Monster's Inc.: Mike Wazowski Cupcakes

You’ll need:

  • Batch of baked cupcakes frosted green
  • Disposable food prep gloves (for shaping and assembling the candy features)
  • 2 or 3 blue Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews or similar candies
  • Brown M&Ms Minis
  • White Candy Melts
  • Rolling pin
  • Medium-size hunk of chocolate fondant
  • Wax paper
  • Round 1 1/2 inch fondant cutter
  • White sugar pearls (found in the baking aisle of the grocery or craft store) or other similar small white candies
  • 6 inch cardboard cake boards
  • Slivered almonds


1. Make an eye for each cupcake by pinching off a piece from a blue Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews candy and flattening it into a disk slightly bigger than an M&M’s Minis. Step 1
2. Gently press the blue disk onto a white Candy Melt, positioning it slightly off center. Set an assembled eye on the upper portion of each cupcake and press down gently to stick it in place. Step 2
3. Next, create the candy mouths by rolling out the chocolate fondant between sheets of wax paper so that it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Use the fondant cutter to cut out a few circles. Use the cutter again to cut crescent-shape grins from the circles. (Use yellow if you can’t easily find the white ones.) Step 3
4. Gently press sugar pearl teeth into the upper and lower edge of the fondant. Then add a completed mouth to each cupcake. Step 4

5. For the finishing touch, insert a pair of spiky slivered almond horns into the top of each cupcake.