recipes.