How to Make a Monster Cakes

Before my little Benjamin turned 1, he already had that little twinkle in his eye. I knew it meant he was going to be a mischievous little monster. So it was only fitting to create a little monster smash cake for him. 
Well let’s just take a quick look back. 
monster smash cake
You can read more about the experience here and how we even tried getting him to smash it over a few days. It was still a fail, but we got some cute pictures out of it nonetheless!
It was this cake that began my little love affair with mini cakes. Who doesn’t love a little monster that you can sink your teeth into! So that’s why today, I’m going to show you how to make one!
how to make monster cakes

For Valentine’s Day I decided to make a little Love Monster cake to go with our family’s Valentine’s Dinner. I made it the same way I’ve made other smash cakes in the past but just varied up the colours and select features a bit.

love monster cake

This is what you will need:

  • 2 – 6 inch round cake pans
  • half a ball pan
  • star tip (I use a Wilton 18)
  • cupler and decorating bag
  • spatula
  • large round cutter
  • x-large tip (just to use the base as a cutter)
  • a bit of fondant (I use Virgin Ice from Bulk Barn)
  • one recipe of Whipped Buttercream Icing
  • half recipe of your favorite cake (or the White Almond Cake I shared last week)

All right! Let’s get started!

Start by trimming and stacking two 6 inch cake layers and the half of a ball cake on top of each other. Then crumb coat the whole cake using whipped buttercream.

Using an x-acto knife, cut a half circle for the smile. Then cut the circle parts for the eyes and layer them .I used the green cutter for the white, the end of a large tip (like 1A) for the blue, and the back of a regular tip for the black. Then just roll of little white for the eye sparkle.

Place the smile on where you want it. {I wish I would have placed it higher}

Using a star tip (Wilton 18), pipe a line from just under the lip and go down and around the whole cake.

Then I went up with another colour. You could stay with the same colour or change if you would like. Don’t worry about keeping the lines even. It looks good when some ‘tufts of fur’ are longer or shorter than others.

I cut out some hearts out of pink fondant, pushed some lollipop sticks into them and put them in the cake as ears/antennae.

Then you can go ahead and add some teeth.

love monster cake

monster cake

There are so many different options for this. You can even make it look like your child by using their eye colour or the number and placement of teeth.

This is one of my favorite cakes to make and I hope you have fun making it too!


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  1. Debbie Borthwick says:

    I don&#39;t bake because nobody eats sweets here, but this looks so cute! And your son is adorable, he really does look like he has a bit of mischief in his eyes. And even his sad look with the cake is cute…I remember our one grandson cried when we gave him his cake too. <br />Debbie :)

  2. Sheila Zeller says:

    Awe, you seriously captured a few great freeze-frame moments with your little guy – love the last pic of him! Not so sure about the monster cake after all, hun? 😉 And… I LOVE your vintage cake plate – that one is a beauty!!!

    • KathrynJason Ferrie says:

      I&#39;m glad it turned out cute anyway. It made for some funny pictures and that is my favorite cake stand. It&#39;s the perfect size for most cakes and I love the patina on the bottom. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jocie Hagan says:

    I feel like this is one cake i could maybe do! hahaha, great work, Kat! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creativity Unleashed. Featuring you tomorrow on the blog and hope to see you back for another great link party. :)

  4. Anastasia Scates says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! My son’s first birthday is coming up and this is perfect for his smash cake!!!

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