Owl & Lollipops Party: Cake, Smash Cake, Cookies & Cake Pops. Ya'll, I'm so far behind on posting cakes that sometimes I find a cake that I had forgotten I did. Today's cake is one of those! I did this party back in February of 2014! Wowzers!
Now let's talk about it!
First up... the cake!
The big cake was 6" and 9" round tiers - carved to the wonky shape! It was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and all the decorations were homemade marshmallow fondant. I made the lollipops ahead of time and mixed tylose into the fondant so they would dry hard.
Kyti Claire's name was done with Funky Alphabet Cutters. The stripes were cut with this Rick Rack cutter from Not Just Cakes by Annie (I don't think it's available now). The polka dots were really small circle cutters and the ball border was hand rolled.
The owl topper was the same way - homemade marshmallow fondant with tylose mixed in so it would dry hard. I had a lollipop stick "glued" to the back of the owl with melted candy melts so she would stand up and I could push the end of the stick into the cake 🙂
The little owl smash cake was done with 4" round cakes and one mini half ball cake (using this mini ball pan) for the top. Except for the beak and bow, it was all piped buttercream!
Next up... the cake pops! I absolutely loved these cake pops. Half of them were made to the shape of gum drops and sparkling sugar was added to them so they'd actually look like gum drops... right?
I shaped the "gum drops" by hand and rolled the others using my cake ball roller. You can see How to Make Cake Pops by clicking HERE. These were also made with vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream plus almond bark and Wilton Candy Melts to match the theme.
The cookies... I was so, so nervous about these cookies but then so proud of how they turned out. The owls were completely piped free-hand (which is why I was SO nervous) but they turned out pretty uniform considering. You can see my roll-out sugar cookie recipe here and royal icing recipe here.
For these cookies, everything was royal icing except the eyes (they were candy eyes) and the bows were homemade marshmallow fondant. I made the bows with this Martha Stewart mold (love it!!). Ironically, this is the same mold set I mentioned the other day that I used for the strawberries... 🙂
If you have any questions about these sweets - leave me a comment! Still looking for more owl ideas? Check out the posts linked up below and please, be sure to PIN THIS!
Owl Cake - Look Whoos 1!
And this is not all... you can see ALL of my owl cakes here.