A few decorators tips and some all-natural food color make these the PERFECT Halloween treat!

Monster Buttercream

Adorable Monster Cupcakes using plant, seed, and vegetable based food color that are as easy as they are delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Monster Buttercream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 c unsalted butter
  • 1 two pound bag powder sugar about 7-8 cups
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick┬« Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 pkg McCormick Color from Nature Food Color


  1. Put room temperature butter, vanilla, and salt into mixer. Add in powder sugar one cup at a time, alternating with the milk until you have used it all.

  2. If your frosting is too thick you can certainly add more milk.
  3. Equally divide buttercream into four bowls.
  4. BLUE: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of Sky Blue food color packet to bowl.
  5. PINK: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Berry food color packet to bowl.
  6. YELLOW: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Sunflower food color packet to bowl.
  7. GREEN: Add 1 teaspoon Sky Blue and 1 teaspoon Sunflower to make green.
  8. Gently stir to combine