Monster Cake

Keeping on theme for Andrew’s monster birthday party, we had a monster birthday cake to go with the monster cupcakes.  After my not-so-spectacular polka dot birthday cake fail, I decided I would give it another go and make the monster cake myself.  I was happy with how this cake turned out and I think it would also work great for a Halloween party.

Monster Birthday Cake

How to Make a Monster Cake

I should have taken more pictures so the cake decorating instructions were easier to understand, but it was late at night and I was busy getting ready for a party :).

The Cake

  1. I made three 9″ round cakes a couple of days before the party.
  2. I made my frosting and used the orange gel food coloring to make the frosting a vibrant orange.
  3. After the cakes had cooled, I leveled off the top of the cake and attached the layers with the frosting.  If you ever need to know how to level and frost cakes, Wilton has some good tutorials on their site.
  4. I covered the outside and top of the cake with a thin layer of frosting.
  5. I piped the frosting with a tip that I could make the frosting look like fur.

The Eyeballs

  1. I used the baby cakes cake pop maker to make my cake calls.  I read some mixed reviews online about it, but I loved it.  It was really easy to use and allowed me to make exactly how many cake balls I wanted.
  2. Once the cake balls had cooled, I dipped them in orange candy melts.
  3. Once the orange dried, I used a Wilton candy squeeze bottle to create the white eyeball shape on the cake pop using white candy melts.
  4. Before the white chocolate setup, I added a chocolate chip to finish off the eyeball.

The Mouth

  1. To make the teeth, I used a Wilton candy squeeze bottle to make triangle teeth shapes on a piece of wax paper.
  2. I used some Wilton black frosting to create the mouth.

Final thoughts…

Making a cake is fun.  And the kids love it.  It makes them feel special that you made something just for them.  I am still working on my decorating technique and baking skills, but you only get better with practice.  Making a monster cake was a perfect second try at cake decorating because it doesn’t have to look perfect (monsters are ugly, right!?).  I was inspired by this cake I found on pinterest and I think it turned out great.

Monster Cake Supplies



  1. Deborah Fitzgerald says

    Sooo cute! I was wondering about the cake pops inserted into the cake though. How were you able to anchor them into the cake so they didn’t tip over (and ruin the top of the cake)? Did you use extra long lollipop sticks?

  2. Erin says

    That is so cool and looks very simple! That is going to be my Halloween cake for this year! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Hi! So happy to see your post and pics of your awesome montser cake! I’m so glad you found the inspiration through Bakerella. I’ve got more pics of the cake table and our original moster party if anyone is looking for more ideas.
    Jen Adkins Designs

  4. chrystal utley says

    i love this cake! i am now having a monster themed birthday party for my son’s 2nd birthday this friday!! i am wondering what tip you used for the frosting? and what flavor of cake and frosting you made?


  5. says

    Love love love love love this cake. It is the cutest cake!!! I am going to try & attempt to make this for a Halloween party… we’ll see how it goes. I’m sure it won’t look as amazing as yours!!!

  6. kassey says

    I was wondering what tip you used? I wan to make one for my sons birthday and need to buy the tip but have no idea what number to get!! Thanks

  7. Alicia says

    Clever, beautiful and just all around awesome cake!

    I am NOT a baker, but am trying my hardest! Which tip number did you use? I’m pretty sure I’ll have to go and buy it since I only have two tips in my arsenal. See? I wasn’t lying when I said I was a beginner!

    Can’t wait to go exploring around your blog!


  8. Michelle says

    This is so cute! I bought my son’s Halloween costume and his costume, along with this cake inspired me to make “monsters” the theme for his first birthday party!! Thanks for the ideas!

  9. Blake's Mom says

    Wow! My son just informed me he wants a halloween themed birthday….it’s turning into a monster birthday. I was stumped for cake ideas. I’m not at all talented or crafty. But i think i can do this! he’d love it! thanks for sharing. Wonderful ideas/results. :)

  10. says

    My son and I made this a few months ago for my birthday HE LOVED IT! It was huge and we gave it licorice hair and a mustache! LOVE IT EASY!! I think I found it in a Family Fun Mag.

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