Love Monster Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

These adorable love monster cupcakes are the BEST cupcake decorating idea for Valentine’s Day. The kids absolutely love to join in on the fun!

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Adorable Love Monster Cupcakes

These love monster cupcakes are so much fun to make AND eat. Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love sharing fun Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes with you. But this one might the kid’s favorite.

If you aren’t a cupcake decorating guru (I’m not, either), these monster cupcakes are perfect because they let the frosting and tip do all the work. The best part is that the kids can be 100% responsible for decorating these as they see fit.

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If you’re looking for a great – and ridiculously tasty – vanilla cupcake recipe, this is it! It’s easily doubled or tripled and because it’s just for 12 cupcakes, it’s perfect for when you just want a few.

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Tips to Make the Best Valentine’s Day Monster Cupcakes

If you’re new here, I need to tell you – I love, love, love cupcakes! They seem less daunting than a cake and I can decorate them all the same or go wild. Below are some tips to make your best love monster cupcakes ever.

  • Don’t try too hard. These should wild!
  • Get crazy with the decorations. Add a lot of candy eyes or make licorice arms. Three eyes? Sure!
  • The kids love to see a bunch of differently-decorated monster cupcakes.
  • Use various-sized icing tips (I use inexpensive couplers to make changing tips easy).
  • To get the “spaghetti” frosting, be sure to let the frosting drop onto the cupcake. It might go a bit off the edge of the cupcake. If it does, wet your finger and gently push it back on.
  • Note: if you’re creating a Valentine’s Day cupcake playlist on YouTube, here is our video of all Valentine’s Day cupcakes on Ruffles and Rain Boots.
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Love Monster Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

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Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Love Monster Cupcakes

Love Monster Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Make these wild and adorable love monster cupcakes for Valentine's Day fun. Bring the kids into the kitchen because they'll love this cupcake decorating idea!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcake Frosting

Monster Cupcake Decorations


  1. Start with 24 cooled vanilla cupcakes. I happen to be fond of my "lazy girl's easy vanilla cupcake recipe" which can be doubled. If you have a box mix you love, use that.
  2. Next, let's make the frosting. Place the butter, sugar, cream, and vanilla into a stand mixer. Mix on medium until stiff and cream (if it is clumpy, add another tablespoon of cream and mix until smooth). Add a few drops of pink coloring and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a coupler (or two bags with different tips - start with a 4 and decide if smaller / larger would be good). Set aside.
  3. If you're making the heart ears, place cornstarch on a flat surface and roll out the fondant. Cut with a small heart cutter and set aside to try. You'll need two for every cupcake.
  4. Now, let's work on the monster eyes. If you're making the eyes from marshmallows, cut out a circle from the marshmallow. Add a small dot of frosting and attach a brown M&M. You'll need at least one for every cupcake. Conversely, if you're using candy eyes, skip to the next step.
  5. We're to the fun part! It's time to decorate our love monster cupcakes. Holding the icing bag slightly above the cupcake, squeeze the bag and let the frosting come out and settle on the cupcake. Keep moving your hand and arm to distribute the frosting, allowing it to fall on top of previous strands. Add two heart ears, one eye, and any other decorations (we used mini candy mustaches).
  6. You're done with your fun, ready-for-a-party love monster cupcakes how to make monster cupcakes photo collage


All of the decorations can be substituted for anything! Get wild with licorice arms, gumdrop eyes, or any pre-made icing decorations.

Note: you can also try a grass icing tip, however, it is a little more difficult to push the icing through.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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