Coolest Retro Owl Cake

Found this Owl cake on Pinterest and tried very hard to duplicate it. Did not get to duplicate it exactly as it was very detailed but did the best I could.  I used an 11×15 sheet pan to bake the cake. After I left it cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours, I took it out and cut it into the shape of an owl.  I had pre-traced a shape of an owl on wax paper, then laid it on the cake and took a sharp paring knife and cut the shape of the owl around the wax paper.

I will tell you that it will be very crumbly and that is why I put it the refrigerator to firm it up.  I made a simply homemade butter cream icing and colored it brown. I iced the owl first and then set aside a cup of butter cream and tinted it pink. I piped in into a bag and used a round tip for the borders of the owl as seen in pink.  As far as the other decorations went, I used different color icing tubes to decorate the rest of the cake, M&M’s for the eyes and where the owl wings and top of head are I used a star tip for the appearance of flowers since I could not find premade candy flowers.  My friend I made it for was thrilled and it was tasty too – Enjoy!