Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oliver's B-Day Party

We had a pretty low key party for little Oliver. With family. It was just right. But I did want to show you how I made his Owl cake. Am I a tad bit obsessed with owls and Oliver? Perhaps. When I get every thing done in his room you will see how true that really is (eek).

Anywho, here is the cake.
The finished product

To make it... this is what I came up with.

First I used my dome cake pan (that is actually for Barbie dress cakes)
The making of an owl cake

And made a stack of sugar cookie circles to use....
The making of an owl cake

And cupcakes. (Now the cupcakes and the cake are all from the same batch that I made from Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook (which if you've read my blog for a while you know I love!) It's called the Yellow Cake.)

I cooled them all. And made my icing (made a chocolate buttercream.)
First added two cupcakes on the top of the cake. I added a wooden skewer in each just to make sure it was steady.
The making of an owl cake

Then covered the whole thing in icing - making the parts at the top a little pointy with the icing.
Owl cake Beginnings

Let that dry a bit then smoothed out the icing more. And added the cookie eyes.
The making of an owl cake

Then added some Oreo halves for the eyes, some broken Oreo halves for the eyebrows and one small orange smartie for the beak.
Another shot of the final

I decorated the rest of the cupcakes too....
Owl cupcake
A little flock of owls....
A plate full of cupcakes

All the treats together (had to ice the rest of the cookies too!)
All the treats

And here is Oliver with his cake... which he touched twice and then cried to be done :)
Oliver with his Owl Cake

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Ashby said...

Such a cute cake and cupcakes! I love it!

AKutarna said...

Sooooo cute!

Abby Metz said...

Love the cupcakes!

JoKnows said...

I love owls too. Not sure why, but I do. Owl necklaces, owl mug, and now owl cake! I have pinned it, and I actually think I could accomplish this with your instructions. Thanks. :)

Kristyn said...

CUTE! I am doing an owl cake for my babies 1st birthday next week. I may have to steal this idea for the cake, it looks way easier than what I was going to do. Our owl will probably be pink!! That is what happens in a house of all girls (well the Mr. but he is use to it).

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

oh my goodness it turned out fantastic, good work! I especially love the little cupcakes, I am sure he loved them too!

Kayla A. said...

I love it! One of my good friends is owl obsessed, looks like she'll be getting a cake from me on her next birthday! Super adorable, thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

That's awesome! I love how you reused the Barbie dress cake pan. I have a lady bug pan that I have used exactly once, for my daughter's 2nd birthday. :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh I love the cake and cupcakes. Too cute.

Visible Voice said...

um...amazing. love owls too. perfect!

Kristin said...

Love it. Wow, there is no doubting that he is one of your kids!!!