Hoot! Made These Owl Cupcakes

 A few months ago, I came across these owl cupcakes and they turned out really well. The kids liked them so much, that Edison asked me to make them for his birthday this week. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:

They are really fun to make. For his birthday, I made both chocolate and vanilla ones, using cake mix and canned frosting. I wanted to use a cupcake wrapper that wasn’t decorated and would kind of look like part of an owl’s body. I finally found these at my local grocery store.

Then I filled the cups to about 3/4 full.

Baked for 20 minutes, per Betty Crocker’s instructions.

While they were baking, I separated Oreo cookies, saving the unused tops for a later project. I also used a vegetable brush to clean off any excess cookie crumbs from the creamy center.

Next, I used an icing press to place a small dollop of vanilla icing in the center.

Then, I attached a brown M&M on top of the icing spots.

Once the cupcakes had cooled, I iced the tops with frosting, leaving two little points at the top of each circle to look like feathers.

Then I stuck the Oreo “eyes” on top, along with a yellow M&M for the beak.

They are pretty cute!

And so are the vanilla ones.

The kids really loved them, and they weren’t hard to make at all. In fact, this would be a great treat to make with the kids.