Kids Cake Ideas: Owl Cake
One of my kid’s favourite books is the Owl Babies, my 10 year old still loves it, so when I saw this I had to make it for her birthday, she also only likes chocolate cakes so this did the job.
- 350g butter
- 350g caster sugar
- 6 large eggs lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 300g plain flour
- 50g cocoa
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 tablespoons milk
- Chocolate buttons
- Chocolate vermicelli / tube of white writing icing.
- 1 Flake and a Twix ( there will be loads left over for your cuppa when you are finished)
- 2 x 23cm round tins, greased and lined on the base.
- Piping bag with star shaped nozzle.
- Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually add beaten eggs. Add vanilla extract.
- Sift together plain flour and baking powder and add to cake mixture in 2 batches. Add milk and mix until smooth.
- Divide mixture into 2 round cake tins.
- Bake on the middle shelf for 30 – 35 mins.( You will know your own oven so check near end of cooking time). Leave to cool for 10 minutes in tins before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.
For the Chocolate Butter Icing:
- Mix all of the ingredients until nice and smooth. You will need icing for the cake and decorating.
- Sandwich 2 cakes together with chocolate butter icing. Cover the top and sides with icing using a palette knife to get it nice and smooth.
- Arrange chocolate buttons over the bottom of the cake to resemble feathers, cover the top half with vermicelli, use buttons and 2 dots of white writing icing for eyes.
- Use pieces of flake for feet, cut pieces of twix for wings and nose.
- Fill piping bag with remaining icing and pipe feathers around the owl’s face.
- You can use white writing icing for finishing touches
Related : Lots more ideas in our Birthday Cakes article