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Wow, it sure is nice to be blogging about something other than kids activities. :)

(But beware, I still have one final post in that series that I’ll be sharing soon.)

I made these owl cupcakes last weekend for our church’s fall party.
They didn’t turn out quite as cute as I imagined, but I learned a few things along the way that might help out next time.

Most importantly, there is no way to cut an Oreo perfectly through the center of the filling.
After many failed attempts I finally realized that one cookie would only make ONE eye, leaving a filling-less cookie half to be eaten by the ankle-biters.

Secondly, if I had taken the time to scrape off the chocolate crumbs, the eyes would have been cuter.
But I was tired and ready to be done, so the eyes are kind of…cookie-shot. ;)

Other than those little snags, these owls were a cinch to make.


Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
Allow to cool completely, then frost with chocolate frosting (I used this chocolate buttercream).
Make two small frosting “ears” at the top of the cupcake.
To make the eyes, split an Oreo and place chocolate candy (Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s) in center of each.
Use an orange M&M for the beak.

What a hoot.

Parties I link to: Craft-O-Maniac, Lines Across My Face, Sew Can Do, Sew Chatty, C.R.A.F.T., Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, The Southern InstituteChef In Training, Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Vintage Wanna Bee, Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Todays Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Mandy’s Recipe Box, My Girlish Whims, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sew Much Ado, Ginger Snap Crafts, Southern Lovely, House of HepworthsThe Crafty Blog StalkerSomething Swanky, A Glimpse Inside, Delicate Construction, Tidy Mom, Thirty Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes, Six Sisters Stuff, Naptime Creations, Crazy for Crust