This owl baby shower cake was created to celebrate the arrival of twins and was so fun to make.
The cake had to feed 50 people. The couple were expecting twins, one boy one girl, and it was a outdoor theme party in Seattle, WA ( The Evergreen State). The budget for the cake was $200.00.
Creating the Cake:
I created the wood grain look by marbling white fondant with ivory, yellow and chocolate Americolor gels and then rolling it out and cutting. I got lucky and nailed it on my first try. It doesn’t always work that way. I free hand cut the age grooves/age lines and I free hand carved the bark (etching in a HOOT HOOT) in the back of the cake. I used chocolate fondant for the sides of the cake.
I used a 12 inch round cake baked in a 4 inch deep fat daddy cake pan. I used a 10 inch round cake on top. I used the fat red straws on the bottom as a normal support and put 3 dowels through both to insure that this structure was steady.
Remember to always use your cake board under each layer. I have only decorated cakes now for a little over a year and my first 6 months no one told me that. That makes all the difference and your fat straws from the store are the BEST support and cheap. Rice paper can be found at most cake stores. It was very easy to find. Oh, and I used a edible ink marker ( you can find them at any craft store).
The Baby Owls:
YES! They are all edible. I used Rice Krispie treats covered in marshmallow fondant and then I sculpted out huge holes where the eyes would go. I let the owls sit over night to harden after I had the formed them the way I wanted them to look. I made the eyes out of fondant and for the feathers I hand cut each one out of edible rice paper (the same product you use for spring rolls and rice candy). I used a water/fondant mixture and a paint brush to stick each feather onto the owls.
You’ll have a HOOT making this cake!