Monkey cupcakes

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  • The kids are going to love these cheeky monkey cupcakes. Perfect for jungle-themed parties or special occasions, these cupcakes are much easier to make than you may think.

    With a simple chocolate sponge and chocolate buttercream base, these cupcakes toppers are sure to go down a treat.

    Follow our step-by-step recipe below and you’ll have them perfected in no time. Once you’ve been creative with these cupcakes you could move onto other designs such as our lion cupcakes or even our pirate cupcakes!

    These fun cupcakes are great for practising your cupcake decorating skills. Most shops have ready-coloured fondant so you’ll be able to find the modelling fondant easily enough.

    This recipe makes 12 monkey cupcakes but you could half or double the amount depending on how many you want to make.


    • 120g sky blue modelling paste
    • 100g brown fondant
    • 60g light brown fondant
    • 10g white fondant
    • 50g green modelling
    • Black sugar pearls for the eyes