Recipes and Cooking Owl Cupcakes Be the first to rate & review! Impress your guests with these owl cupcakes. Sliced almond feathers, a cashew nose, and silly cookie eyes make these Halloween cupcakes almost too adorable to eat. Almost! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on July 28, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 45 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 18 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 18 2.5 inch cupcakes in paper bake cups (any flavor) 1 recipe Creamy Vanilla Frosting 18 1.5 inch round raspberry and vanilla crème sandwich cookies, split* 36 green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces 18 whole cashews ¾ cup sliced almonds Creamy Vanilla Frosting ⅓ butter ⅓ shortening 2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Milk (optional) Directions Frost cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Frosting, reserving a small amount for attaching candies. For eyes, arrange two of the cookie halves, bottom sides up, side-by-side on top of each cupcake. Use frosting to attach candy-coated chocolate pieces to centers for eyes. For a beak, insert a cashew between the eyes on each cupcake. Cover the rest of each cupcake top with overlapping rows of sliced almonds. Creamy Vanilla Frosting Allow butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in the 1 tablespoon milk and the vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional milk to make frosting smooth and creamy. *Test Kitchen Tip: If your prefer, use vanilla wafers and pipe a large dot in the center of each wafer. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 382 Calories 19g Fat 49g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 18 Calories 382 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 52mg 17% Sodium 190mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 49g 18% Total Sugars 35g Protein 4g Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 101mg 2% Folate, total 36.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.