1container cream cheese frosting OR your favorite homemade frosting
Make 'em into a MONKEY
Brown Jimmies Sprinkles
1boxMiniature Vanilla Wafer Cookies
Edible Candy Eyes
Black Sparkle Gel
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Line a muffin tin with liners and set aside.
In a large bowl, briskly whisk the eggs for 20 seconds. Add in the vegetable oil, sour cream, vanilla, and buttermilk. (If you don't have buttermilk, combine 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar in a separate cup and let sit for 5 minutes and then add to mixture.) Mix.
Add in the cake mix and pudding mix (both not prepareand stir to combine. (Do not over-stir or beat in too much air.)
Fill up the liners 3/4ths the way full and bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove and allow to cool completely.
Frosting and Decorating
Frost the cupcakes smoothly with a butterknife.
Pour the brown sprinkles into a bowl and dip the frosted cupcakes into the sprinkles. Gently press to coat all of the frosting in the sprinkles.
Using an EXTREMELY sharp knife, make a quick cut into a mini vanilla wafer to make 2 ears. (You will have quite a bit of casualties!) Stick the ears into the sides of the cupcake to hold. Frost the back of 1 full wafer and press to make the mouth.
Attach the eyes using black sparkle gel. Draw the mouth and nostrils using black sparkle gel.