(No, not cupcakes... ) Owls. I've always loved them, but lately... Oh, I don't know how to put it. I just can't get enough of them, I suppose.
One day a few weeks ago Thomas was doing his homework, and Gabe, in usual fashion, found a piece of paper and a pencil and brought them to the kitchen table to do his homework too. I suggested he draw an owl, and I helped him. It just so happened that he had recently received a kids' wildlife magazine full of pictures, stories, and information all about them, so I took it out and drew some with him. I couldn't get enough.
In hindsight, it wasn't the first time... I now recall adding countless owl designs to my Ravelry faves long ago...
Since that day, though, I've been particularly drawn to the little creatures (both realistic and artistic). Still, it wasn't until I happened upon these cute little sugar creations at WalMart the other day that I realized an owl might be just the first birthday cake subject idea I was after. Needless to say, I am now so excited to get designing.
In the meantime, these super simple treats temporarily satisfied my need for some light baking and adorable owl-decorating--for today, and, however basic, Thomas and I had fun assembling them.
Next time I'll make my own pumpkin flags though. Either way, they were quite tasty!