However, yesterday I decided instead of sitting around like a lemon, I would bake a cake with them. Of course, it had to be a child friendly cake, one that I could make with the nephews and nieces all eager to play their part in decorating the cake.
I recalled seeing one from Sew White that claimed to be really easy to make, well for me that was enough and the fact that it was shaped as an owl made it even more appealing to me and the kids. Well, I really recommend it. It was my first attempt at making a character cake and the kids were delighted with it too, both in aesthetics and in taste.
I did do a few things differently from Sew Whites original Easy Owl Cake, I used a larger baking tin. I did not use chocolate ganache on mine. Instead I made vanilla butter cream that was spread under the milk chocolate buttons. Two of my nieces went to the shop to pick up a packet of smarties for the eyes pupils. One of the other nephews decided to use some broken pretzels for claws and another decided to make a white mouse from the remaining fondant from the eyes (see bottom of owl next to the pretzel claws).
I enjoyed my cake making day with them and hope I can squeeze in a few more before their summer holidays are up.
It Really is a easy Owl Cake to make
For the chocolate sponge recipe and step by step decorating instructions follow this link Sew Whites original Easy Owl Cake.