3-inch round cookie cutter 2 small kitchen-dedicated art brushes
Place the snack cakes on a parchment-lined work surface. Using the cookie cutter, gently score half circles onto each side of the cake to denote the owl's wings (don’t cut through, just make a line with the cutter). Use a dry art brush loaded with cocoa powder to color the half circle marks to denote the owl's wings.
Place a chocolate chip onto the cream covered cookie halves to create pupils. Using a separate kitchen-dedicated art brush, brush a dime-sized portion of the caramel or corn syrup onto the back of each cookie to act as "glue." Place two cookies side-by-side onto the upper-third portion of the snack cake, creating eyes. Brush a small amount of caramel onto one side of a whole almond and place it just below each pair of owl eyes to create a beak.
Brush a small amount of caramel, approximately 1/2-inch long, onto the left and right bottom edge of the snack cake. Place three sunflower seeds, pointed-ends down, on each of the caramel brushstrokes to create talons. Repeat with the remaining snack cakes and ingredients.