Owl Birthday Cake Tutorial Part 2
Part two of the owl cake tutorial.
Once the white sugar paste was on and smoothed I started making the lace border using lace cutters and pink sugar paste. (I am hoping to have these cutters at Sew White soon) . I think the lace looked lovely.
While I worked on the lace my dad was stamping out all the letters for me. I used edible glue to stick them and then a little vodka when the glue ran out. Vodka dries tasteless and clear is great for sticking sugar paste pieces together.
After the covering the cake in chocolate fondant I made the pink belly-
-to start with I cut a large circle in pink fondant to work on.
-I then started cutting out loads of circles of pink don ant
-Then I layered them from the bottom to the top so they stuck out.
-I used edible glue to stick and then let the circle of circles dry.
-When it had dried i stuck the large circle to the belly of the owl as you can see below.
-I laid the owl down so the bell wouldn’t slip off as it was drying to the chocolate sugar paste.
I then cut out 3 circles – 2 large white, 2 medium blue and 2 small black for the eyes and stuck them together and then on to the cake.
-Then a little triangle of yellow for the beak.
I deliberately decided not to cover the bottom of the cake with the chocolate fondant as there would have been a joy line around the base. By leaving the sugar paste slightly too big I could push it in under the owl when it was on the cake. It worked really well to create a neat bottom.
The next part of the decoration was stars! I love stars 🙂 I decided to use the same pink the owl’s belly and lace, and the blue from the owls eyes. I cut out 3 sizes of star and glued them on over the two layers.
The next step was cutting out a long piece of chocolate fondant as wide enough to go almost the whole way round. I made it long enough to just cover the belly slightly. Make sure you cover the lines of fondant down the sides by measuring so you know exactly how tall the wings need to be.
Below is the template I roughly used.
Here is my in my deepest concentration attaching the wings. (I didn’t even know I was being photographed)
Tada the final cake. I used wooden kebab skewers the full height of the cake to make sure the owl didn’t topple off.
After the first rush of all my family to the cake this is how it looked. I think it looks amazingly yummy.
I am so proud of myself for making this beautiful and really tasty cake and I can’t wait to try a new tiered cake soon.