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.
To make it… this is what I came up with.
First I used my dome cake pan (that is actually for Barbie dress cakes)
And made a stack of sugar cookie circles to use….
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.
Then covered the whole thing in icing – making the parts at the top a little pointy with the icing.
Let that dry a bit then smoothed out the icing more. And added the cookie eyes.
Then added some Oreo halves for the eyes, some broken Oreo halves for the eyebrows and one small orange smartie for the beak.
I decorated the rest of the cupcakes too….
A little flock of owls….
All the treats together (had to ice the rest of the cookies too!)
And here is Oliver with his cake… which he touched twice and then cried to be done 🙂