Recipe courtesy of Karen Tack for Food Network Kitchen

Monster Mouth Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 monster mouth cupcakes
Snipping marshmallows into scary pearly whites is the key behind these toothy Halloween treats. Use regular marshmallows for the big fangs and mini-marshmallows for the tiny ones.



Special equipment:
piping bag fitted with a small star tip (#17)
  1. Cut the red fruit leather rolls into twenty-four 2 1/2-inch lengths. Slightly overlap 2 pieces lengthwise, pressing to adhere; repeat with the remaining pieces.
  2. Spread a thin coat of vanilla frosting on each cupcake. Place a red fruit leather rectangle on top of each cupcake, trimming any overhang with kitchen shears.
  3. Cut big fangs from a marshmallow with shears, then halve mini marshmallows on the diagonal to make mini fangs. Dab some vanilla frosting on the sticky cut sides and arrange on the fruit leather for the fangs.
  4. Fill a piping bag fitted with a small star tip (#17) with dark chocolate frosting. Pipe frosting around the mouth as the fur.