Ciara McKenna


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Owl Cake

I had this idea of making an enchanted woodland cake with an owl for my daughter’s first birthday. With hindsight, i should have made the cake double height to symbolise a tree trunk but hey, my aim was to impress my one year old with interesting things to look at :-)

Interesting things i tried out with this cake were:-

I moulded and shaped the owl from rice krispie treats, covered it in chocolate ganache and fondant. First time trying this technique out.

I painted green and blue food gel onto a white iced cake board and poured vodka over it then used a dry brush to mix the colours together to make the woodland grass. I sprinkled edible glitter on it before it dried. This was FUN!!! First time doing this – not so heavy on the colour next time i think!

The fairies and flowers were made with moulds and covered in lustre dust/shimmer and some with sugarflair colours mixed with vodka.

The cake itself was vanilla sponge (with vanilla extract and light muscovado sugar YUM!) with chocolate ganache.

-- Ciara McKenna

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