Thus far, I’ve only ever worked at companies that sell consumer products. I worked either in the design, marketing or web departments, and so these are often very creative places. Come Halloween people tend to go all out in costumes and department decorating extravagance.
I tend to stand on the sideline and admire their creative craftiness for this fun holiday. Sometimes my personal Halloween costumes didn’t work in a corporate atmosphere (Hooters girl or 1/4th of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and sometimes I just wasn’t into it. This year instead of dressing up and decking out my desk in spiderwebs, I decided to at least do something else fun and I made my friends some adorable cupcakes!
I saw these Owl Cupcakes on the Me and My Tadpole blog and knew they’ve be perfect for my Halloween treat (only I made mine from a box mix instead of the recipe listed).
I baked the cupcakes and while cooling, prepped the other materials. The tip given on the Me and My Tadpole blog to microwave a few cookies for 5 seconds, really did help to keep the cream hole on one side!
I used Reeses pieces for both the eyes and the beak and I still think they look super cute!
I had these Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Cupcake boxes for a few years that I wanted to put into use. Each box had a separate piece, that when slipped inside the box, would help the cupcake sit still and not wiggly around. Genius!
I slapped the coordinating label on the front with a “Happy Halloween” message and closed it with the skull and crossbones sticker.
Before making these, I had shared the link with a few friends, one of which made her own altered version! Mary has Sugargliders, so she altered this wide eyed treat to mimic her little pets when making cupcakes with her neice!
Thanks for letting me share, Mary!