Mama and Baby Owl Cake

Owl Cake

This is the cake I made for Lil K’s first birthday. I literally decided on this cake like 2 days before her birthday. I used be all into cake decorating and think I was going to make these grand cakes for my kids, but it turns out I prefer simple, but cute. Although my son’s pirate ship cake and my daughter’s castle cake may suggest otherwise…

Anyhow, this pair of cakes is actually pretty simple. I managed to get them both out of one chocolate cake recipe and buttercream frosting recipe. There were just 4 adults and 3 small children to serve and we still ended up having a little left over, so…we didn’t do too bad. My one-year-old did get to plow into the little one on her own!

I used a 9 inch round and 5 inch round and the cakes were only one layer apiece. To get the cake, I simply used a bowl over the edge of the cake and cut around the outline to make the ears.

Owl cake

Pick two main colors. I used pink and purple. Leave just a little bit of icing white to use for the eyes. Ice the area that will be the bellies opposite colors.


Using a large leaf tip, cover the rest of the cake in feathers.

Owl cake 3

Add eyes and use chocolate chips for pupils. Use cashews for beaks and pecan halves for feet.

Owl Cake

Cute and easy!



  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    These turned out so super cute!! I love them!! Great job!!

  2. These are so cute. I really love the detail on the owls and the buttercream frosting is my favorite. I wish I was better at cake decorating. These definitely make me want to bake.

  3. These owl cakes are super cute! I checked your Jake and the Neverland Pirates cake and wish I hadn’t missed that post. My granddaughter was fascinated with pirates so much that she insisted on having pirate theme birthday parties for her 3rd AND 4th birthdays. Wish I had some of your creativity! 🙂

  4. Pamela Gurganus says:

    Oh my goodness, these cake are too adorable! I love them! How clever and unique. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Judith Martinez says:

    Those are totally adorable! I am tempted to make one for my 23 year old’s birthday since she is loving the whole owl trend.

  6. I am very impressed by your cake making and think your owl cakes are so adorable! I bet it tasted so delicious!

  7. These are really cute and look so easy to make

  8. I am loving these cakes! The detail is great, especially the feathers!

  9. James Robert says:

    Very impressive….wow, what a great job you did on this. You made it sound easy but I’ll guarantee you, If I were to try this, it would never happen

  10. shelly peterson says:

    These cakes are super cute. You did a great job! Hope your daughter had a great first Birthday!

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