Showing posts with label owl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label owl. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2013

Featured!

Guess what...I have been featured on Spoonful!  



My little owl balloons for Goofy's 2nd birthday are on their Outstanding Owl Parties page.  Check it out!

Thanks Spoonful!

If you'd like to see Goofy's Owl party click here.  

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Owl Cake


The theme for Goofy's 2nd birthday the theme was owls.  Look WHOOO's two!  Naturally, I had to make an owl cake.  I am no professional cake decorator by any means, but this cake turned out so cute I just had to share how to make it.

First, I made a cake (from a cake mix--I'm lazy like that) in a 9" x 13" pan.  I let it cool over night in the refrigerator.

I cut the cake to look like a tulip without the middle petal.  Then, I frosted the cake with a crumb coat of frosting.  I used my favorite vanilla butter frosting (recipe at the bottom).  Back into the fridge it went.

Once it had chilled it was time to decorate.  I learned a frosting tip from Pinterest: if you whip up your canister of frosting in a mixer for a few minutes you can double the size of your frosting.  I whipped up my chocolate frosting, dyed my extra vanilla butter frosting orange and pink, and made my owl.  My mom taught me that if you slightly wet your knife you can smooth your frosting.

After I frosted and piped the lettering I used some Hershey's Drops for the owl's pupils.  Here's a little shout out to my hubby for finding them.  They were the perfect size!

I tied a bow and stuck it on the owl's head to make it a girl.  You could make a bow tie for a boy.


And there you have it.  A cute little owl cake.  Do you have any other cake decorating tips?  Share them with me (I can use all the help I can get).

Vanilla Butter Frosting
1/2 c soft butter or margarine
3 c confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 T milk

Blend butter and sugar.  Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.  Add more sugar or milk to get the desired consistency.  I like mine to make stiff peaks that don't sink.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Owl Party


Guess who had a birthday today...


Goofy!  My silly little girl turned 2.  

I wanted to make it a special day for her, so I put up a few friends to greet her as she came out of her room.


Here's what she saw when she woke up.  But this is not the only place in the house covered with festive little owls.  Oh no!  Let me give you the grand tour.  


Here is the front door.  


This is what would greet you if you walked into our house today.  


Owls, owls everywhere.


All of the kids loved our new owl friends.


And here's the living room.


Here's a closer shot of our little owls in the clouds.  (You could use green balloons and brown streamers if you wanted to make a tree.)  

To top it all off I made a little owl cake.


I'm no cake decorator by any means, but I was pleased with the result.  Here's how you can make an owl cake of your own along with a vanilla butter frosting recipe.  


Another successful cake.  (I am only making these cute cakes until the kids are eight because they are A LOT of work.)  


Goofy loved her cake.


Time to eat the poor little owl.


Goofy really loved her cake.  She was a real "hoot" tonight.  

Here are some really cute Owl Birthday Freebies that you could use for your own owl party.  
And here are some Owl To/From printables.

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