Owl Birthday Cake

We had my daughter's second birthday party yesterday, along with my baby daughter's blessing.  I made this owl cake in honor of the occasion.  It was my second fondant cake, and my first time making my own fondant!  It turned out so much better than the store-bought variety.  Here's the branch detail on the sides: 

For the branch detail, I rolled the fondant into long snakes.  For the leaves and the owl, I rolled the fondant flat, then cut out the shapes with a paring knife.  The inside of the cake was four layers of funfetti cake with a pastry cream filling.
I also used bamboo skewers to stabilize the cake.  I don't know if I needed them or not, but it made me feel better about it.  Here's the birthday girl getting ready to blow out the candles:
 I had so much fun making this cake!  For the party, I also made, in my opinion, my best cupcakes to date.  Those will be getting their own post later this week.
 Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

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Tanya said...

That's a sweet cake! Have you tried making marshmallow fondant? It's nice to use and tastes really yummy!

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Tanya, that was the kind I made! It was really yummy. My Kitchenaid didn't like kneading it for too long, but you're right, it was great to work with.

Stephanie Smith said...

This looks so cute. I also made a cake here recently. http://stephaniesscrappingstation.blogspot.com/2011/02/baby-girl-turns-5.html I would love if you shared your fondant recipe.

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Awww it looks awesome! Good job Momma! I'll have to try Fondant ~ so far I'm liking modelling chocolate though! Please stop by and say HI sometime!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Such a cute cake!! Good luck with OMTWI!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Ah-mazing cake!! Great job! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Thanks everyone!