Monday, March 15, 2010

Owl in the Tree Says, "Who, Who, Who."

Since we've moved to Santa Cruz, there have been 3 great horned owls that hunt at night up and down our road. My Mom especially loves them so she and my Dad jumped at the chance to go to an Owl Class put on by the local community college. Saturday was the big day of the class so Friday I made these owl cupcakes that I had seen on Annie's Eats:

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
Cupcake pan
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.

Frost cupcakes.

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.


  1. Yeah, you can get Karo at specialty stores {Dijon foods in Castle Hill} and some deli's {Deli Del Mondo in Castle Hill- but others too I'm sure}. Otherwise I use glucose syrup which isn't as good but gets the job done! Hope that helps!

  2. I am now your follower from Friday Follow.Woo Hoo!!

    Happy Saturday!



  3. OMG! These are super cute!!

    Following on FF. Love your blog.

  4. I found you through Friday Follow- except now it's Saturday! Do I still count? I'm your newest shiny follower! Love these cupcakes by the way- sooo adorable!

    I hope you will over to my blog and follow too! :)


  5. They are adorable! My son would love them!

    Catching up from Friday Follow! I'm now following! Love for you to come visit me!

    Have a great weekend :)
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  6. That is so cute!

    We are your new Friday Follower.

    Visiting from "All About Toys"

  7. You did very well. You are very creative :)

    I'm visiting with Follow Friday and I'm your new follower :)

    Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Following you from the Friday Follow!

  9. These are so cute. I'm following your from FF. A day late.

  10. super cute! I love owls!


  11. very cool :)

    I am a new follower from Friday Follow! Sorry I'm late, but there are so many blogs to visit and not enough time. Hope to see you at soon. I have 3 giveaways ending tomorrow on March 28!

  12. Newest Follower From FRiday Follow!
    Would love to have your follow back!
    I have a ton of high end giveaways going on right now also!



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