Owl cupcakes

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Owl cupcakes


  • 40g blue modelling paste
  • 40g pink modelling paste
  • 40g green modelling paste
  • 20g white fondant for the eyes
  • 10g black fondant for the eyes
  • 10g orange fondant for the beak

This week our lovely cupcake expert, Victoria Threader, has made these super cute owl cupcakes.

Try experimenting with patterns and colours for the bodies of these little birds. The toppers need to dry overnight so these are best made in advance of when you need them.

We think they really are worth the wait and would sure to be a hit for a child's birthday party. In fact, why not get the kids to help make them? They will love seeing their little toppers come alive! 

If you don't have an embossing mat try pressing a knife lightly over the icing in a cris-cross pattern to get a similar effect.


  • Deep muffin pan
  • 12 baking cups
  • Piping bag with a Wilton 2D nozzle (optional)
  • Rolling pin
  • Drying sponge
  • 65, 30, 20, 5mm circle cutters
  • Sharp knife
  • Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing mat (optional)

Step 1

Make a batch of our basic cupcakes (or any flavour you fancy) and a batch of our buttercream.

Step 2

The night before you need the toppers – roll out the coloured modelling paste, then emboss using the Argyle mat, if using.

Step 3

Cut 12x 65mm circles. Using the 30mm cutter cut a section from the top of each of the heads.

Step 4

For the eyes, cut 24x 20mm circles from the white fondant and stick them on with a brush of water. Cut 24x 5mm circles from the black fondant for the pupils and also stick them on with a dot of water.

Step 5

Roll the orange fondant and, using a sharp knife, cut tiny triangles for the beaks sticking them under the eyes. Leave the toppers to dry overnight.

Step 6

Bake and ice your cupcakes and place the finished toppers onto them.

Step 7

For added decoaration, you can place a piece of ribbon around the case using double sided sticky tape.

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