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Owl Cake: A Fun Dessert to Make

Owl Cake: A Fun Dessert to Make

Are you looking for a creative and fun dessert idea for your next party or event? Look no further than an owl cake! This whimsical dessert is not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes. Here‘s how to make one.

What is an owl cake? 

An owl cake is a cake that is designed to look like an owl. Typically, it is made by baking two cake layers of different sizes, one for the body and one for the head of the owl, and then assembling them with frosting. The cake is then decorated with frosting, chocolate chips, candies, or other edible decorations to create the owl’s eyes, beak, and feathers. Owl cakes can be made in a variety of flavors and sizes and are often served at parties and special events as a fun and whimsical dessert.

What is an owl cake? 

Why it’s a fun dessert to make? 

Making an owl cake is enjoyable because you can be creative with the embellishments and design. To make the cake your own, select from a choice of cake varieties and icing colors. A special and enjoyable challenge is also presented by using edible embellishments to create the owl’s eyes, beak, and feathers. The outcome is a quirky and striking dessert that will dazzle partygoers or attendees of an event. Making an owl cake can be a lot of fun for kids since they can help with decorating and use their imaginations to the fullest.

How to make Owl Cake? Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Owl Cake? Step-by-Step Guide

– Ingredients:

  • caster sugar
  • eggs
  • margarine
  • vanilla extract 
  • self-raising flour

– Instructions:

  1. Set the oven to 180°C. This is 160°C for fan-assisted ovens. Medium (16 cm) Hemisphere Cake Pan should be greased and floured.
  2. Make the cake: mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs and half of the flour, then beat in the last egg, vanilla essence and remaining flour. Bake the mixture for 67 to 75 minutes after transferring it to the pan. Continue to cool fully within the tin.
  3. Fill the cake: beat the butter until light and fluffy then gradually stir in the icing, vanilla essence and enough water or milk until the buttercream is a spreadable consistency.
  4. Cut the cake in half widthways, spread with the jam and a little of the buttercream, and set the rest aside. Put the cake halves back together and place them onto a cake board.
  5. Decorate the cake: take 650g of the icing and add brown food coloring, a little at a time, until the desired color is reached.
  6. Reserve a small amount of white icing, then cut the remaining icing into small blocks, and mix with your chosen food colors. Roll each out ready to use.
  7. Roll out the brown frosting to a size about equivalent to a dinner plate, then cover the cake with the reserved buttercream. Place the sheet onto the cake, smoothing carefully from the top to the bottom before cutting any excess.
  8. Use a small cutter to create brown icing circles and place them on the chest in a triangular shape, overlapping each. Use a knife to cut the wings and your fingers to shape the ears and place them onto the cake.
  9. The circles for the eyes should be made using round cutters of various sizes. Before putting it on the cake, stack the pieces from largest to smallest.
  10. Roll a piece of brown icing into a log shape and place it below the owl. Use a knife to cut a beak, feet, bow and leaves from your colored icing then place them onto the cake.

– Decorating the Cake:

To create the owl’s feathers, use frosting in different colors. You can mix food coloring to create shades of brown, white, and black for a realistic look. Start by covering the cake with a base layer of frosting. Then, use a piping bag or spatula to add texture and dimension to the feathers.

For the eyes, use chocolate chips or candy in contrasting colors. You can also use frosting to create the pupils and add some shine. Use a small piece of candy for the beak and place it in the center of the head.

– Serving the Cake:

To serve the owl cake, cut it into slices and place them on a platter. You can decorate the platter with additional frosting or candy to match the owl theme. For a fun touch, use a piece of cardboard or paper to create wings and place them next to the slices.

To sum up

Making an owl cake is a fun and creative way to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth. With a few ingredients and tools, you can create a unique dessert that will be the highlight of any party. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and decorations to make your owl cake truly your own. Happy baking!

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