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{Halloween Recipe} Owl Cupcakes

The following is a guest post from Kristi…

To make a long story short, I’m lazy. Really, I am. Last night at about 10:00PM I began planning my daughter’s birthday party, which was scheduled to begin a mere 12 hours later. I’ve seen people’s pinterest boards, I know that normally a doting parent should begin party preparations 3-4 months in advance. But who has the time for that? (It took all of my self restraint to not say “whooooooo” just now).

When I saw these cute cupcakes I knew I had found the perfect recipe. Mostly because they are simple enough for a 6-year-old to make, which means that decorating owl cupcakes could be a party activity, saving me both time and the stress of planning another game. Win-win!

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These little owl cupcakes turned out so darling! They would be a really fun and easy addition to any Halloween party. For you cupcake enthusiasts out there,  a more accurately depicted owl cupcake recipe (as well as dozens of other amazing cupcake recipes) can be found in the colorful and fun recipe book Hello, Cupcake. All of the recipes in there are incredibly brilliant and cute!

{Halloween Recipe} Owl Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 12
These chocolaty owls are a real “hoot!”
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 can or batch of chocolate frosting
  • 24 oreos
  • medium bag of Reese’s Pieces (or M&Ms)
  1. Separate the Oreos in half crosswise, keeping the cream side whole. You can microwave the cookies for a few seconds before hand which will help keep the cream in tact.
  2. Frost the chocolate cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Place two oreos cream side up on the upper half of the cupcakes for the eyes.
  3. Press on two candies (M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces) on the cream to complete the eyes, place another candy on sideways between the eyes for the beak.

Once we ran out of the oreos with cream on them, we started making Mickey Mouse cupcakes with the leftover creamless oreos. They turned out cute as well!

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Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. October 15, 2012 at 9:48 am — Reply

    Super cute!

  2. Becky and Carly
    September 25, 2012 at 12:33 am — Reply

    We made the owl cupcakes for our 11th birthday but insted of choc icing we used vanilla and insted of original oreos we used oreos with pink cream in them. They look really cute!

    • Becky and Carly
      September 25, 2012 at 12:34 am — Reply


    • September 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm — Reply

      Great adaptation – thanks for sharing!

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