First, I googled owl cakes and found Anita's blog "Leave Room for Dessert" she had the cutest owl cake and great instructions. I did not follow her recipe but I did use her idea of tracing my pans and then drawing my pic and cutting out my pieces. I used a regular box of chocolate cake mix and added half a box of instant choc pudding to help the batter be firmer so it would be easier to work with and I used applesauce instead of oil. (It was super yummy by the way) After I cooked the cake and it cooled for awhile I traced my pans and then drew my owl on those circles. I then cut out my pattern pieces to see what I would need to cut from my cake.
|My cut out cake. One whole round was left alone and I cut the other one up. Again sorry I did not take pics of the process but check out Leave Room for Dessert for a more detailed tutorial.|
|Some of my pattern pieces.|
I made my own icing from a Wiltons box that I bought from Michaels. I don't like the super sweet stuff so I used the whipped icing. It is yummy but it does not get firm so it will not show the details that buttercream will.
|Frosted cake :)|
I also made the very few decorations for the party. I could not find anything in the stores so if you can't buy it make it! Way more fun and super cheap. I picked up 6 pieces of felt from the store for 0.29cents each. Then I drew out different owl parts wings, eyes, body, etc in differnt sized and started tracing on my material. A little hot glue and a few buttons later (buttons were for the eyes) and here are my owls.
|Felt owls (sorry bad picture and this is only a few of them.)|