Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hello Cupcake

For my birthday I received a copy of Hello Cupcake. It is an inspiring book that shows even lame cake decorators like myself, how to make cutesy cupcakes. Since I have been hanging out with my family this week, Michelle (my sister-in-law) and I decided to make some owl cupcakes in honor of Halloween.

They taste as yummy as they are cute (and for the record, I think they are super cute!) Doesn't this cupcake look wise beyond her years?
Making them wasn't incredibly difficult. We frosted the tops of the cupcakes and then split open Oreo cookies for the eyes. Junior Mints filled in for the pupils and the beaks were made of banana Runts. We also sawed the other half of the Oreos to use as the owl's eyebrows and then covered them with frosting. My piping technique needs some more practice, but you still get the gist of what these are supposed to be.

These weren't difficult to make at all, but we might have overdone it a bit by making 45 of them! We managed to get two of them into freezer containers so I can take one home to my hubby. (We miss you Bruce!)

And as bad as my cake decorating skills might be, I can always take comfort that there are professional cake decorators who aren't any better, and might even be worse. When you get a few spare minutes and need a good laugh, visit Cake Wrecks - When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong.


  1. My dd and I read through that book recently and enjoyed it. Didn't attempt to make anything but fun to see all the creations.

  2. Love the flock? of owls! All those big eyes..........cute! Good job.

  3. @Edi - I like just browsing the book too. I didn't think I'd ever really make anything in it, but since I was hanging out with my fun SIL, we decided to give it a try. This is probably one of the easier cupcakes in the book.

    @Katy - Thanks. I didn't think of calling it a flock, but it does kind of look like that, doesn't it.


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