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Wide-Eyed Owl Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min. + cooling


2 dozen

These whimsical treats are sure to bring smiles. They look and taste great—whoooo wouldn't love them? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 24 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1/2 cup Froot Loops
  • 1/4 cup chocolate frosting
  • Assorted candies: candy corn, butterscotch or chocolate chips
  • 48 ginger thin cookies


  1. Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely. Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
  2. On each cookie, attach Froot Loops with chocolate frosting for eyes. Cut off yellow end from candy corn. With chocolate frosting, attach candy corn for beaks and butterscotch chips for ears.
  3. Cut a slit in each cupcake and carefully insert cookie owls. For wings, press rye chips into white frosting.
Cupcake Liners
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at

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