Here’s Peeking at you…OWL Cupcakes

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Today, my husband’s office is having a little Trick-or-Treat get together for it’s employees and their kids.

We used to do this every year, but when the office manager left a couple of years ago,
 the fun kind of went by the wayside.
Well, this year, two of the gals that work there decided it was time to do a little something fun for the kids.
So, they are doing trick-or-treating through all of the offices.
It’s nice and warm inside,  AND it’s a great opportunity to get more use out of their costumes!!
We’re in!
They are having some snacks in their break room, but I called and said I would bring
something a little special.
My daughter, Josie and I have been wanting to make owl cupcakes, so I thought this would be a great opportunity!
how cute are they?!?
The other day I decided they needed to perch in a tree, so I taped two cake card boards together, covered them in brown paper and got the art supplies out.
I drew up a big harvest moon behind a spooky tree.
Here are our owls perched.
My assistant baker, she’s sporting my candy corn apron, and her rollers! 
I said, “wait a second, I am the one going as a Desperate Housewife!!”
If you have never seen these done before,  trust me, I am not saying this is an original idea by me,
 here is what you need.
owl cupcakes
OWL Cupcakes
Chocolate Cake Mix, baked into cupcakes
Chocolate Frosting, we went the easy route and used the stuff in the can.
(Did you know Pillsbury has it with a decorative tip and everything now?
It’s like spray cheese but FROSTING! 😉
Oreo Sandwich Cookies
M & M’s
Candy Corn
Bake your cupcakes, cool and frost them.  Break the cookies apart using the frosted side, press an M & M in the middle of each to make his eyes. 
Of course, the bag of M & M’s we bought had hardly any brown, so some of our owls have green eyes!
Press the cookie eyes onto the cupcake, using your frosting as the glue.
Add an upside down candy corn for his beak, and you are all set!
I don’t know about you but,
OWL-uv this idea!
Here are my little trick-or-treaters ready to head out on their first candy spree!!
on the left we have WWE Super star, John Cena and 
on the right, complete with beauty mark and leg warmers, my little 80’s Girl!

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