Wilton Wide-Eyed Owl Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Wide-Eyed Owl Cake

A cake that's especially fun to make!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time neither to bake nor cool cake, nor for fondant projects to dry. Note that with this cake, some of the fondant shapes need to be made a couple of days before serving the cake.
  • 2
    Make head 2 days in advance. Reserve a 1 inch ball of White fondant. Tint 16 oz. of fondant Medium Teal, 2 oz. Dark Teal, 2 oz. Light Teal, 1 oz. Black and 1 oz. Orange. (Note: combine Teal with Kelly Green for Teal shown and (combine Copper and Peach for Orange shown.) Use 9 inch fondant roller to roll out Teal fondant 1/4 inch thick. Download and print project template. Use pattern and knife to cut head. Place piece on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 3
    Make ears also 2 days in advance. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 1 oz. Medium Teal fondant. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use ear pattern and knife to cut out two ears; reverse pattern for second ear. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 4
    Make belly and eyes also 2 days in advance. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out Light Teal and Dark Teal fondant, separately, 1/8 inch thick. Use knife and pattern to cut out Light Teal belly. Use wide end of tip 12 to mark scallop feathers in belly. Use straight side of B round cut-out to cut two dark Teal eyes. Use spatula to mark lines in eyes. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 5
    Make beak, pupils and eye highlights also 2 days in advance. Use 9 inch fondant roller with Pink guide rings to roll out Orange, Black and White fondant, separately, 1/16 inch thick. Use knife and ear pattern to cut out Orange beak (you will use the 90° corner for point of beak). Use straight side of E round cut-out to cut Black pupils. Use narrow end of tip 12 to cut White eye highlights. Place pieces on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Let dry, at least 24 hours.
  • 6
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool 1-layer cake, 2 in. high.
  • 7
    Cover cake with fondant. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice cake lightly. Cover cake with Medium Teal fondant.
  • 8
    Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and icing to attach belly, head, eyes, pupils, eye highlights and beak to cake. Use knife to trim beak to fit between eyes.
  • 9
    Use scissors to trim lollipop sticks to 3 in. Insert sticks into top corners of cake, extending 1 inch to hold ears. Prepare thinned fondant adhesive following recipe directions. Use cut disposable decorating bag and thinned fondant adhesive to attach ears to lollipop sticks.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. White 104795455
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Teal 104103405
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Kelly Green 104103421
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Copper 104103414
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Peach 104103407
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • 3 Cups of Your Favorite Cake Batter
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Recipe
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton 20 inch Rolling Pin Guide Rings 104105826
  • Wilton 6 inch Square Pan
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Rounds 104793687
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 12 104103096
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Straight Spatula 11 inch 104106124
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton 6 pc. Cake Boards 10 inch x 14 inch 104105908
  • Cornstarch
  • 4 inch Lollipop Sticks
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Knife
  • Food-Safe Scissors
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