Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Owl Cake and Using Greeting Cards for Design Inspiration

Inspiration for cake decorations can come from many places.  Very often I will use the event's invitation for cake design inspiration.   The invitation sets the tone for the party and the cake should also reflect that theme.

My friend's daughter, Madison, loves owls.   So when I saw a greeting card with owls on it, I thought the owls would make cute decorations for Madison's birthday cake.  I actually cut the owls out of the card and used those as templates to cut out the fondant for the owl and owl bellies.  I used different sized piping tips to cut out the eyes and flower centers.  The flowers were made using a wilton daisy cutter.

Happy Birthday Madison!

{The cake is chocolate with chocolate mousse filling and vanilla buttercream.}


  1. Hey Deanna,

    This cake is so adorable and I bet it tastes incredible!!! You are a cake artist ;->

    janet xox

  2. Thank you! It was a fun cake to make!

  3. Owls are very retro-hip right now, just like Madison :)



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