Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday

My sister-in-law decided owls would be a cute theme for my niece’s first birthday party. I told her I would be happy to make her an owl cake and smash cake.  I only have sons, so I jump at any opportunity to make girly cakes.  The color scheme was going to be pink and turquoise, so I based my cake ideas on that. I frosted and stacked 2-8″ cakes and 2-6″ cakes with white butter cream frosting. I colored butter cream light pink, dark pink, black, brown, and turquoise.

I used a flower tip to form the border at the top and alternated the colors in the center of the flowers. I piped a number 1 on top in blue, then piped a white 1 over it. I piped a white shell border around the bottom of each tier. Using a star tip, I piped on branches with brown icing.  I used a #3 tip to draw my owls, then I used a drop flower tip to add light pink flowers to the branches and put white dots in the center.

For the owl smash cake, I started with an 8″ layer and shaped it with a knife. I covered the whole cake with butter cream icing and then started piping on stars with a #18 tip to make the blue feathers, pink wings, heart, and flower. Finally, I added a white shell border, used a round tip for the eyes, eyelashes, nose, and number 1. I thought the cakes turned out really cute and went along perfectly with the owl theme of the party. My sister-in-law made favors out of baby food jars decorated like owls and a birthday banner with owls and my niece’s name. I sewed her a first birthday dress with an owl to match the decorations. The party was a huge success with lots of friends and family joining the celebration.

Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday

Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday

Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday

Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday

Cool Owl Cakes for First Birthday