The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone! I don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays ever. Not just because of all the candy, but also because of the fun and festive desserts that I can make. I love making Halloween everything- cupcakes, rice krispy treats, cookies, and SO much more.

I’ll admit that I wanted to do so much more for Halloween this year, but unfortunately between school and family visiting, I didn’t have enough time to do that. But, I did manage to make these adorable sugar cookies!

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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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115 Cupcakes!

Last week I made A LOT of cupcakes! 115 to be exact. I have never made such a large amount of cupcakes in my life. That’s 12 batches of cupcakes and frosting! You all are probably wondering why I would make so many cupcakes in one night in the middle of the week. Well I’ll tell you.

Every year my school has a fall/Halloween festival for all of the 6th graders and a couple of students in our Leadership class gets to be in charge of holding this event, this year I was one of those students. We were planning to buy cupcakes for all of the students, but then I volunteered to make them. The flavors of cupcakes and frostings I used were chocolate and vanilla. The recipes I used are from these websites: chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes. Since this was a Halloween themed festival, I decided to make the vanilla frosting orange and use orange and black cupcake liners for the cupcakes. I also sprinkled some orange and black sprinkles to make the cupcakes more festive. Hope you like it!

Below are a few pictures of the cupcakes before and after they were frosted.

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