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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Owl Baby Shower Cupcakes

Baby shower in the office today!!! Kelly Hill is an amazing designer, go into any bookstore, and there is bound to be a book designed by her.
Yummy Mommy!

A little bird told me that the expecting mother likes owls (she makes these really cool fabric owls too)! So I made her an owl family on the cupcakes. =)

It also made sense to me to have mini cupcakes for a baby shower. I tried a quick recipe from my newly acquired Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. My adapted version wasn't too sweet, which was good because I am sure the buttercream made up for it!

One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
(Makes about 18 regular cupcakes or about 40 mini cupcakes)

1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup of warm water
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and have all ingredients at room temperature. Also have your cupcake liners and pans ready.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Reduce speed to low. Add in eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract, and water. Mix until smooth and combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly, filling each about two-thirds full.
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Take cupcakes out to cool before frosting.
Best wishes to your growing family Kelly!
I think you will make a hooting good mom!

Mother and Baby Owl!


  1. I love owls. I think they are lucky - perfect choice for a baby shower!

  2. These are so sweet :o)

    I'm going to try this recipe today I think!


  3. These are adorable. I wish you had taken your cupcake course while you were still working here, that's all I'm sayin.

  4. So cute! Love the blue!

  5. Oh so cute! I would have a baby just to get these made for me.

  6. I love the Yummy Mummy! :-D Great looking cupcakes.

  7. What deliciousness! - Thank you, we hope the owls will bring her lots of luck then!

    Tara Nelson - Thank you! Let us know how it goes. I found the batter more liquidy than usual, but it turned out fine in the oven!

    Clare - Thanks Clare. I had wanted to take classes, there was a Michael's nearby! Although, after going through those classes, I'm glad I did them during the summer holiday. It was cake after cake after cake!

    justJENN - Thank you! =)

    Cucinista - Hahahaha! =D

    Brandy L - Thank you so much! =)

  8. Eeee! The owls are so cute! I love the colour scheme too!

  9. Great colors. Love the mini's!

  10. Those look really good! And thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll have to try it some day! :D

  11. apparentlyjessy - Thank you!!! I really liked how the greenish colour turned out. =)

    Calm In The Kitchen - Thank you! Mini cupcakes are the best, plus that way more people in the office can eat 'em!

    Little Miss Baker - Thank you. =)

    Julie - Thank you! I will attempt to share more recipes that I try from these awesome cookbooks!

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