The Really Easy Owl Cake is a cute and lovely cake for birthday parties and events.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and a bit of the flour to stop it curdling.
Sieve in the flour and baking powder in (and cocoa powder if you are making a chocolate cake)
Make sure you don’t fill the cake tin more than three quarters of the way up. Otherwise when it rises it might over flow. If you some cake mixture left over you can make some cupcakes.
Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25mins or until a skewer/cake tester comes out clean.
Melt the chocolate and double cream in a bowl over hot water.
When it’s melted and well combined, add the butter (and brandy if you want to use it).
When it’s all melted together take off the heat and leave to cool.
Leave to thicken up to the thick consistency you want.
Decorate the owl with the sugar paste eyes, chocolate chips to make up the owl.
I used an 8 inch cake tin for this recipe