Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Owl cupcakes

I've never been into Halloween very much, but I tell you I'm having a blast this year. No, nothing spooky, scary, gory, gross or wicked. Just plain ol' candy, make up, photo editing fun!

Here I am in Sugar Skull make up thanks to picmonkey :)

And Jutta from Hungry Little Girl, I fixed her up as well. hahaha

I don't have a garage door but if I did, I "MIGHT" do this. Not sure but they are cool.

Now for today's Halloween, Fall or owl lover party dessert.
OWL cupcakes. Or an owl cake from cupcakes , pretty cool right?

1 box chocolate cake mix OR
make your own chocolate cake batter (I do)
Bake 24 cupcakes*according to box directions or your recipe.

chocolate frosting
cream cheese frosting
graham cracker crumbs (optional for mama's belly/texture)

Oreos (broken in half for mama wings, opened and white centers used for eyes)

Reese pieces (orange for beaks, brown for eye centers and yellow for mama toes)

pretzels snack sticks (branch for mama owl)
gummy rings/ peach rings

You can see the assembly from the photo and it is difficult to explain. BUT the cupcakes/babies are easy and fun. 
Ice the cupcake, take 1/2 of an Oreo for each eye. Icing side up. Smear a little frosting on the Oreo so the gummy ring/peach ring sticks and place the brown Reese piece in the middle. Place orange Reese pieces for a beak.

Since this was for a party, I went all out. Mama and her babies.

Line up 2, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 cupcakes and frost the top 2 and outside ones of the 2nd and 3rd row with chocolate, the center spread with cream cheese frosting. Cover from side to side. Lay the broken, half Oreo's to create the wings. 1 broken quarter Oreo for the ears above the eyes. Do the eyes and beak same as for the babies.
 Add toes and pretzel branch on last 2 cupcakes, topped with chocolate frosting to represent the tree/branch.

Jutta brought these Healthy Skeleton Brownies to the party. Cute and healthy, perfect with all the parties and sugary snacks.

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