This mama owl and baby owlets from FamilyFun are all made from cupcakes, which means easy to eat and to clean up! Colored coconut and mini chocolate chips gives them the fuzzy look and jelly ring and Junior mint eyes make the perfect owl look. Wafer cookies make the wings and eyebrows and circus peanut candies are the beaks and talons.
16-ounce can plus ½ cup of vanilla frosting
green food coloring
blue food coloring
purple food coloring
finely chopped sweetened coconut
chocolate wafer cookies
mini chocolate chips
You’ll need a 16-ounce can plus ½ cup of vanilla frosting. Spoon ½ cup into a ziplock bag (snip off a corner for piping), tint 1 cup with green food coloring, and reserve the rest.
From 2 cups finely chopped sweetened coconut, tint ½ cup blue, ½ cup purple, and reserve the rest.
Frost 10 cupcakes green and 8 white. Roll the edges of two of the white cupcakes in chocolate sprinkles.
Arrange the Mama Owl as shown. Use a serrated knife to halve 5 chocolate wafer cookies (we used Famous Chocolate Wafers) for the wings and trim the sides from another cookie for the brows.
Make each eye from a whole cookie, piped-on frosting, a jelly ring and a Junior Mint. Sprinkle the white coconut over the chest and scatter with mini chocolate chips.
Add pretzel-rod branches and trimmed circus peanuts for the beak and talons, as shown above.
Make each owlet’s wings and beak with the same ingredients used for the Mama Owl.
Add colored coconut and chocolate chips for the chest, smaller cookie pieces for the brows. Use jelly rings and brown M&M’s for the eyes.