Everyone Will “Hoot” For These Super Cute Cupcakes! | Recipe

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Are these just the cutest cupcakes you have ever seen?!? I was browsing around for some fun things to do this weekend and the cute little owl cupcakes were featured on the Duncan Hines website.

Had to share this one, they are a “hoot”! Ha Ha Pun intended Smile

What you will need:

How to make cute little Owl Cupcakes!

  1. Split the sandwich cookies, regular and mini, in half crosswise, keeping the cream side hole (microwaving a few cookies at a time for several seconds helps to keep the cream side solid). Use a paring knife to remove any excess crumbs from cream filling. 
  2. To form the ears make 2 parallel cuts with a serrated knife in the large plain chocolate cookies 1/2 inch from each rounded side, discarding the 1/2 inch strip that remains from the center of the cookie. Cut the mini plain cookie in half. 
  3. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate frosting and the 2 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting into separate ziplock bags; set aside. Spread the remaining chocolate frosting on top of the standard and mini cupcakes and smooth. 
  4. To make the ears, attach the large cut cookies on top of the 12 standard cupcakes with some of the chocolate frosting, round side facing each other, at an angle, about 1 1/2 inches apart and hanging over edge of cupcake about 3/4 inch. Repeat process with the mini cut cookies and mini cupcakes, with a 1/2 inch overhang. 
  5. Place the large cream sided cookies, cream side up, on the upper half of the large cupcakes. Do the same for the mini cupcakes with the mini cookies 
  6. Snip a small corner (1/8 inch) from the bag with the chocolate and vanilla frostings. Pipe the chocolate frosting in vertical lines over the cookie ears to cover. Starting at the outer edge of cupcake pipe the feathers with the chocolate frosting around top of cupcake and under the eyes. 
  7. Press the yellow candies in between the cookie eyes as the beak. Attach the chocolate covered mints on top of the cookies with some of the vanilla frosting on the larger cupcakes and the mini brown candies for the smaller cupcakes. Position the eyes in different directions to give the owls character. Pipe a white highlight on the eyes.

I’m thinking about trying these.. wonder if I can make them turn out just as cute?

Amanda

 

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36 thoughts on “Everyone Will “Hoot” For These Super Cute Cupcakes! | Recipe

  • December 12, 2012 at 1:48 am
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    The owls remind me of something when I was growing up but I can't remember exactly what it was, I think something to do with reading. These are definitely some good looking cupcakes and they seem easy to assemble. Reply
  • June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm
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    I'm in love with these cupcakes. I have a friend who adores Owls and here birthday is coming soon. I think I just found her present. Thank you. Reply
  • May 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm
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    these are so, so cute! My daughter loves owls, so I might steal this for her birthday next year... Reply
  • May 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm
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    These are so cute! And it looks like something that wouldn't be too hard either! Reply
  • May 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm
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    These are so cute! They would be cute to take into your child's school as a special treat! I wouldn't want them all at my house or I would eat them all!!! Reply
  • May 1, 2012 at 7:42 am
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    Those are adorable!! I would love to make these for my grandson! Reply
  • April 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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    These are adorable!!! My dad loves owls, so I am most definitely making him some of these for his birthday this year!! Reply
  • April 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm
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    Thanks for the recipe and directions...my daughter will love these as she is into owls this year. Reply
  • April 26, 2012 at 1:40 am
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    Oh wow! These are super cute. So clever; I am pinning these and I WILL make these with my daughter when she is a little older and able to help. Thank you for sharing this! Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    these are so cute, thanks Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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    Such a cute idea! What a great idea to bring for a party, even the adults would enjoy them : ) Reply
  • April 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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    These are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.! My grandkids would just love them! Thanks Reply
  • April 7, 2012 at 7:15 am
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    These are a HOOT - I am always looking for new ideas to bake something unique and fun. Thanks for the recipe - this will be appreciated by my husband and 8 yr old son. TY Reply
  • March 19, 2012 at 11:44 am
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    Adorable! Love the googly eyes! Reply
  • March 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm
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    Oh my gosh! So cute!! And the icing looks so fudge-y! Reply
  • March 9, 2012 at 10:40 am
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    Those look absolutely adorable! awhat a fun project to do with my daughter... Reply
  • March 9, 2012 at 10:15 am
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    These look great through probably a little complicated for me to make Reply
  • February 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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    OMGosh aren't these the cutest things? Some people RE SO CREATIVE!! When I first looked at them I thought their noses were peanuts. But the banana candies are such a good idea. Around Halloween you could use candy corn. Reply
  • February 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm
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    so freaking adorable, I will add this to my recipe stash if that's ok? Reply
  • February 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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    These are adorable! I love all the ideas Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 11:47 am
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    I really like this. Making them can be a lot of fun and involve the kids too. Reply
  • February 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm
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    These cupcakes are so cute!! I made them in different colors for my kid's birthday party and they are so easy and turn out so cute!! You can definitely do it :) Reply
  • February 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm
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    I saw these on Pintrest and they look so yummy... Reply
  • January 31, 2012 at 10:16 am
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    These look so cute. Almost to cute to eat. Thanks for sharing the picture of them. Reply
  • January 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm
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    I LOVE these cupcakes! They are so adorable, owls are in now and this would be perfect for the kids playdate coming up. Not sure I can do as well as you, but you have inspired me and I'm going to try. Thanks for great Idea! [email protected] Reply
  • January 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm
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    These look so good and yummy, will try making them for my kids... Reply
  • November 29, 2011 at 7:49 am
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    These are absolutely adorable! These would be great for a school party! Angela Michels Reply
  • October 31, 2011 at 1:29 am
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    Oh my goodness these are so cute. Though will probably have to substitute the yellow coated chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Never seen anything like that before. Reply
    • October 31, 2011 at 9:09 am
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      Ya I've never heard of those either, would love to see pictures if you end up making some! Reply
  • October 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm
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    Those things are way cute and look super yummy. Reply
  • October 29, 2011 at 7:22 am
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    Oh My gosh these are so adorable, I might give them a try! Thanks I have never seen these before. Reply
  • October 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm
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    Those look like lots of fun. I'm sure they'd be a big hit at a party. Reply

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