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!

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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  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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