My mom found the idea for these on Pinterest. She showed them to me and I thought they were really cute!
So, we made cupcakes using the same chocolate cupcake recipe that we used for my birthday.
And then we made a half recipe of buttercream frosting, except we added 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to make it chocolate.
To make an owl cupcake, spread chocolate frosting over the top and use a knife to scrap some of the frosting into points (to make the feather tufts that most owls have).
Then carefully take apart two chocolate sandwich cookies. We used the ones from Aldi, and we had a lot of trouble keeping the frosting neatly on the cookie. Maybe the double-stuf type would work better, or the name brand.
We just neatened up the frosting with our fingers and it worked ok.
Put two frosting-covered cookie halves on top of the cupcake, and add two brown M&Ms for eyes.
For the nose, add an upright orange M&M.
And that’s all! This isn’t very hard, and I thought that these were really fun to make. Aren’t they adorable?