Owl Cake

fondant owl cake

My cake design process has changed lately due to Pinterest. Sometimes I’m not so sure that I love this new trend, but other times it is a lot of fun to create a cake based on pictures of other designs.

For this first birthday celebration, my client provided two cake pictures to inspire me. She wanted the polka dots and the name on the side like this cake, and the owl from this cake. The cake needed to integrate the party colors, too: pink, green and brown.

Armed with pictures, it was time to begin! This is a gluten-free chocolate 9″ round cake, and the owl is made from Rice Krispies and marshmallow. Continue reading

Sculpting Owls

Cute character owls are all the rage! This fun owl cake for an 11 year-old girl started with her very own drawing.

Emma also sent along other pictures for inspiration, including a type of flower she liked from my cake gallery pictures. It was so fun to make these adorable little owls for Emma’s birthday. Interested in making your own? Check out the picture tutorial and instructions below. Continue reading