Groovy Owl Birthday Cake

by Jessica
(Houston Tx)

I have a tiny obsession with all these cute little owl party decorations,greeting cards, toys and what not. They are so incredibly adorable I just want to squeeze them. So when I finally got the chance to make an Owl cake I squealed like a little girl and grabbed my spatula.

This one is based off a collection of birthday decorations and has a groovy hippie vibe to it!

So to start I baked the cakes and cooled them and then filled them and let them chill completely before carving the sides.

I use a bread knife to taper the sides, I just eyeball it to make sure the angle is the same for each tier .

I like this tapered look for funky cute cakes because it adds that little something special .

I used gel food coloring to color my marshmallow fondant, matching the colors to the party decorations.

The Owl topper, peace sign, bird,butterfly and bows were made from the same colored fondant.
I just added some tylose powder to it so that they would dry hard.

Decorators Tip

I like to use tylose because gumpaste takes color differently then fondant and once dried the colors would not have matched the cake exactly, by adding tylose to the already colored fondant I get a perfect color match.

Using Melted Chocolate As Glue

The accents were made in advance and allowed to dry. Then I attached toothpicks and/or wooden skewers to the back using melted chocolate so that they could be inserted into the cake.

Applying The Fondant

Once the cakes were carved, iced and fondant covered, the fun starts.
To cover just the tops of the cake with fondant I chilled the butter cream iced cakes and then laid the fondant over the top, smoothing it down about half way and then trimming the excess off with a knife.

Little Details

I used various flower cutters to decorate the bottom tier, piped butter cream for the middle and a combo of fondant stripes, tiny flower and butter cream detail for the top.

Finally I added the hardened accents and then sprayed the entire thing with a mixture of pearl sheen and vodka to give it a little sparkle.
It makes me happy just to look at this cake, it's so cheery and bright plus it has that adorable little owl up there :)

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Mar 18, 2011
by: Brianne

Absolutely amazing cake! It looks beautiful! What detail...I am speechless!!! Great job!

Mar 20, 2011
by: Helen - ImageCakes

What a beautiful cake - such stunning colours.

Sep 11, 2011
by: Lisa B

Sooo Cute!! Amazing job well done!!

Nov 04, 2011
How much
by: ashley

Ok so in Houston Texas and my daughters 1st b day is in Jan and her theme is owls. I was wondering how much it would be for something like that. Please feel free to call me at 832 382 5175 or email me at thank you!

Jan 03, 2012
by: Shay

Jessica can you email me with pricing as well i would love this cake for an owl party i am planning.

Jan 12, 2012
by: Stephanie

My daughter came across your cake and is wanting a 2 tier version of your cake. Would you mind of I use your beautiful design for my granddaughter's birthday cake?

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