Her's were a bit more fancy because she piped frosting on the the eyebrows and made little wispy feathers around the face, but I thought mine turned out well for my first try.
Here's what you will need:
1 box of chocolate cake mix
Eggs, Water, and Oil per the recipe
1 container of chocolate frosting
1 bag of Oreo cookies
1 "to share" bag of MnMs
Jumbo muffin baking ups
Toothpick to dab frosting on back of Oreo's with
Here's what you need to do (follow Annie's instructions for more step by step guide and some really nice pictures):
Bake the cupcakes according to the recipe on the box.
Let them cool completely.
Split Oreos using a butter knife so that all frosting ends up on one half of the Oreo. Make enough frosted halves so that you have two per cupcake.
On the side of the Oreos that don't have frosting, cut in to thirds to create owl eyebrows.
Use toothpick to apply a small dab of frosting on to MnMs on the side that says MnMs. Press MnMs on to Oreos that have frosting left on them.
Frost the back of the Oreos and place on to center of cupcakes.
Frost the bottom backsides of the Oreo thirds you are using for the eyebrows and apply them (facing opposite directions, pointy side out) above the eyes.
Place a yellow MnM, centered, below the eyes to form the beak.
If you are good at piping frosting, pipe frosting on to eyebrows and create wispy lines around the face that look like feathers.