Who doesn’t love an owl cupcake? It is such a great theme for a baby shower! Recently I had the opportunity to bake owl cupcakes for a baby shower. I talked with the person ordering on the phone and I formed an image of owls in my head. I spent some time making a Pinterest board and shared the ideas I found with her.
She thought the ideas were cool but her daughter in law already had a plan. She sent me the picture of the cupcakes that she was looking to have.
Sour cream makes baked goods so tender! The texture is similar to my favorite childhood cake; Texas sheet cake. These cupcakes bake beautifully and stay very moist. To intensify the flavor, make sure you use all coffee instead of the blend of coffee and water.
I love this recipe with a peanut butter mousse frosting as in the picture below, but they work well with most any frosting. Another great pairing is mint chocolate cookie frosting.
I based this sugar cookie recipe off my regular gluten filled version. In fact the only difference is the flour blend instead of all purpose. I do find that it is important to chill these before rolling out. Not a long time is required, but enough to make the dough a little less soft. You will want to have ample flour available for rolling.