Monster Cupcakes @ Hongdae

Hello everyone! It’s been forever since I’ve blogged, and I’ve missed it a lot 😦 Finally going to be back to my routine now that exams are over and I have some free time(-ish). Some time last month I went to Monster Cupcakes in Hongdae, which has been one of my top places to get sweets for a while now, as they fit my favourite “creepy cute” aesthetic :p

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Monster Cupcake is a horror-themed coffee shop chain with locations in both Hongdae and Itaewon that sells creepy desserts and drinks unlike anything I’ve ever seen in Korea!

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“Disgusting” or “scary” things for those of us who love the darker side of life aren’t that easy to find in Korea, as there is a more prominent focus on a cute/pretty aesthetic.

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Walking up to the cafe you’re greeted by this little wrinkly guy…

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…And this cement wall-piece done up to look like some kind of creature scratched it with its claws.

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The interior is filled with cute to scary toys of various monster/horror-related themes.

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Living Dead Dolls…
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Spiders and tiny classic horror figures

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The atmosphere is great, with everything in cold cement with grates and spiders hanging everywhere, giving it a kind of dungeon-like feel. I’m glad the spiders are kind of furry because if they looked real I wouldn’t feel great about sitting under them ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )

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Although the cafe itself is quite small with only two tables for sitting, the decoration is very well-thought-out and there are so many different things to look at!

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There was also a pillar where celebrities who visit the cafe leave their signatures!

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There’s a large variety of drinks, ranging from your basic coffees and teas to my choice of the day – Monster Ade!

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The cupcake display was a little empty by the time we got there (around 6pm) as they are quite popular!! If you want to get your favourite flavour I suggest going earlier 🙂

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They carry a wide range of flavours, such as your standard vanilla, chocolate, tiramisu, and red velvet, but also carry more unique kinds like mint, lemon, and peanut butter.

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Each cupcake is delicately designed to look as “cutely-gross” as possible – especially these! The bloody severed finger might be a bit unappetizing for some, but I personally thought it was funny 😀

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They also have some cuter designs for those who are a little squeamish. I’m really curious as to how long it takes to make each cupcake since they’re all so detailed and well-made!

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You can also pre-order cupcakes for events and such, as well as buy candles and other decorations if you want to give away the cupcakes as gifts or for a celebration.

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As for the “Monster Blood”, it comes in six different flavours, and like all “-ade” type products in Korea, is a fizzy soda-like drink instead of a juice like it is in the West.

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We opted for the tiramisu and peanut butter cupcakes, along with a cherry-flavoured Monster Ade.

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Tiramisu – Peanut Butter

The cupcakes were so cute! The Tiramisu cupcake was decorated with a tombstone and some grass, with the tiramisu made to look like dirt around the grave. The peanut butter cupcake had a spiderweb with a cute little spider made from a chocolate covered almond!

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The cake itself was rich, without being too dry and airy like I find many Korean cupcakes to be. Very moist and not too sweet! The cookie was also yummy 🙂

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The peanut butter cupcake was very moist and creamy! This is a cupcake for those who like a more creamier dessert, as the cream on top was quite light and fluffy and there was A LOT of it.

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I would also like to point out this little sign that was stuck in the cupcake…many places add these chocolate printed designs into their desserts! Thinking this, I popped it into my mouth, only to find out it was plastic (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ) Felt like a genius after that so hopefully my failure can help others not do the same…

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As for the drink! It was amazingly refreshing, and although I’m not the soda type it was really pleasant and not overly fizzy! (Fizziness is my issue with most sodas)

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Testing the soda…

I swear this is candid because I can’t pose to save my life (TヮT) I want to include more personal photos in my posts so you guys can get to know me better but I am SO awkward when I know a camera is focused on me!! Anyway…I looooved this tangy drink, and can definitely see myself getting it again in the hotter months as a refreshment! So glad I tried it this time, as I usually only go in for the cupcakes 🙂

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This coffee shop is a great place to try something a little different in the sea of basic coffee shops that exist in Hongdae! The prices aren’t outrageous, and you get some great visuals (awesome for taking pictures!) so I totally recommend stopping by here at least once.

The opening times are 11:00AM ~ 11:00PM, and here is a map to find it!

Once again I’m sorry for taking so long to get this out 😦 cafe posts really do take the longest to edit since I’m so picky with the filters and effects I use to edit my photos to best suit the atmosphere of each place I go. Either way, I hope this post was enjoyable and you can expect another post from me on Sunday 🙂 Until then (。^_・)ノ

 

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8 thoughts on “Monster Cupcakes @ Hongdae

  1. Está genial! Tienen Gremlins!!! \(*A*)/
    Y más que los cupcakes encontré muy creativo el envase del refresco jajaja, más que ahora estoy viendo el drama Blood y con tu palidez sólo hacen falta unas pequeñas extensiones de colmillos para el toque final 😛

    Precioso el lugar, ahora que estoy de “dieta”(comiendo menos le llamo) es que todo eso se me antoja, debe ser riquísimo :3

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    1. Jajaj verdad!!!! De hecho tengo colmillos falsos – los hubiera puesto para las fotos XD te entiendo bastante – estoy yendo al gym 5 dias de la semana desde marzo pero todo mi progreso se fue a la cresta la semana anterior por culpa de estos cafes tan cute que tienen aca 😥 at least I got some pictures for my blog jajaj

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  2. Hi, i am currently in Hongdae and we followed the map in ur website but we cant seem to find the place. 😥 we were gg to bring our 3 yr old twins to some have of these cupcakes coz they love the gothic theme of it 🤗🤗. Please do let me know how I could get there. Thank u in advance!

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    1. Hello! If it’s not where the map says it is, i’s possible that they closed down since that happens quite often here 😭. There are a few places I’ve reviewed in Hongdae/Hapjeong if you would like to check those out instead! I’m sorry I can’t be of much help 😭. I know there is also a Monster Cupcakes located in Itaewon! 🙂 Just in case, the address is 용산구 이태원동 305-7! (Yongsangu, Itaewondong 305-7) Hope it helps ☺️!

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      1. Thank u so much Jasmine! I will check the Itaewon branch out. 😘😘. Yeah a few of the cafes we went too the year before are no longer there too! Its been a great help!

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