Friday, March 18, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Maple Owl Birthday Cake

Somehow I forgot to share the birthday cake I made for my daughter's first birthday. It was a lot of fun, and was easy to decorate. The only challenge was piping on a the Happy Birthday message vertically. Alas, it wasn't my greatest work, but I don't think my daughter cared.

I found this idea at Parenting, and added my personal touches to it. My daughter loved the cake, and still asks to see pictures of it. Elliott immediately announced that he wanted one for his birthday. Since he has requested construction cakes the past two years, I am not so sure he will stick with his request. Either way, it was a compliment considering his preferences.

If you are interested in the details: the beak and feet are made from runts, the eyes are Oreos with miniature Oreos for the pupils, the bow is marzipan with food coloring worked in, mini pretzels made up the nest, and the ear tufts are Oreos split in half.

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