Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Dessert Recipe: Hoot Owl Cupcakes



Looking to do something fun with your kids and family for Father's Day? How about gathering in the kitchen and make these adorable Hoot Owl Cupcakes, a Father's Day craft inspired by Winnie the Pooh.

You'll need:

 

Batch of chocolate cupcakes  
Buttercream frosting  
Caramel Bullseye candies  
Waxed paper  
Rolling pin 
White candy melts  
Chocolate chips  
Kitchen scissors  
Black licorice sticks  
Cashews

Here's how to make it:

  1. Generously frost one third of the top of each cupcake.
  2. Next, create owl eyes. For each pair, slice a caramel Bullseye candy in half to create 2 thinner circles. Place the halves between two sheets of waxed paper and use the rolling pin to flatten them slightly (they should be about 1 1/2-inch-wide).
  3. Top the caramels with white candy melts, and then set a chocolate chip on top of each candy melt, using dabs of frosting to hold the pieces in place. Place a pair of eyes on each cupcake, pressing them down onto the frosted portion.
  4. Create facial feathers for each owl by snipping two 1 1/2-inch lengths from a piece of black licorice. Cut fringe in one end of each length. Then stick the fringed licorice pieces in place right above the eyes.
  5. For the finishing touch, add cashews for the owls' beaks.
For more recipes like these for Father's Day and more, go to Spoonful.com 
 
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