Super-Easy Yeti Cupcakes

Super easy yeti cupcakes from Our Best BitesSo have you seen that doughnuts with vampire fangs thing circulating around Pinterest? You know, where little vampire fangs are placed in the hole of a doughnut and all you have to do is slap some eyes on there and call yourself a rockstar mom? I thought it was too easy to fail. I thought this was something I could do. So I bought a whole bunch of vampire fangs and just went into it with the assumption that they’d be adorable.

They were not.

See, what they don’t tell you on Pinterest is that about 3 minutes after you insert the plastic teeth, the jaw is going to open again, thus tearing apart your doughnut. Mine didn’t look cute or clever, they looked like mutilated doughnuts with plastic teeth sitting on top of them. They looked like Pinterest Shame.

So then I was up quite the creek because I had, like, 100 sets of plastic vampire fangs and nothing to do with them (except, of course, embarrass my children by wearing them when their friends come over…not that I would ever do that.)


Also, what was I EVER going to do with 100 sets of plastic vampire fangs? I’m pretty sure my kids combined don’t even know 100 people.

I realized that part of the problem was that I didn’t think the hole in the doughnut was strong enough to support the teeth. So really, all it needed was something more supportive…like a cupcake. Enter in the fact that my cutest monster doughnuts were made with coconut doughnuts AND that I have an unhealthy obsession with Bumble the Abominable Snowman from the Rudolph movies…


(hey, he’s a monster–it totally counts for Halloween even if he IS a Christmas-related monster!) and voila! Easy yeti cupcakes. Back to something I could do and still have the brain capacity to remember to take my mangy dog to get her hair cut, unlike the last three times I made an appointment and forgot.

So. These are super-easy. Depending on how much of the legwork you outsource (like buying unfrosted cupcakes from the grocery store bakery or buying canned frosting), this could take you, in the immortal and completely original words of Katy Perry, from zero to your own hero with almost no legwork.

You’re going to need any flavor of cupcakes, (I used this recipe, minus the whole layered color element), completely cooled (learn from my mistakes); frosting (like this); coconut; candy eyes (like these ones); and plastic fangs (like these ones, although right now they’re cheap and widely available in dollar stores, Walmarts, and Targets near you.)

yeti cupcakes ingredients

Frost the cupcakes (not too heavily, but enough to get the coconut to stick).

frosted yeti cupcake

Gently press the fangs deeply into the cupcake.


Place the eyes onto the frosting.

yeti cupcakes from Our Best Bites

Coat with coconut and serve.

Super-Easy Yeti Cupcakes from Our Best Bites

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Super-Easy Yeti Cupcakes


These cupcakes are not only cute and festive, but super-duper easy to pull off thanks to a bit of coconut, dollar store fangs, and googly eyes!


  • 1 batch of cupcakes, any flavor, completely cooled
  • Frosting
  • Coconut
  • Candy eyes
  • Plastic fangs


  1. Frost the cupcakes (not too heavily, but enough to get the coconut to stick). Gently press the fangs deeply into the cupcake. Place the eyes onto the frosting. Coat with coconut and serve.


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  1. Just say it’s the Yeti from Monsters, Inc. and voila! No more worries about using a Christmas inspiration for a Halloween cupcake.

  2. If you really wanted to make the vampires or alternately yetis using doughnuts and don’t care about the kids being able to use the fangs after, you could probably just cut the fangs in half at the bendy joint part (that’s the techincal term folks), right??? My kids would complain about that, though!

  3. LOL! Oh glory, I think I liked them without the coconut – kind of a maniacal ghost with really big teeth. Maybe I could use green frosting to create the Ghost Busters Slimer ghost? You are a hero-mom, Kate. = )

  4. C-U-T-E! These might be exactly what “food craft” I use for the kids Halloween party!! Thanks for the heads up on the donuts. I did donut hole bats last year… yeah. The donut holes totally broke apart when you stuck the Oreo cookie wings in the sides. The kids didn’t care. I did. 🙁

  5. I was wanting to make those donuts for my kids…good to know that they don’t work well. This is a totally cute idea!

  6. It makes me want to color some frosting blue and put it in his mouth or around his eyes –but why add an extra step, these look so easy and cute!
    I think you’ve got the teeth upside down, but maybe that’s just a matter of opinion. Where did you get those cute cupcake papers?

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