So, for my little monster’s second birthday she got a MONSTER (shocking) pajama party. Complete with monster paper dolls, sock monster favors, and, of course, a monster cake! It couldn’t be a monster party without a monster cake.
What you will need to create your own monster cake:
- a round cake pan
- a cake mix or a homemade one frosting, dyed to your desired color
- sixlets, in your chosen color/s
- paper eyeballs
- wooden skewers
- hot glue gun & glue stick
For my eyeballs, I used Photoshop Elements to create what I was looking for. I created one orange and one pink, those were our party colors. I went with only two eyeballs for my monster; but you could definitely add or subtract from this, there are no rules when it comes to monsters!
Once I was done I printed them out, glued them to some grey cardstock to make them sturdier, and then hot glued them to two wooden skewers. With them attached to the skewers, I can just poke them into the finished cake wherever and however I choose.
I used a 7 inch round cake pan, you can use whatever size or shape suits you and your monster needs. As I said with the eyeballs, there are no rules when it comes to monsters!
I used box cakes and store bought frosting because baking is not always my strong suit, and, honestly, it is just simpler. I first dyed my frosting a light pink so that the bits that could be seen would match. Then I baked, I cooled, I frosted, I stacked, I frosted the rest and then the real fun began.
I got out my massive amount of orange and pink sixlets and started covering the cake. I started in the middle of the top and worked my way out and then down the sides. I picked the two colors at random, just reached in and pulled out. You could easily make a pattern out of it if that’s what you want.
It was tedious; but, eventually, the cake was covered in the sixlets and looking like a scaly, bumpy, pink, and orange monster. I situated it on the platter, poked the eyes into place, and voila!
There was singing, wish-making followed by cake slicing and eating!
I also made cupcakes, as the cake was not very big, and I always love to make too much. I made smaller eyeballs and hot glued them to toothpicks for the cupcakes. The cake ones would have been oddly huge on the cupcakes.