We were expecting visitors today (unfortunately those plans fell through), so preparing a special treat was a must. Grace spent nearly an hour thumbing through, "Hello, Cupcake" by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, trying to select the perfect dessert. In the end she chose the cute owl cupcakes.
Here's our version of the Mama owls, which vary slightly from the book....
And since making two dozen of these owls seemed a bit daunting, we made twelve of the cupcakes "plain". Well, plain according to Grace since they only contained frosting and crushed Oreo bits.
Dean and I are hopeful that all the chocolate Grace ingested today doesn't keep her up with owls tonight! You see, chocolate has the tendency to make our girl quite hyper in the evening hours.