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.
For the noses and eyes I used 24 orange chocolate candies and 48 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.
After you get all the candies attached, you'll frost the cupcake and carefully place two of the cookies on top.
Then grab one of the orange candies and place it on it's side in the 'V' below the eyes.
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.
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.
|Whooo are you looking at?|
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