The Young Baker and her BFF decided to make these adorable Owl cupcakes, from the book Hello Cupcake, last week. For an afternoon they measured, stirred, carefully separated dozens of oreos cookies, frosted and painstakenly assembled nearly 50 double chocolate owl cupcakes – all the while joking, cajoling, swearing, and reminiscing. Not only did it serve as a bonding experience for them as they contemplate their futures and wait with anticipation to move to their respective colleges and step boldly into the next phase of their lives, but it further solidified their friendship, grounded in tears and triumphs of their shared experiences since middle school.
The Young Baker and her BFF used cake and frosting recipes from Hello Cupcake which also contains instructions for several cupcakes seen at Cupcake Camp OC. In the waning days of summer, this could be a fun thing to do with your kids – you might be amazed at their patience and attention to detail!
Edit: The recipe is now available on Duncan Hines website. The girls took creative license for their sanity and eliminated the owls ears – they’re still so darn cute!
Photo credit: Diana Lustig
FoodBuzz Top 9 – August 19, 2010