HOW TO MAKE AN OWL CAKE🎂 by 💋Jasmine 💋 - Musely
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HOW TO MAKE AN OWL CAKE🎂

posted in Food & Drink > Recipes
01/03/2015
  • What you will need:

    2 six inch round cake layers
    1 half of a ball cake layer
    2 cups of chocolate frosting {Like my Whipped Buttercream} or white coloured icing
    8 inch foil cake board or cake platter
    1A round decorator’s tip
    decorator bag
    A few balls of coloured fondant
    Round cutters – 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 3/4 inch (or base of 1A tip)

  • 1. Start by baking your cakes.
    1. Start by baking your cakes.
  • 2. Stack the layers with your icing in between and give the cakes a crumb coat. It’s doesn’t have to be super pretty. It’s getting covered up anyway! Place it in the fridge to set up the icing.
    2. Stack the layers with your icing in between and give the cakes a crumb coat. It’s doesn’t have to be super pretty. It’s getting covered up anyway! Place it in the fridge to set up the icing.
  • 3. While the cake is chillin’ in the fridge, colour the fondant you would like for the belly of the owl. I used some chocolate fondant that I just lightened up by adding pieces of white to each ball. You can also colour some yellow and black fondant at this time.
    3. While the cake is chillin’ in the fridge, colour the fondant you would like for the belly of the owl. I used some chocolate fondant that I just lightened up by adding pieces of white to each ball. You can also colour some yellow and black fondant at this time.
  • 4. Roll out your balls and cut out the circles using the 1 1/2 inch cutter. You will need 5 dark, 4 1/2 medium/dark, 4 medium/light, 3 light. Start on the bottom with the darkest colour if you want an ombre look but you can also just randomly place them on the cake like I did for the more colourful owls in the picture at the top!

  • 6. Once your belly feathers are in place, you are ready to frost the rest of the bird. Place your 1A round tip in the bottom of your decorator bag and add your frosting of choice. I’m using Whipped Chocolate Buttercream.
    6. Once your belly feathers are in place, you are ready to frost the rest of the bird. Place your 1A round tip in the bottom of your decorator bag and add your frosting of choice. I’m using Whipped Chocolate Buttercream.

  • Start by piping dots all around the bottom of the cake.
    Start by piping dots all around the bottom of the cake.

  • Take your decorators spatula and press into the ball and swipe up.
    Take your decorators spatula and press into the ball and swipe up.

  • Make your way around the whole cake.
    Make your way around the whole cake.

  • Add a row of dots above the first row and do the same thing. Continue this row by row until you get to the top.
    Add a row of dots above the first row and do the same thing. Continue this row by row until you get to the top.

  • Next we need to make the eyes and beek. Take some golden yellow fondant and create a little round cone by shaping with your hands. Then use a 2 inch circle cutter to cut the base of the eye, 1 1/2 inch to cut the black eyeball and the top of a 2A/1A tip for the white reflection spot. You can also roll 6 small balls for the claws of the bird!

  • Place the eyes on first, putting them close together. Then using a toothpick inserted in the beak, place it between the eyes. Place the yellow balls in sets of three at the bottom of the cake for the feet.
    Place the eyes on first, putting them close together. Then using a toothpick inserted in the beak, place it between the eyes. Place the yellow balls in sets of three at the bottom of the cake for the feet.
  • Cut out two triangles of contrasting colours for ears and place them ontop of the cake to the sides.
    Cut out two triangles of contrasting colours for ears and place them ontop of the cake to the sides.

  • To finish it off, I added a little bow that I made by pressing two round triangles between a small ball of fondant.
    To finish it off, I added a little bow that I made by pressing two round triangles between a small ball of fondant.

  • There you go: a pretty little owl. Perfect for any owl enthusiast!
    There you go: a pretty little owl. Perfect for any owl enthusiast!

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