{Party Feature} First Birthday Owl Theme

Ever since the fad of these cute owl themes, I have been wanting to work on one for a cake.  So when I went on birthday express to see what theme I would be doing for my sons first birthday I was ecstatic to find a cute 1st birthday owl theme.

I had many ideas but I knew that I would be super busy preparing for this party especially with 3 year old twin boys and my soon to be one year old running around. So I kept it simple. Instead of a 3D owl I decided to create the same owl image out of fondant from the theme onto a cake I made.

This is what I used to complete the owl.

  • small balls of brown, yellow and light blue fondant
  • 2oz of white fondant
  • 4oz of light brown fondant
  • medium oval cutter
  • small round piping tool
  • knife/scriber tool
  • cutouts of the owl

Here I cut the owl image from one of the paper plates shown.

After this I double taped the owl image onto the parchment paper.   Using parchment paper underneath the owl image would prevent sticking on the fondant.   Once I rolled out the light brown fondant to a 1/4 inch thickness I placed the owl image over the fondant and used the knife scribing tool to cut/trace around.  I then lay the fondant body of the owl on a separate board with cornstarch underneath to prevent from sticking.  I used the white fondant and oval cutter to cut out the eyes. From the excess of the white fondant and brown fondant I rolled the two together to make a lighter brown fondant for the feathery part of the body. I then placed this on the body of the owl and used the piping tool to make half circles (feathery look).  I finished up the rest of the details for the eyes and added the beak.

Here was the finished product.

Now with my luck, on the day of the party it rained.  I couldn’t believe it.  We had great summer weekends prior to this and of course on my son’s birthday party it had to rain.  So when it stopped raining we quickly set up the table for a quick birthday song before it started raining again.  We have here the cake and cupcakes that I made.

I was too busy to make my own cookies so I ordered these adorable owl cookies from TS Cookies on Etsy.  They came individually wrapped with coordinating ribbons.  I just loved them.

Children theme parties are a lot of fun to do but when it’s your own child it can really make you crazy.  I would definitely do it over and over again.  And I would probably do it indoors just in case it rains.  🙂

~ Karen @ Frosted With Emotion