Make These Easy Monster Cakes for Halloween

by Tonya Staab
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These monster cakes are bright, colorful, and quick and easy to make. They are perfect for a Halloween cake walk or Halloween party.

I have quite a thing for adorable monsters. They are perfect for Halloween, especially if you have little kids who don’t like the scary skeletons, ghosts, and ghouls.

I made these two cakes for the bake sale and cake walk at the twins Halloween school carnival. 

Green and purple monster cakes for a Halloween party.
Monster cakes in purple and green for Halloween.

Monster cakes

These cakes are very simple.  Anyone can make them, as long as you have patience and a DVR’d program (or two) to watch.


  • 6″ round cake pan
  • Your favorite boxed cake mix (x2) or from scratch cake
  • Icing
  • Wilton black, green, and purple gel food color – you can use other colors too if you like
  • Fondant
  • Piping bag and ‘grass’ piping tip


Bake 2 6×2″ round cakes (or any size you want if you want larger cakes) – I made chocolate fudge cakes.

Once cooled, put the icing in between them and stack them on top of each other.

Cover the entire cake with icing, it doesn’t matter if you get crumbs in the icing because it will be covered up by the ‘fur’ anyway.

Using black and white fondant, cut out the eyes and mouth and put them straight onto the icing. Tip: if you mix just a teeny bit of fondant with water, it will make a ‘glue’ to attach the pupil to the white of the eye.

Mix some Wilton dye into plain white icing to make the color of your choice for your monster. Then using the grass piping tip (which has multiple openings), pipe ‘fur’ onto your monsters. 

Are you looking for more bright and colorful monster ideas for your Halloween party? Check out these:

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Cat Davis - Food Family Finds October 27, 2011 - 3:25 pm

Those are lots of fun! I just love using that grass tip on cakes but never have a reason to. I might have to make a mini cupcake version of these this weekend.

Tonya Staab October 28, 2011 - 6:47 am

Great idea.  I noticed Target sells bags of eyes.  Quick and easy.

Rhondi October 28, 2011 - 6:21 am

These are cute! I think I will make mini cupcake monsters with the eyes on top of the cupcake. Thanks for the ideas!

Courtney October 30, 2011 - 7:59 am

Oh these are just too cute!!

mod player November 24, 2011 - 10:11 pm

So lovely Halloween Monster Cakes which you share here above. I am so impressed by that. It looking so funny. I want to make it tonight.

Run4fun027 October 22, 2012 - 12:15 pm

I tried to follow the link you provided for the “multi-opening decorating tip” but it no longer exists. what alternative do you suggest?


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