I have been asked by a few of you about birthdays at our house. Yes, there are twelve of us, so a lot of parties. Funny thing is, that there are seven “summer birthdays.” We have grown to call the May-July months the “Big Summer Birthday Bash!” Our bash started two weeks ago and we had two parties in that time frame. We also have a birthday next week, not to mention our relatives and friends. Whew! Sometimes I wonder how much cake I consume….never mind…let’s not go there. 🙂
Okay, about this owl cake. I made it for my sister’s birthday. Cissy turned 14 last week and she is a total girl. She knows all about style, nail polish, fedoras, and all those really long necklaces with the charms on the bottom. I wanted to make her a cute, stylish, girly cake and came across an image of an owl cake. Bingo! I thought it was the perfect cake, fitting all of my criteria’s. It helps too, that owls are the height of fashion right now.
Not much of a recipe to share guys, but I will walk you through the instructions!
1.) I used for the actual cake I used my DIY Yellow Cake Mix. Which, if I might add, worked really, really well! Find out how to make it here.
2.) Crumb coat the two layered 9″ cakes and put it in the freezer to seal on the frosting and crumbs.
3.) Coat the cake with a second layer. (I used pink!)
4.) Put on the Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies, with dabs of white frosting on each, for the eyes. Then add peppermint patties for the pupils.
5.) Make/buy rolled fondant and shape the beak, eyelashes, ears, and bow. If you google: “Marshmallow Fondant Recipe+blog” you will get excellent resources for fondant tutorials.
6.) Use M&M’s for the feet.
So sweet! Happy birthday to Cissy! I love how pink that frosting is, and you made a darling cake, Kloe.
Thanks! I will tell Cissy you said Happy Birthday. I loved the shade of pink too! I just dropped a tiny drop of red food dye in my white buttercream frosting. 🙂 Have a great day, Ngan.
I love it! I wish I had such a big family, I could celebrate a birthday every week 😉
Your owl looks amazing! So beautiful 🙂 And indeed, owls are super fashion :p
Oh and I love the fact that you have Summer Birthday Bashes 😀
Thanks Sarah! I loved making it. How many are in your family? Haha! Yeah, my older sister came up with that title and it really stuck! 🙂
I’m an only child and if I count every member of my closets family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and my parents) that would make 21 xD
Well, your sister came up with a great title!
Wow! I could never imagine living alone….I will someday of course though. Most of our relatives live out of town, but things never get dull here that is for sure.
I’m quite used to be the only child here :p I had a lot of kids from the same age living in my street 🙂 My family doesn’t live in the same toen either. My grandparents live in the town next to ours so that’s nice 🙂
Seven summer birthdays! Such an exciting time!! The cake is absolutely beautiful (and adorable). I hope Cissy had a wonderful birthday as well. 🙂
Thanks! I am glad you liked the cake!
This is super cute!! 🙂
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Happy birthday to Cissy:) with pink owl cakeshe would have enjoyed
Your owl cake is super adorable Kloe! I love owls! Wonderful job on this!!
Thanks! Owls are some of my favorites too! Happy Fiesta Friday!
So cuteeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I love it!!!!! 12 of you in the house?! SERIOUSLY??!?
Awe, thanks, Stephanie! Yeah, twelve, it is sure always exciting. 🙂 Stop in again!
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Very adorable Owl Cake! My kids gonna love your cake =)
Happy Fiesta Friday Kloe!!!
Thanks! I hope they do! Happy Fiesta Friday to you too! :=)
I love this!!!! You are a whiz at cute cake design 🙂 Hope your sister knows how lucky she is to have you making her bday cakes. Happy bday to her 🙂
Thanks, Liz! I am glad you like the design. 🙂 Awe, your so sweet! It is my pleasure to make bday cakes! 🙂 Have an amazing weekend.
What a fun cake–so cute! 🙂
Thanks Nancy! I am glad you like it! 🙂
What a cute cake! very creative of you, Kloe!
Thanks! I had a ball making it and coming up with the little accents and charms!
Thanks, Loretta! Happy Fiesta Friday to you too!
That is such a cute cake! I love it!
Thanks Jess! I am happy you like it! Happy Fiesta Friday!
That’s super cute Kloe 🙂 Love it!!
Thanks you! I am glad you love it! My sister sure did! 🙂
Kloe, your cake is just gorgeous, I hope your sister liked it 🙂 thank you so much for bringing it to this weeks Fiesta Friday…and 12 of you??? Wow!
Thanks, Elaine! I am so very glad you like it! My pleasure to share it with you all. 🙂 Going over to your site to check it out…
Ah,thank you xx
Very cute cake! Lucky Cissy 🙂 Love the pink-ness of the cake 😀
Thank you! Pink is one of Cissy’s favorite colors. She likes green even better, but I thought a pink owl was way more girly. Thanks for stopping in!!! 🙂
Your cake is adorable!!! Perfect party cake!!
Thank you so much!
Way cool cake Kloe! That lucky sis. We too have summer birthday bash in our family, scattered as we are. My niece is all of the things you described about your sister. Maybe she will get an owl too. You should turn her onto Bill Cunningham fashion photographer (my 13 year old fashionista niece loves him too).
Glad you liked it! Sounds like your niece and my sister would hit it off! They should meet each other! LOL! (as she would say)
How fun is your house in the summer! Sounds like a blast, and I love the owl cake — that’s too adorable! 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! you are so sweet!
This is so cute! Great job!
Thanks so much!
Belated HappyBirthday to Cissy 🎉🎇🎂🎈🎊🎉. Lucky to have such an awesome sister like you dear ☺
Thank you so very much! Love the cute emoticons! Stop in again!!
The owl cake looks sooo cute. Love the pink frosting 🙂
Thanks! Cissy loves pink so it was an easy choice!
Your cake made me smile and it brought back good memories of all the cakes I use to make for the kids – good job Kloe 🙂
Thanks! Making Birthday cakes for kids is so rewarding when they see all of your work. Glad to bring bak those memories for you!
Kloe the owl cake looks super cute.. love the pink hue.. 🙂
Thanks so much! I am so glad you liked it!!
Very very cute. We are owl mad in my family – so I will definitely be making an owl cake now!
Very cute cake, love it! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
Thanks, Laura! I am glad you love it! It was a joy to make!
This cake is so cute, Kloe. 😀 I wish I could make a cake as beautiful as this. I hope you have a wonderful week, Kloe. ❤
Thank you so very much, Jhuls!
Aw! That cake is so gosh darned cute! I’m no good at themed cakes like this! Yum!