Coolest Chocolate Fudge Owl Cake

I decided to make this chocolate fudge owl cake for a friend’s birthday as she likes owls and penguins. I decided against the penguin as black icing doesn’t taste that nice. I Googled some images to give me an idea of where to start. I had been recently given the Mary Berry baking bible as a present and have set myself the task of doing all 250+ recipes before I’m 50.

So made the sponge from her choc fudge cake recipe and coated it in the choc ganache to be able to strike one of my list. I made the owl using her recipe but any 3 egg choc cake one should do. I used a med size Pyrex bowl for the body and a small shaped tin for the head. I also added some cake trimmings to the bottom for added height. I carved the head onto a shape and  sliced and sandwiched the cakes together with the choc ganache. Then set them on a bed of matchmakers to look like a nest. I used a leaf shaped cutter and choc fondant to make the feathers. I piped butter cream for the eyes and the tummy and placed flaked almonds to look like white feathers.

Then I started at the bottom and working up I coated the cake in ganache and added the fondant feathers over lapping as I went. Next I mixed a small amount of choc and white fondant to make a light brown for the feet and beak, used a small amount of black for the eyes and choc for the ears. I finished off by dusting the feathers with some gold petal dust. I think he is my favorite cake to date and cant wait to see everybody’s face when I show them tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “Coolest Chocolate Fudge Owl Cake”

  1. Great looking owl cake, my soon to be 26 yr old daughter has requested one for her birthday may 16th.

  2. Great looking owl cake, my soon to be 26 yr old daughter has requested one for her birthday may 16th.

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