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.