Owl Cupcakes {Easy to Make!)

Owl Cupcakes {Easy to Make!)

These Owl Cupcakes are the perfect easy-to-make treat for Halloween, fall treats ideas, or back to school. Using the shortcut of a boxed cake and very easy owl decorations, these fall treats will be a snap to make. 

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Owl Cupcakes

You’ll notice that the cupcakes aren’t entirely frosted. That’s because there is plenty of frosting used to make the owl eyes. If you love frosting, however, then it would be a quick adjustment to just add a layer of chocolate frosting to these owl cupcakes.

What I love about these Halloween Treats

  • they are so simple to make
  • very few ingredients that are easy to find
  • a great idea for fall or Halloween
  • kid-friendly, the kids can help decorate

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FAQS

Make-Ahead and Storage 

How far in advance can I make these Fall Cupcakes?

You could easily make these cupcakes 3 days in advance. You’ll want to cover them and store them at room temperature.

Storing: Store leftover cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container

Do I Have to use a tip and piping bag for this recipe?

No! You can easily fill a zip-tight bag with frosting and snip the corner to use instead. You can also buy a ready-made icing tube from your grocery store’s baking aisle and use that

What are some other easy Ideas for Halloween Treats?

Tips and Tricks:

  • you can use a round tip with a piping bag for the owl eyes, but you don’t have to. Try finding a decorating icing tube that has a round tip or use a baggie and snip the corner, instead
  • I used silicone cupcake wrappers, but you can use paper ones instead
  • if you love chocolate frosting, then feel free to spread a bit onto the chocolate cupcake before decorating it to look like an owl
  • you can substitute yellow Reese’s candy for the M&M

owl cupcakes

Are you ready to make these Owl Cupcakes? Let’s make sure you have everything you need: 

Ingredients:

  • boxed chocolate cake mix – baked into cupcakes
  • white frosting – like vanilla frosting or cheesecake frosting
  • yellow M&Ms – these will be used for the eyes
  • mini chocolate chips – these will also be used to make the owl eyes
  • candy corn

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How do you make Owl Cupcakes?

Instructions: 

  • let your baked cupcakes cool completely
  • using the white frosting, pipe large and tall circles for eyes by layering the circles to make them tall
  • push yellow M&Ms into the center of the white eyes
  • use a little bit of frosting to glue the chocolate chips onto the center of the M&M
  • add upside-down candy corn in between the eyes for the beak

 

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Owl Cupcakes {Easy to Make!)

Cute and simple to make owl cupcakes for fall, school, or Halloween parties

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minute
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 24 chocolate cupcakes cooled (use a boxed chocolate cake mix to make cupcakes or your favorite cake recipe)
  • 1 (16 oz.) white frosting
  • 48 yellow M&Ms
  • 48 mini chocolate chips
  • 24 candy corn

Instructions

  • onto baked and cooled chocolate cupcakes pipe 2 large circles for owl eyes
  • place a yellow M&M into the center of the white circles
  • dip mini chocolate chips into some frosting and glue them to the center of the yellow candy
  • place a candy corn upside down between the white eyes

Notes

How far in advance can I make these Fall Cupcakes?

You could easily make these cupcakes 3 days in advance. You’ll want to cover them and store them at room temperature.

Storing: Store leftover cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container

Do I Have to use a tip and piping bag for this recipe?

No! You can easily fill a zip-tight bag with frosting and snip the corner to use instead. You can also buy a ready-made icing tube from your grocery store’s baking aisle and use that

Tips and Tricks:

  • you can use a round tip with a piping bag for the owl eyes, but you don’t have to. Try finding a decorating icing tube that has a round tip or use a baggie and snip the corner, instead
  • I used silicone cupcake wrappers, but you can use paper ones instead
  • if you love chocolate frosting, then feel free to spread a bit onto the chocolate cupcake before decorating it to look like an owl
  • you can substitute yellow Reese’s candy for the M&M

 

 

 

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