Thursday, November 10, 2011

Owl Cupcakes


Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Do you have a fifth grader?

Go ahead and laugh all you want at those ignorant contestants on the show.
Then try studying with a fifth grader.

Still feeling smart?
  1. What was the date of the Emancipation Proclamation?
  2. Which Civil War battle marked the furthest north that the Confederacy advanced into Union Territory?
  3. What was the Anaconda Plan?
  4. Where was the Battle of Antietam?
  5. What did Confederate soldiers eat?
  6. Who was  Matthew Brady? 

(Answers below)



In honor of my fifth grader's birthday, I thought these cute Wise Owl Cupcakes would be perfect to bring in during lunch!  I found this smart idea in one of my favorite cupcake books, Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Allen Richardson.  You can find the book HERE!


Start with a chocolate cupcake baked in a brown wrapper.


Top with chocolate frosting.


With a serrated knife, cut the chocolate part of an Oreo in thirds.


For the owl ears, place round sides facing toward the center like this.


Use the frosted side of the Oreos for two big eyes!


Pipe chocolate icing on the ears and then add "Feathers" above the eyes.


Add two Junior Mint eyes and a Runt Banana nose.


Are you feeling smarter?

Here's the answers:

  1. January 1, 1863
  2. The Battle of Gettysburg
  3. The Union strategy for defeating The Confederacy during the Civil War
  4. A Civil War battle fought in 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland
  5. Biscuits and bacon
  6. A Civil war photographer
If you answered these correctly, congratulations!  You are as smart as a fifth grader!


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13 comments:

  1. Oh Those Owl cupcakes are so so cute, sure they will be fav for kids. Very nice Pictorial Description.


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  2. Love these!!! They are adorable. And great directions.

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  3. not as smart as a 5th grader ...womp womp. I bet they don't know advanced nutrient metabolism though! hee hee.

    These owl cupcakes are so innovative, creative and adorable! Awesome awesome awesome!

    Laural @ Being Healthier
    www.beinghealthier.com

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  4. Who? Whaa? Hmmm, definitely not as smart...

    These are too cute. love the big eyes.

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  5. Just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. These are so cute! I love them and my kids would, too. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/11/sweet-indulgences-sunday-30.html

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  7. Just plain adorable!! Whoooo doesn't love an owl! Would you please share these at my Shine On Fridays party going on now?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-1.html

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  8. So cute! My daughter is having an Owl inspired birthday party next month and I'm planning on making these :)

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  9. These are so cute!!

    Just wanted to let you know I featured this recipe on my 10 Thanksgiving Recipes Post- http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-10-10-amazing-thanksgiving.html

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  10. These are adorable! And despite teaching 5th grade, once upon a time, I have sadly forgotten a fair number of dates since not using them much as a food writer. ;o)

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com last week!

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  11. Um, I'm not smarter than a 5th grader. Not at all! I don't know if I ever knew those answers! These cupcakes are so cute. Love them! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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