03 July 2013

Watch Bake Create - Owls



This week focuses on owls and we have:

Watched Legend of the Guardians
Baked Chocolate Owl Cupcakes
Created Tissue Roll Owls
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Chocolate Owl Cupcakes


Ingredients
Cupcakes
2 eggs
4oz sugar
4oz self raising flour
4oz butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Decoration
200g chocolate
200g double cream
Oreo biscuits
Smarties/M&Ms/Skittles etc







Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Combine all of the cupcake ingredients (butter, eggs, flour, sugar and vanilla) together in a bowl to create you cake mixture
  • Divide the mixture equally between 12 cupcake cases in a cupcake baking tray
  • Cook for around 12-15 minutes until risen and golden
  • Allow to cool
  • To create your topping, warm the cream in a saucepan and pour it over the broken chocolate in a bowl
  • Leave the cream to melt the chocolate for a minute and then stir well to remove any lumps
  • Place in the fridge to chill for an hour
  • Apply to the cakes
  • Split the Oreo biscuits in half and place the sides with filling on top of the topping
  • Add a small amount of topping onto a sweet and place it on top of the biscuits to represent eyes
  • Use an orange coloured sweet and push it into the cupcake beneath the biscuits to represent a nose
  • Leave to set for 30 minutes in the fridge
  • Scoff!


Tissue Roll Owl



Equipment
Tissue roll
Sticky tape
Cake cases
Glue
Scissors
Pen
Felt/card/paper


Method
Fold the top edge of the tissue roll over in two and tape it down to create two points
Cut 3 paper cases in half and remove the non ruffled area
Using the glue, stick two halves of the cake cases onto the sides of the tissue roll for wings
Stick 3 of the remaining halves onto the front of the tissues roll for feathers
Using card (or paper and felt), cut out circles as eyes, adding details with pen and stick above the paper case halves
Add a triangular piece of felt/card for a nose
Leave to dry




  
Legend of the Guardians

This is an animated adaptation of the first three books of the 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole' series by Kathryn Lasky. Barn owl Soren is captured and taken to St. Aggie's, a home for orphan owls. This orphanage for young owls forces the owls into becoming soldiers and they are made to join the organisation's army. Soren soon makes friends and together they break free and travel to the island of Ga'Hoole to help a group of owls battle against the evil leaders at St. Aggie's....




87 comments :

  1. Oh the cupcakes look yummy and cute. To eat or not to eat :0)

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  2. Lovely thanks for sharing this!

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  3. oohhh very clever, love the linked theme, the cupcakes look delicious

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  4. Love the cakes. Need to get my kids crafting more x

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  5. Gorgeous ideas - my two girls are owl obsessed so will keep these for the hols!

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  6. We LOVE Owls!
    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I think we'll use them for my daughter's BD party in September.
    Thanks again.

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  7. I love this idea. It's another one to add to the summer holidays make its.

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  8. What a lovely combination of ideas - so great to have a theme.

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  9. Love the Chocolate Owl Cupcakes,lovely idea's,thanks for sharing

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  10. I love the owl cupcakes. The children will enjoy helping make these.

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  11. The tissue roll owls are great, would never have thought of them, despite having loads always around (usually end up as Binoculars LOL

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  12. Wish me luck, not very good at baking, going to try out the cupcakes though lol :)

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  13. Oooh we are gong to have to give this a go ty x

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  14. Aww, I really love the owl cupcakes! They're so cute, and I'm so glad you've put the recipe up for it - thank you!

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  15. Thanks for the Owl ideas, shall be giving the cupcakes a go

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  16. I love owls! So nice ideas to fill our homes with the cute bird!

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  17. I love owls! Thanks, we'll add these to our half-term bucket list!

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  18. love the owls theme just love owls in our house :)

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  19. My kids just love owls. So I'll definitely be baking these and creating the toilet roll owls later today. Thanks for sharing

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  20. I and my little ones love owls so will be making some of your great ideas. Thank you for this :)

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  21. They're fabulous. I like the Oreo idea.

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  22. LOL, love the owl cups! (They look a bit like me with my Deidre from Corrie specs on!

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  23. I love the owl cupcakes what a fantastic idea

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  24. Ahh I love these! My son loves Owls at the moment so I think he would adore helping me make these :) x

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  25. The 'nose' on the owl cupcakes is perfect-great idea!

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  26. Great ideas, Love the recipe. Whilst the paper Owl looks cute.

    Rachel Craig

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  27. How cute is that owl I will have a try at half term with the children.

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  28. I love the way you have made the owls, really good idea.

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  29. I love owls! I'm not a great fan of this movie, however, I'm loving the cupcakes and the loo roll owl - definitely going to be making these with my little minime! He loves baking and crafts so he will love these xx

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  30. These look amazing, well done! I think I will have to try these... ;0)

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  31. Cute cupcakes, my daughter would love these.

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  32. these cakes look awesome!

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  33. So cute, a lovely idea amazing what can be done with a toilet roll

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  34. love the toilet roll owls, fab idea for the kids x

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  35. Wow, love these, especially the owl toilet roll x

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  36. My mum-in-law loves owls, I am definitely making the owl cupcakes she'd love that, ty!

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  37. Great ideas for the tissue rolls for kids. I love them and shall have a go when my niece comes visiting. She loves crafting.

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  38. i love owls great idea, the cupcakes looks gorgeous x

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  39. Brilliant - my family love owls, so I'm going to make these for a family surprise

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  40. Aww how adorable we LOVE Owls!
    I am loving the look of that cupcakes they sound lovely

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  41. These look great!

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  42. they look good. our youngest daughter has recently been doing about owls after they had some visit her class in school

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  43. we love owls, and these cupcakes look fab, thanks for the recipe

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  44. Cute! owls seem very popular at the moment

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  45. My daughter would love making these

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  46. Those tissue roll owls are so cute!

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  47. Owls are enduring favourites with their mesmerising eyes and gentle natures. Love the Tissue roll owl. It's a great idea for a weekend activity.

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  48. We made owl cakes like this a wee while ago - i love the idea of watch bake and create!

    Ashleigh

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  49. another great idea for my grandaughters birthday x

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  50. I love the idea of doing more than just watching a film!

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  51. these look great :D love the cupcake owls

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  52. Our neighbour's daughter loves owls so will have to give some of these ideas a try

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  53. FAB fun, the cupcakes look lovely

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  54. Wise owls, or so it has been said. Also some people refer to night shift workers as Night Owls.

    Rachel Craig

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  55. What a great idea. These look fab.

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