Owl Birthday Party Cake

Owl Birthday Cake made with chocolate ganache cake and owl chocolate truffle
Step-By-Step instructions on how to make an Owl Birthday Cake with store bought Lindt chocolate truffles and a chocolate ganache cake.  This cake and theme is great for a birthday party, baby shower or any special event celebration.
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Owl Birthday Cake: Supplies


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Owl Birthday Cake: Directions

 

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Start with Chocolate Ganache Cake
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Step 1. Start off with a chocolate ganache cake or any regular cake covered with chocolate ganache or icing.

Let the cake set and icing harden.  If you are using a ganache, the chocolate will not harden but form a soft shell.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Cut out border using half curved moon cookie cutter
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Step 2. Tint a small piece of fondant brown using red, yellow and black coloring gel.  Use a toothpick to add more color to the fondant. Knead to mix in the colors thoroughly.  Keep on adding coloring gel until the fondant resembles chocolate.  Using small half moon cookie cutter, cut out the fondant scalloped pieces.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Decorate edge of cake with scalloped sugar paste cutouts
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Step 3. Add the scalloped fondant to the edge of the cake and pipe the border with chocolate icing.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Use fondant flower cutters to cut out pink and yellow fondant flowers
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Step 4. With the flower and leave cutters, cut out flower petals out of pink and yellow fondant for the flowers.  Cut out green shaped leaves with the leaf cutter.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Dry out flower in tray
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Step 5. To make flowers, follow direction for making hibiscus flowers.  Make pink, yellow and white flowers.  You will need 3 flower petals per flower, one of each size – small, medium and large.  So for 6 large flowers you will need 6 times the number of petals.  I made 2 pink, 2 white and 2 yellow flowers.  Place flower cutouts in small containers, cups, etc. and let dry for a few hours until hard.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Make flower by stacking the various sized shapes and insert stamen in center
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Step 6. To finish making the flowers, stick the layers together with small dabs of icing.  Stick a pair of stamens in the center.  Let dry completely.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Cut out leaves and let dry
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Step 7. Color some fondant green and cut out various leaves using the leaf cutter.  Use flower tool set to create ridge in the center of the leaves and to thin out the edges with the ball tool tip. Let dry.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - birthday cake in progress
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Step 8. Let flowers dry and harden for a few hours.  The picture above is the work-in-progress of the entire process.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Make truffle chocolate
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Step 9. Make owl truffles ahead of time or make them at this point.  Love these owls!  They are too cute!  They taste great too since they are made of delicious Lindt chocolates.  For complete instructions go to the chocolate owl truffle page.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Position large flowers on cake
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Step 10. Place several large flowers in the back of the cake and place an owl chocolate truffle in front.

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Owl Birthday Party Cake - Position owl truffle on top of cake
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Step 11. Add in flowers in several spots together with a few mock branches made out of sugar paste and wire.

 

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