owl cupcakes – how to make

While surfing the internet one afternoon, I came across this awesome idea – cupcakes decorated as owls. They are not only super cute but so easy to make too. I just had to share the idea.

They are great to make with the kids and perfect for Halloween, which is just around the corner so best start planning (I know I am).

I served my owl cupcakes at my husband, Garith’s birthday but you can make them for anything. I especially love the idea of a not so spooky, Halloween treat, that the kids can get involved with and you can enjoy eating!

These owl cupcakes are quick and easy to assemble and use simple ingredients. I have listed the ingredients and directions below for your convenience and also included a photos of mine. If you need any help or have a question, please just leave a comment and I will gladly assist.

Chocolate owl decorated cupcakes

Chocolate owl decorated cupcakes


  • Baked chocolate cupcakes (recipe here)
  • 1 package Oreo’s
  • 1 box Reese’s Pieces or Smarties or M&M’s
  • chocolate icing
  • Knife

The steps are as follows :

  1. Ice the cupcakes with chocolate icing.
  2. Untwist two oreo’s to give you four half’s (hopefully all the icing in the middle will be on 2 sides). Use a butter knife to scrap any left over oreo off so you are left with nice white icing.
  3. Using some of the chocolate icing, carefully glue two brown Reese’s Pieces/Smarties/M&M’s onto the white part of the Oreo.
  4. Place the Oreo eyes onto the cupcake.
  5. Put an orange Reese’s Pieces/Smartie/M&M on its side in between the eyes to make the owl’s beak
  6. Swirl some owl eyebrows above the eyes, I used a butter knife

For more fun ideas like these, check out Brittany’s blog : One Charming Party

  2 comments for “owl cupcakes – how to make

  1. Candice Burgess
    17 November 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I tried these and they came out great!! What a lovely idea….my friends thought they were a hoot 🙂 x p.s Great blog!

    • admin
      17 November 2014 at 9:24 pm

      That is awesome Candice…so glad they turned out perfectly! They are such fun to make…thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

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