Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wise Guy Cupcakes

Cupcake Decorating Tutorial

I adore these cupcakes!  They just make me smile.

They were the centerpiece for the graduation party I catered this weekend and everyone thought they were a hoot!  Pun totally intended.  Ha!  The school mascot is a 'Sage' or owl and I couldn't resist making these little guys!

And really, while they're a bit time consuming to put together, they're very easy to make.You'll start with 24 baked and cooled cupcakes.  I made mine Saturday morning and didn't get around to decorating them until Saturday afternoon.

The most tedious task is seperating all the chocolate sandwich cookies.  You'll need to carefully seperate 48 cookies, setting aside the cookie without the cream filling.  If you have trouble with the cream breaking, you can smush it back with your fingers.

Yes, smush is a technical term.

Cream Filled Sandwich Cookies

For the noses and eyes I used 24 orange chocolate candies and 48 brown chocolate candies.

Orange and Brown Chocolate Candies
Stop counting the candies!  I said STOP!!

To affix the eyes on the cream covered chocolate sandwich cookie, use a tiny dab of frosting.  You only need a little.  Too much and you'll see it spill out from underneath the candy.

Attaching The Eyes

After you get all the candies attached, you'll frost the cupcake and carefully place two of the cookies on top.

Cookie Eyes

Then grab one of the orange candies and place it on it's side in the 'V' below the eyes.

Orange Candy For The Nose

Now use your knife or small offset spatula to pull the frosting above the eyes into the shape of little horns.  You can easily manipulate the frosting.  There's not a science to this, just go with it.

Owl Cupcake

One cupcake completed!  23 more to go.

Wise Guy Cupcakes

24 Chocolate cupakes, baked and cooled
Chocolate frosting.  I cheated and used canned.
48+ Cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies.  Grab a few extras just in case!
48 Brown chocolate candies
24 Orange chocolate candies

Carefully separate sandwich cookies, setting aside the wafer without the cream.
Use a small dab of frosting and affix the brown chocolate candies to the top of the cookie halves with the cream.  Set aside.
Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
Place 'eyes' centered on each cupcake.
Take an orange candy and put just below the cookie eye.
Use an offset spatula and pull the frosting to make horns for your owl.

Cupcake Decorating Tutorial
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  1. What an adorable idea! They look yummy & I know my kids would love them. Visiting from the DDT link-up:)

  2. Oh my gosh, these are freaking adorable!!! Love them!

  3. These are soo cute! What a fun idea! Can't wait to try them :) ~ Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle

  4. SO adorable, and really simple- my favorite!! These would be a fun treat for my son's upcoming birthday! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

  5. Those cupcakes are so cute, Myla!

  6. These are just too cute! Problem is, I'd probably want to eat about five of them at a time!

  7. Those are the cutest things ever!!! I have a problem with Oreos though....half of them wouldn't make it I know it ;-)

  8. These are great! And tooo funny!! I love that these are made outta oreos. Cute idea, thanks for sharing :)

  9. Ahhh these are so freaking cute! When I saw the picture I thought "I'm not even going to read this it's going to take too much artistic ability" but it's OREOS! Great idea !

  10. These are seriously adorable!