I baked 5 dozen marble cupcakes. 2 dozen for X's class and 2 dozen for his birthday party and 1 dozen for me ( hey! I need my energy while I decorate!). I was told I could decorate it whatever I want. Really!? Since its demonstration of learning day and X is a smart kid ( just like his mom... hehhehe) owl cupcakes are a natural choice.
Back to the cupcakes. I frosted them with chocolate buttercream. Using a small offset spatula I made impressions on the frosting. This would be the feathers at the bottom of the owl. I then drew out thick upside down handlebar moustache on the top of the cupcake using a "star" tip. For the eyes I usually use white chocolate wafers and chocolate chips. I don't have white chocolate wafers so I rolled out white fondant and cut them out into 1" circles. I then place a pair of circles slightly below the moustache. Next, I brushed a little bit of water at the bottom of the chocolate chips and place it at the bottom centre of the fondant circles. For the beak I used a yellow skittle, turned it sideways, and placed it perpendicular to the bottom of the eyes. Finally, using a star tip I drew out an upside down handlebar moustache above the eyes.
|a family of owls|
|WOOO are you looking at? Instead of fondant you can use |
white chocolate wafers for the white of the eyes.