Thursday, June 7, 2012

Owl Themed 1st Birthday Cake

Good Afternoon Ya'll!

It seems that every where you look owl are popping up and in the cake world (or cake land as the hubby says I existent in) it is even more prominent. So I was not surprised when my client A contacted me to do a owl themed first birthday party for her daughter Mia. We talked extensively about her order to make sure everything was perfect. I am used to that when it comes to first birthdays and weddings. She already had a picture of the cake she wanted, so once I took a look at it I knew I could do this cake with no problems. Now most of the time I don't like to replicate someone's work but when the client want that specific design you just have to suck it up and do it. In this case the design was close to something I would have done anyway so I didn't mind to much.

So we decided on a 2 tier cake, a smash cake for Mia (which are free for first birthdays) and a dozen cupcakes.
 The top tier was red velvet with cream cheese buttercream and the bottom tier was 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla with white chocolate buttercream. The owl was made from chocolate fondant as well as the tree, the little mice and squirrel. The balloon is fondant a bit of tylose added to it to stiffen it up to get the balloon shape. The cake was covered in more yummy chocolate fondant. 

Mia's Smash Cake- All of the first birthday smash cakes are about this size and are decorated to match the main cake. Her cake was 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla and covered in chocolate fondant. 

The matching cupcakes were so simple, but so cute. The flavor was Oreo Overload with a vanilla buttercream to provide a blank canvas for the fondant buttons I made that were on the cakes as well. 

 My client A loved the cakes and cupcakes so that makes me happy. I wouldn't mind doing this theme again but in another color scheme maybe something for a little boy.

Peace & Blessings