igloo cake and cupcakes.
wedding flowers, she let me have complete creative license with this cake. I decided I wanted to try a petal cake. Here's how: after crumb coating, pipe large dots up the side of the cake.
I colored some of the left-over fondant from the igloo cake to make the owl. At first, I started layering scalloped circles for the feathers on the owl's belly and I just couldn't get it to work as I had envisioned. After 5 frazzled attempts with the clock ticking beyond midnight (which meant it was my son's birthday and he was staying up with me!), I simplified and thought of the owl cookies I had just decorated. Duh, use the oval cutter.
The body was cut from the oval cookie cutter, the ears & wings were cut with the corner of the square scalloped cookie cutter and the eyes were cut with a small scalloped cookie cutter. I still had some royal icing eyes left over from the penguin cookie set. The tree branch is chocolate fondant. I gave the owl a quilted look by gently rolling the pizza cutter across the body and placing pink sugar pearls.
Speaking of quilting...this is the owl quilt my mom sewed for the baby. Baby's reaction to the quilt: she squealed!
Oh that little tongue!
This little doll is on the petite side and she was careful about tearing into her cake- not really sure what was supposed to happen.
I wasn't sure how penguins and owls would go over together, but it worked!
I love making cakes that make birthdays just a little more special.