Here's what I ended up with for Charlotte's 'spooky' birthday cupcakes. I used an Oreo Cakester for the body, two chocolate-covered sunflower seeds for the eyes and black scrapbook paper for the wings.
For easier assembly, I cut the wing and ear for each side as one piece. I used a paper punch from Martha Stewart to give the wings a more girly personality. Though the sinister Cakester-frosting smile was entirely unplanned, it was a welcome surprise.
After I prepped the wings and things, Isaac put the cupcakes together while I stitched up dragon tails. All together (not including baking), the cupcakes and tails took us a bit longer than one run of the original True Grit on AMC. (I think Isaac made two trips to the store in there too.) Who says bats are for Halloween alone?
It's true, Charlotte, you ARE your own self.