Stranger Things Cupcakes

If you’ve seen the trailer for Stranger Things 2, you know things are about to get a little… stranger.

To help prepare for the new season, I’m putting in some major Netflix and chill hours and binge watching the first season of the show. And to take it a step further, I’ve made some Stranger Things cupcakes that Eleven and Joyce would be proud of.

Now, I love to *try* and bake delicious treats, but I’m definitely at amateur level. Plus, I don’t like to spend all evening slaving in the kitchen.

For my Stranger Things cupcakes, I decided to make two main types of cupcake decorations: waffles for Eleven and Christmas light strings for Joyce. Now you could definitely use real Eggos (I think they come in mini sizes!), but I was afraid they might get soggy. So instead, I chose to use Waffle Crisp Cereal! I totally forgot this existed, but it’s a super cute and tasty topping.

Stranger Things Cupcake Shopping List

Cupcake Mix
Icing (I bought a pre-filled pastry bag from Pillsbury)
Waffle Crisp Cereal
Black Writing Gel (Icing)


First, bake the cupcakes (the flavor is up to you). If you have the time to make homemade cupcakes, go for it! I chose to use my reliable Pillsbury mix.


Once your cupcakes have completely cooled, it’s time for icing. I was so excited when I found a pre-filled pastry bag of Pillsbury icing at my local grocery store. It was so easy to use, and it allowed me to up my frosting game without a lot of effort. (I still have a long way to go before I’m making rosettes and complicated designs!)


After icing, you’re ready to get your Stranger Things decorating game on.


For the Eleven cupcakes, find a waffle pattern (or no pattern) that works for you. I chose to line up my Waffle Crisp pieces in a circle for some, and for others, I left one Waffle Crisp piece in the center and added pink sprinkles (for Eleven’s dress).


For Joyce’s Christmas light string cupcakes, start by adding a line of black icing in the center of the cupcake and wrapping it around the border of the icing. Add M&M’s to the icing trail and place them on their side to give the look of Christmas lights.


And voilà! You’re done. Quite possibly the easiest cupcakes ever.


By the way, mornings are for coffee, contemplation, and cupcakes. Looks like I’ll be having cake for breakfast.

And yes, I love wearing my Friends Don’t Lie cutoff from Hot Topic. (It’s cold in Pittsburgh, so I’ve resorted to wearing a long sleeve shirt under it.)


So what do you think of my Stranger Things cupcakes? Remember, friends don’t lie! Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy
    October 18, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    These turned out so awesome!!! I’m beyond ready for season 2

    • October 18, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks! & me too! I can’t wait to order a pizza and marathon it.

  2. October 19, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Very cool! Thanks for the recipe I’ll have to try it soon! You’ve got my follow. Check out my comedy blog and give it a follow if you like it!

    • October 19, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the cupcakes and my posts. πŸ™‚

  3. October 19, 2017 / 2:02 am

    These look amazing! Especially love the fairy light selection – so perfect! I think I need to re-watch season 1 as well though.. I didn’t realise S 2 would be around so quickly.

    • October 19, 2017 / 9:23 am

      It’s such an easy show to binge watch (if you have time)! I definitely needed to re-watch it before the new season.

  4. October 19, 2017 / 2:03 am

    These look amazing! Especially love the fairy light selection – so perfect! I think I need to re-watch season 1 as well though.. I didn’t realise S 2 would be around so quickly.

  5. Aishwarya Shenolikar
    October 19, 2017 / 10:55 am

    These look really amazing!! So, there are people who are as excited about Stranger Things 2 as much as I am, yay!!
    Already binge watching first season for a recap! πŸ˜€

    • October 19, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Thanks so much! And I agree – I can’t wait for some new episodes!

  6. rritlop12345
    October 19, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    i cant wait for season two!!! IT’s going to be so bomb!

  7. ngettis
    October 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    These are so cute! I am definitely making them for the premier of Season 2!

    • October 19, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Yes!! The perfect treat! I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did.

  8. October 19, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Those are very cute! I’m looking forward to the next season of Stranger Things!

    • October 19, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Do it! And make sure to share pictures! πŸ™‚

  9. October 20, 2017 / 11:31 am

    OKAY THESE ARE SO CUTE AND CREATIVE! I’m throwing a stranger things party next weekend and I am FOR SURE going to make these!

    • October 20, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Yes!!!! And share pictures! I can’t wait to see what you do!

  10. October 27, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    They look awesome!!! You are SO talented, I’m jealous! You deserve more followers!

    • October 27, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Oh my gosh, thank you! That is so sweet! I had a lot of fun making them. πŸ™‚

  11. October 31, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    These are so clever Monica! This is the perfect way to combine your love of Stranger Things with baking!!!! πŸ™‚

    • October 31, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      They were a fun challenge. I love geeky baking!

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