Whooo’s Ready for Ha”owl”loween?

How’s that for cheesiness overload?  I couldn’t help myself.  I’m super ready for autumn, Halloween, and everything in between.

If you haven’t noticed, owls seem to be all the rage lately.  It’s a good thing too, since I re”owl”ly like making them.

Just kidding.  Let me stop while you still like me.


These owls are so easy to make.  All you need is:

  • Flood and piping icing in the color/s of your choice
  • White flood icing
  • Large black candy beads
  • Yellow 20-second icing
  • Black food color gel or a black food color marker

Begin by using s smallish round or flower shaped cookie cutter to mark the eyes.  This trick really takes the guess work out of piping.

Once the cookies are marked outline them using a #2 tip.

Flood then quickly use white piping icing to add dots.  You now have a SPOTTED owl…

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

Fill the eyes with white flood icing the eyes then use tweezers to drop in black candy beads.

After a bit of drying time use a leaf tip to add ears {use the size best suited to the cutter you chose}.

Finally, use yellow 20-second icing to add a beak.

Let the cookies dry then use a #2 tip to add a beaded detail around the eyes.

Finish up by using a tiny brush to paint on lashes with gel color and water and add a tiny dot of white icing to the eye.  This really brings cookies to life.

The moment I decided to make these cookies I knew I would use a cat face cutter, but when it came time to choose I couldn’t. So, I tried them all, plus a random caldron that I found along the way.

  1. c {Wilton caldron}
  2. b {Wilton Hello Kitty}
  3. f {Betty Crocker 101 piece set}
  4. d {Michaels, about two years ago}
  5. e {Wilton cat face cutter}
  6. a {The Cookie Cutter Company}

Whatever cutter you choose, the end result is adorable.


If you love owls as much as I do, you’ll love these cookies:

I hope everyone is having an amazing week!

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  1. 41

    Your work is pure perfection! I am in awe of everything you create.

  2. 42
    Ann says:

    Curious, what cookie recipe you use?

  3. 43
    Maryann - Cookie Artisan says:

    Absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! These made my day brighter – thanks!

  4. 44
    Debra says:

    They are adorable! :D

  5. 45

    Hello, my name is Dennise, I love your work I’m a super fan of yours!!! And I wanted to share another cookie cutter that you can use to make your beautiful owls, is the “hello kitty” cookie cutter I just made some owl cookies with it and they came out gorgeous.

  6. 46
    Kim says:

    How is it possible that you remember where you bought every cookie cutter? I know you probably have 1000.

    BTW – these are totally cute. :)

  7. 47
    Melissa says:

    thank you so much for this tutorial! im new at cookies and just made these and with your wonderful tutorial they turned out great!!! :)

  8. 48
    Aloha says:

    These are so cute! Where do you get the “large black candy beads” and is there a brand name of the candy, or maker of the black candy beads used for the eyes?


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