Look Whoo's Turning One (errr, Two) (Part 2 of 2)

As I promised in last week's post, here are the last party items I created for Myla's First Birthday: Cake and Cupcakes!

I had to save these for their own post because who doesn't love Dessert?!?

I had so much fun creating cupcakes for my baby shower, that I wanted to make cupcakes for Myla's First Birthday - and I felt enough time had passed that I wouldn't remember how time consuming and tiring it was to actually make them. And, especially after creating the invitations and owl lanterns - round owl cupcakes seemed like the perfect match to the theme. I used a round biscuit cutter and pre-made pink fondant for the base. Then I overlapped the cuts with the biscuit cutter to create the wings to which I applied the sparkly fondant powder to add some dimension. I used small round cutters for the eyes and black fondant powder to create the pupils. And finally, I hand cut the beaks from chocolate fondant. Ta-da! Oh, and I stuffed these with icing as well - you just have to!

Lastly, every baby needs a smash cake. So why not a huge round owl smash cake? I found a ball cake mold made by Wilton. I did make a practice cake to see how much the cake would collapse down after the two halves were put together. I learned a bit from that and had better luck with my second cake. I used strawberry frosting to cover it and fondant for the wings, eyes, feather ears and party hat!

All the delicious goodies on display.  Yummers!!!