I had this cute owl cake to make for
one of my good friend’s baby’s first birthday!
Yikes!!! Say that 10 times fast!!!
I was tripping up just typing it:-) LOL!
As I was getting started with the decorating,
I thought it would be fun to take pics along the way
and show you how easy it is to frost any image on a cake.
This cute little invitation was my inspiration.
Oh how I love that little owl!!!!
First enlarge and photo copy a bunch of sizes of the image.
The cake was not by my side, so I wasn’t sure how
large I wanted Miss Owl to be.
Frost the cake as smooth as you can get it with butter cream.
Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
Now you can lay parchment paper on top and lightly smooth in circles.
But I have a cheap and easy tip for you…
use a paper towel!!!
I love the imprint image it gives the background of your cake.
Plus they are a lot cheaper than the paper.
Cut out the image you want to use and
place it gently on the cake.
Use a toothpick to trace around the outside of the image.
Now it starts to get interesting…
start cutting the image apart
so that you can get the lines inside the image.
Just make sure you line up the image
with your outside lines each time you move it.
When you are done tracing you should
have a pile of paper parts on the counter.
And your cake should look something like this.
Now just follow the lines with a dark frosting color
and the rest is like coloring.
Fill in each area one color at a time.
Apparently I got camera lazy because there are no
photos as I did each color.
Then because all 1 year olds should have their own “smash” cake.
I wanted to make a mini owl all for her.
But what to use????
Wilton Mini Bear pan to the rescue!
You can see the pan and what the bear should look like.
To make her an owl, I carved off
the tummy, the arms, the legs, and the ears.
Still doesn’t look much like an owl though huh?
Again I forgot to take some pictures…
give me a little slack…it was like 2 am and I was sleepy!
Pipe your outlines and fill in each area with color.
Super cute OWL for the sweet birthday girl!!!