Jul 24, 2012

FOOD: Cupcake Owl Cake



OMGoodness how many times do we pour over Pinterest photos, pin them and then forget about them? Well after I spent time looking at baby shower cakes for my sister in law, I felt this overwhelming need to see if I could make a cute cake worthy of being seen by more people than those who reside in my house.

Turns out it's the most fun I've had baking in some time....and now I've figured out how to do it....I thought I would share it with you. I found the original cake I used as inspirationHERE....there was a great picture but no instructions....so I've gone ahead and provided photos and instructions for anyone whose hoping to make this gorgeous cupcake owl cake.

14 cupcakes
icing sugar
cocoa
vanilla essence
shredded coconut
m&ms
pretzels
oreos
round chocolate coated biscuits

I'm going to go ahead and assume that you already know how to make the frosting for these cupcakes, but if you don't just google basic cake frosting. I'll post a recipe for mine very soon.

1. You need 14 cupcakes, place them like this...
2. Put icing on the middle cupcakes, smooth them over with a knife.
3. Add extra icing on the 3 centre cupcakes (see in the picture)
4. Smooth the icing to cover the middle 3 cupcakes.
5. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the 3 centre cupcakes.
6. Next you need to spread icing over the top 2 cupcakes and the bottom 2 cupcakes.
7.  Carefully sprinkle shredded coconut around the outside of the top 2 cupcakes.
8. This is what it should look like right now...
9. Cut an Oreo biscuit in half (cut through to cream centre so you have 2 havles). Place them on the top 2 cupcakes. If you carefully cut the cream centre away from the biscuits you can use them for the eyes.
10. Now if you cut the orea biscuits in half carefully, you should be able to place the cream centres on top of the biscuits. I used icing to glue them down.
11. Glue down brown m&m's (as in the picture) with some icing.
12.  Cut 2 wagon wheels down through the centre (same way you had to cut the oreos) and place them on the outside cupcakes.
13. Cut in half 3 Choc Monty biscuits and place on top of the wagon wheels (as you can see in the picture). Also cut an oreo in half and place as the eyebrows.
14. Place some white icing in the gap where the owls beak will go. I found there was a gap between the cupcakes there and it needed to be covered so the m&m would stay. Pipe icing over the oreos you placed for eyebrows.
15. Sprinkle some shredded coconut over the white icing.
16. Place an orange m&m for the beak.
17.  Place 4 m&m's for the claws on the feet.
18.  Place the pretzels at the feet.
19. You should have a really cute owl that looks like this...






20 comments :

  1. That looks amazing Vicki!!! Awesome tutorial too :) :)

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    1. Thanks Sam, was fun making it too!

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    1. Thankyou, and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. So so so cute!!! I love owls! Great job... have any leftovers you can share with me? :)

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    1. Thank Erika, I love owls too, I have a little collection of them. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley :) I am totally in love with, we still have not eaten any of it because we don't want to ruin him. lol

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  5. This is absolutely AMAZING
    Super creative and super beautiful
    I'm pinning this

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    1. Thanks so much Winnie! You are certainly welcome to pin it. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog :)

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  6. Wow - that is absolutely the cutest thing!! Love owls, and you did a great job! I'm pinning this and sharing it on facebook.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  7. Thanks so much, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  9. Good morning, Vicki! Just wanted to let you know that this will be one of the featured links this Tuesday at "All my Bloggy Friends". Be sure to stop by and get your featured button - I can't wait to see what you'll share this week. Hope you're having a great weekend! :) P.S. I'm also your newest follower via GFC!

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie, I am so flattered! I will stop by for sure :)

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  10. thank you so much for posting this tutorial, my husband and i made this cake this afternoon for our 11 year olds birthday today. for about 6 weeks i have been in panic mode after her requesting an owl cake, then i found your blog, all i can say is thank you thank you thank you. she loves it, was easy to make and you saved my sanity.

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  11. You are most welcome Nicole, glad it helped someone! I would love it if you had a link to show me how it turned out :)

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Reading your comment puts a huge smile on my face! Thanks for taking the time :)