Owls are so beautiful
They are so beautiful that I decided to make one into a cake.
I started with baking 6, 6 inch rounds of chocolate mud cake.
For the filling I made chocolate ganache, when cooled I added smooth peanut butter. Can I say YUM, it was soooo good.
I’m not the best cake carver, I filled the cake, chilled it and when the time came to carve this thing(it looked like a big chocolate cylinder) I just stood there with the knife, afraid to start. Thank you for the second voice in my household that kept me going. I wanted to keep the owl real, within the natural colors. For the inspiration I used this photograph.
I spent the most time making and attaching small feathers. It literally took forever.
I went with 2 different shades of gray, white and light brown.
Last part I did were the fall leaves of variety of colors, plus I brushed the whole cake with luster dust to give it a nice sparkle.
As for the photo, I used few real leaves from outside.
What a fun cake to make.
The best part was to see our friend’s reaction when he first saw it.
He just gasped :”WOW”
Basically all I wanted to hear.
its very beatiful!!!
Your owl is fabulous, Hani! Beautifully done! Love also the photos!
This is breathtaking! fabulous job.
Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I was a bit nervous about this cake, but at the end it came all together, even though I turned his ears up side down. Who can tell, right? LOL
Thanks again, it means a lot that you like this one.
I adore this owl you made!! Love it! I'm here to take a second look! 🙂 Blogger photos can see it clearer than flickr! 😀
oh wow! It's gorgeous – I wish someone would order an owl cake. Looks like such a challenge, but so beautiful when it comes together.
I like the story – it sounds like it was a rewarding cake to make, and it turned out great!
Glad you have the "second voice" to encourage you 🙂 an amazing cake, beautifully executed…. love the autumn leaves around the base too!
Oh my goodness, haniela, it's beautiful. I love owl cakes!!
This is a fabulous cake, well done 🙂
It must have been time-consumig, but it's worth… beautiful piece of art 🙂