Stranger Things Cupcakes

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)
M&M’s

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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.

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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!)

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

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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).

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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.

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

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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.)

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

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30 Comments

  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. 🙂

  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! 😀

    • 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! 🙂

  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. 🙂

  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!!!! 🙂

    • October 31, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      They were a fun challenge. I love geeky baking!

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