Monday, October 24, 2011

Owl Cupcakes

 
This post will be a short one. I've been sick with a fall flu for the past couple days and have spent more time in bed than I care for. I miss my kitchen and the real desire for food! I still got myself to make these over the weekend, and it helped take my mind off of things for a little while. These cute little owls caught my eye on a couple different blogs and given the owl craze I recently blogged about and Halloween merely days away, it only seemed fair that I give these a try. The only tricky part to this recipe is separating the Oreo cookies to make the owl's eyes. My method included a flat knife and placing the Oreos for a couple seconds in the microwave. If you have any tips on how to perfectly separate the two halves - I'm a taker! Please leave a comment with your best tip!

Owl Cupcakes
- Use your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe and dark chocolate frosting.
- Separate oreos for the eyes
- Use smarties for the nose
- Junior mints for the pupil (dabbed with a tiny bit of frosting to make sure they stay put)

20 comments:

culturafemenina said...

Hope you get better soon!!! soon...yam,yam...this looks very easy to entreating my little one next week. Cup cake for school!!!
Chicken soup always work...Cheers!
iela

Wen said...

Very creative! Cutez!

Katie said...

They are so unbelieveably cute!!!

Pat Dohaney said...

Feel better soon.
These little treasures will be a delightful treat. Thanks.

Poornima Nair said...

They are so cute, the perfect halloween treat!! WIsh you a speedy recovery!!

Billie said...

shut up! these are so awesome! love it!

Anna said...

Get well really quick! I look forward to more unique and exciting posts like this little chocolate owl. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Winnie said...

These are really cute and adorable!

ChocolateHouse said...

Oh lord, these where super cute!
Would you mid if I post one of your photos of these cupcakes and your blog address in one of my posts? I would be super grateful to share this with my readers :)

Kristen | Pixelated Crumb said...

These are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen! Love them!

Chocolate Shavings said...

ChocolateHouse: I'm glad you like them! If you include the photo, please be sure to include the copyright banner (at the bottom of the photo) as well as my site's name (Chocolate Shavings) and its url (www.chocolateshavings.ca). Thanks!

Kat said...

Hope you feel better soon. Very cute cupcakes.

S.Roy said...

Hi there, my son actually received a giant one of these from his Grandma over the weekend, bought at Whole Foods bakery. You could try using the Late July green tea cream/and chocolate cookies. They look like Oreos, but are way more delicious and a little easier to separate. Plus they come in a mini version for mini eyes! Hope your flu is gone very soon!

Chocolate Shavings said...

S.Roy: I love Late July cookies - that's a great tip. I will try those next time!

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable and I'm sure they taste just as delicious as they look! Just stumbled on your blog... loving the recipes and photos!

Fotograf nunta Ana said...

wooow arata delicios.. ce pot sa zic mai mult :)

Val said...

These are so adorable!

cathy @ Noble Pig said...

So cute! I am going to link to these in my upcoming Halloween Recipes post.

Chocolate Shavings said...

cathy @ Noble Pig: Glad you like them! Could you send me the url once your post is up?

M Jazeel said...

The cupcakes shaped in the form of an owl is the most eye catching thing ive ever seen.. they look adorable..

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