The Partiologist: Happy Owl-O-Ween!

Happy Owl-O-Ween!

I wasn't quite sure what these little guys were, then realized they were owls turned witches for Halloween.  I guess everyone likes to dress up.  And they are votive candle holders, I decided they were too cute for a votive, so I made Mocha Cupcakes.  And I'm pretty sure they are much happier holding a cupcake rather than a candle.  I know I am!
 
Mocha Cupcakes
 
 
If you want to get happy, make these Mocha Cupcakes!  No owl needed.


Start with a Devils Food Cake Mix (Because it's Halloween).
 
Add 2 Tbsp. Espresso Powder to the mix and follow box instructions.
 
What makes them extra SPECIAL??
 
The dark chocolate cappuccino flavored Ovation bits which can be ordered through
 
Add 1 Cup Cappuccino Ovation Bits to the mixture.  (BTW, they are delicious!)
 
Pour into muffin cups.
 
Bake according to directions.
 
Remove from oven and let cool.
  
I made a regular chocolate butter cream frosting (Recipe Below) and added 2 Tbsp. Espresso Powder to the frosting and piped it on the top.  Finished it off by adding a chocolate covered espresso bean to the top of each cupcake.  Have a bite and get happy!
 
I have another recipe to share that baked up perfectly and tasted wonderful!
Mini Pumpkin Loaf Cakes
 
 
Individually packaged with a leaf and ribbon, they look like they fell right off the tree.
 
 
And they couldn't be easier!    
 
After finding the perfect pan, I found the perfect recipe.  (Below)  After I took them out of the oven, I topped the cakes with wax paper, placed a cookie sheet on top and flipped it over.  Lifted off the pan, and there were six of the cutest little pumpkin cakes just waiting to be packaged.  Or eaten.  To keep them from sticking to the bag, I dipped each cake into raw sugar before wrapping.

Mini Pumpkin Loaf Cakes
by The Partiologist
Cook Time: 20 minutes


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ingredients (6 Mini Cakes)
  • For the Cake
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Whisk dry ingredients together. Add the pumpkin and eggs, mix until well blended. Pour into greased and floured individual mini loaf cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool. Turn cakes out on wax paper.
 
Mocha Butter Cream Frosting
by The Partiologist

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
Melt chocolate in heavy saucepan on very low heat.  Set aside to cool.
Combine sugar, butter, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
 
 
Happy Fall-O-Ween!

24 comments :

  1. Love your posts! You're just so creative! Anne

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  2. Hoot, hoot. Your owls do look very happy holding those cupcakes. What a great pan for pumpkin bread. We always used to give loaves of pumpkin bread for Christmas to teachers and friends.I love how you packages your loaves.

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    1. I bought this pan last year but didn't have a chance to use it. So I made sure I got it out early!

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  3. man what i wouldn't give to have a cupcake that big to carry around my back. and the raw sugar you added to your mini loaf cakes is genius! :)

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    1. Ha ha, a big cupcake to carry on your back...only you! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh. I LOVE owls and those are just adorable. Loving everthing you have done so far. So creative. from, twobeautifulgirls

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  5. I love how your brain works! A votive holder for cupcakes? YES PLEASE!! The cupcakes look delish!

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    1. Isn't it fun when you repurpose something and it works?? :)

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  6. How do you do it? Do you ever sleep? Once again I love everything you shared and I think I may give those little owls a try!

    THANKS, Annette

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    1. As a matter of fact, I don't sleep much! Glad you're giving it a try!

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  7. What a great idea for candle holders! I'll never look at them the same way again!

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    1. I think if I ever used something it was meant for, my family would be surprised! :)

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  8. I already have a sweet tooth.. and then you do such adorable things with desserts. Lovely!!

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    1. Aww thanks! I loved making sweets look cute and pretty! :)

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  9. Oh my goodness EEEK that cake pan is tooo cute, they would have to be some of the sweetest looking pumpkin loaves I have seen. Oh and BTW I love mocha so I'm totally with you, those have been put to way better use holding up your cupcakes.

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    1. They are the sweetest, I know because I have eaten several of them! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. I have a mini pumpkin cake pan and I have been looking for a recipe to use with it. Thank you! I will be making these!

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    1. You will be happy you did - they are delicious!

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  11. Kim those owls are so fun! I saw this pan somewhere but I didn't get it. I don't know why I love mini cakes! I love the simplicity of the recipe, it make the pumpkin shine.

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    1. Thanks Hani - now the next time you see the pan you will get it, or just make them in regular mini loaf pans - I know you'll find a way! :)

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