The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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HALLOWEEN Treats {& Video Tutorial}

Last Friday was one of my favorite holidays- It was HALLOWEEN! I have always loved Halloween since I was a toddler. I love the costumes and the candy, but most of all the Halloween baking!

There are so many things that I would’ve made this year, but I settled on a couple of very simple and tasty treats that were really fun to make.

The first treat I made were these very cute mini candy corn themed cupcakes. These were SO easy to make. I basically took some vanilla cake batter and dyed half of the batter orange and the other half yellow with food coloring. Then I put a scoop of yellow cake batter in the cupcake liner and then on top, a scoop of orange cake batter. I let the cupcakes bake like usual and then piped on some white vanilla buttercream on top to complete the candy corn effect.

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Graduation Day Cake Pops

Congratulations to all those who are graduating! I myself do not graduate from junior high until next year, but I made these cake pops anyway for our neighbors’ college graduation party.

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I found this cute idea on this blog and decided to try it out.

If you haven’t figured it out already, these cake pops are supposed to look like little blue graduation day hats.

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For the bottom portion of these cake pops, I used cupcake shaped chocolate molds and I filled the mold with blue candy melts and a cake ball in the center. Then I placed a lollipop stick into the center of the cake ball and I let it harden in the freezer. For directions on how to make cake balls, please look below.

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Then for the top part of the hat, I didn’t find any square chocolate molds, so instead I improvised. I placed a square cookie cutter on top of a parchment lined tray and I filled the cutter with the blue candy melts. Then I placed the tray into the freezer until the chocolate hardened. I took the tray out and when I picked the cutter up, the chocolate easily slipped out.

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For decorations, I used a mini yellow M&M and I used an Air Heads Extremes candy for the yellow tail of the hat.

Our neighbors really enjoyed them and I hope you do too!

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