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Pink Owl Baby Shower Cake

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Owl Baby Shower Cake

I’ve had the pictures for this Pink Owl Baby Shower Cake uploaded for almost two weeks and just haven’t had time to slow down and write about it.  Between sick kids, my husband working long days, Cake Fest, the cake contest and other random busyness… it’s just been on the back-burner.

But tonight I’m posting it.  I’m going to share as much as I can, as fast as I can and then move on because I’m tired of looking at it in my queue.  Ha!

This 3 tiered cake was 6″, 8″ and 10″ rounds.  The flavor was white almond sour cream and it had vanilla almond buttercream filling and frosting (vanilla buttercream with almond extract added).

Flowers and Vines

Except for the brown (which was Satin Ice), all of the decorations were made with homemade marshmallow fondant.  I used Americolor gel colors: Soft Pink, Leaf Green and Regal Purple to do the other colors (tiny amounts of each to get the pale shades).

Oh and I should say that this cake was completely copied from an Arte Da Ka Owl Cake.  I cannot find it on the website now, but here it is on Pinterest.  I changed the colors and sizes of the tiers (at the clients request) and mine is not nearly as flawless, but I was in love with the cake from first sight and it was so much fun making it!

Pink Owl Baby Shower Cake

Here are a few details and tools that I used:

Pink Owl Cake Topper

My favorite part had to be this sweet little owl.  I mixed tylose into homemade marshmallow fondant (so it would dry and harden) and I made her a few days ahead so she would stand up.  I used a dowel through the center (she was really thick) to support her.  OH and the branch was also Satin Ice brown mixed with tylose.

Do you have any questions about this cake?  If so, leave me a comment!

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While you’re here, check out these other Owl themed cakes I’ve done:

Blue Owl 3D Cake

Blue Standing Owl Cake

Pink Owl with Paisleys Cake and Cupcakes Tower

Pink Owl with Paisley’s & Cupcake Tower

Twins Owl 1st Birthday Cake

Twins Owl First Birthday Cake

Sweet Owl Ombre Cake with Pink & Orange Ombre Ruffles

Pink Ombre Ruffles Owl Cake

Owl Baby Shower Cake RoseBakes

Who Takes the Cake? Voting is Open

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Who Takes the Cake Contest

WOW… you gals blew me away!!  There were nearly 200 – TWO HUNDRED – entries in the Who Takes the Cake? February Contest!!  Can you believe that??    I was shocked and surprised and thrilled and overwhelmed!   I’m so excited that you all entered and I just want to hug and thank you all!

It took me and three friends more than an hour to go through all of the photos and I think we ended up going over them at least 3 times before narrowing it down to our most favorite 12 entries!

And it was hard… HARD ya’ll.  Worse than that, I had friends who entered… good friends… so I had to step back and let the other girls decide on some of the cakes and it was still hard for them too!    There were SO MANY pretty, pretty PINK cakes!!   We could have easily picked way more than 12!

But finally – it’s done and as painful as it was, we have the 12 final cakes!  Are you ready to vote and choose a winner?

Simply click on the pink “VOTE” button below the picture and your vote is counted.    Do you want to see the photos larger?  Simply click on them and a new window will open with a full-size photo!

You can only vote once per 24 hours, but you can certainly share and tell your friends to vote too!

Voting ends on February 28th, 2015, midnight CST March 2, 11:59PM CST.  I extended the deadline because of the problems with the voting plugin!  Remember – you can come back and vote once every 24 hours, so vote, vote, vote and share with your family, friends and fans so they can vote too!  

UPDATE:  I know many of you are disappointed and frustrated with the glitches in the voting plugin.  Please know that I’m just as frustrated, but since I am not a code writer or plugin developer – I cannot personally fix this.  I simply don’t have the knowledge or skills.  I am in constant communication with the developer and he is making changes every day trying to get it running smoothly but he’s on the other side of the world from me so there is a big time zone difference that makes our communication delayed.  

There’s nothing I can do short of just pulling it down and canceling the entire contest.   I wish there had been a way to foresee and repair all problems ahead of time but with something new like this – there was no way for me to do a practice run.  I want you to know I’m taking every complaint to the tech guy – hoping it’ll all get worked out.   With much regret,  if problems continue, I’ll have to scrap the whole idea.   

I warned from the beginning that this whole thing is brand new and that there might be hiccups.   All I can tell you is that I’m doing my best peeps – I really am.   I will not extend the deadline again and unless I decide to end it early and cancel the whole thing, at midnight (CST) March 2, the photo with the most votes will win … it’s as simple as that!!  

So, if you’re still reading and you want to try to vote… here ya go!  If you’re having trouble and you really want to vote, you can try switching from mobile to PC or vice versa to see if that helps.  You can also try emptying your cookies.   If those are too much trouble, I understand!  And please, if you can – email me a screenshot of the error you’re getting to rose (at) rosebakes (dot) com.

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Vote count:  134
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Vote count:  40
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Woodland Animals Tree Stump Cake & Smash Cake

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Woodland CakesWoodland Animals Tree Stump Cake & Smash Cake

Ya’ll… I’m having a weird week.  Monday was hard after my little email screw-up, then Tuesday we took the day off from our normal routine (which was fun!) but it left me with very little time to blog, so here I am in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, hammering out my first cake post in several days.

Besides all of that, I’m super-duper excited/nervous about CakeFest this week and I just can’t seem to focus.  But I’m going to get through this post and share it one way or another … even if I have to eat this entire 1 pound bag of Easter M&M’s sitting next to me and stay up til dawn!  Haha!

So, when looking at my oldest non-published cakes today, I thought it was ironic that the next one to publish was this Woodland Animals Tree Stump Cake done back in January 2014.  Why?  Because that’s exactly the cake theme I was working on a year later – in 2015!

Forest Woodland Cake

So, let me tell you about this cake!     The big party cake was a double-barrel cake.  I baked 4 layers of 7″ round cake and stacked and filled them the same way I did this Rocket Ship Cake (click here for a tutorial on doing a double-barrel cake).  I use Magic Line 7″ round pans… that brand is my fave!!

I have noted in my schedule from last year that it was chocolate cake and strawberry cake… I honestly don’t remember making it two different flavors, so I’m not sure if it was half and  half or mixed or maybe Neapolitan or what, but anyway….

To decorate, I covered the cake in white homemade marshmallow fondant then used Satin Ice Brown to make the tree that wrapped around.  To add color and dimension, I added the leaves by cutting green homemade marshmallow fondant with leaf cutters from this Wilton gum paste flowers set.

Deer Topper

Because I did this cake more than a year ago, I don’t remember all of the details – but I do remember that my client wanted a “1” on top (see my tutorial for doing fondant number cake toppers here) and all the little animals on the cake… and the mushrooms… so I made plenty of them!

Fondant Woodland Animals and Mushrooms

In fact, I made so many (because I’m always terrified of toppers breaking or falling apart) that I had extras to put on the smash cake.  I mean really… after all the time it takes to make them, why waste them after doing all that work???…

Tree Stump Smash Cake

The little smash cake was all buttercream (except the toppers and name, of course).  It was 5″ round cakes (2 layers) with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.    I’m pretty sure the inside of this cake was blue at the client’s request, but maybe that line in my notes is incorrect!?  I’m just not sure.

You’d think I wouldn’t forget details like that but now that I’m doing hundreds of cakes a year, they really do all begin to run together!

For Callum’s name, I used my Fox Run Letter Cutters… that’s a set that I use all the time and are very versatile!  If you’re in the market for letters that you can use in lots of designs, this is one of my favorite sets!

Anywho… so that’s all I’ve got for ya tonight… or this morning?!  I really want to write up a post over at Rose Atwater tonight too, so I’m off for now!

By the way – are any of you coming to CakeFest at the end of this week?  If so and you see me there…. please, please say hello!!   I’ll be there with my hubby and this is what we look like:

Richy and Rose

That was fun putting together a little collage of some recent pics of us :)  I love that man to the moon and back and wow… he makes me happy!! Anywho – it’s late and I’m easily entertained, so I’m off to write on my other blog.

Wait – I should also mention that the main cake was inspired by a picture my client sent me.  I can’t find that photo now, but if you recognize this cake, I’d love to acknowledge the original design!

Do you have any questions about this cake and/or smash cake?  If so, leave me a comment!

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While you’re here, check out these other Woodland themed and Tree themed and Camping themed cakes I’ve done:

Woodland Animals Tree & Arrows Cake

Woodland Animals Cake with Arrows & Birch Tree

Camping Deer Fox Outdoors Rustic Chocolate Birthday Cake

Rustic Camping & Woodland Animals Cake

Luke Tree Stump Cake with Ivy

Tree Stump Cake