Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Owl Ice Cream Cake

This year for my daughters 13th birthday she requested an ice cream cake!  Since the theme for her party was Night Owl, I made an owl shaped cake!

The cake turned out great!
  Check this post out for what was my inspiration!

I had so much "fun" figuring out how to mold the shape of the owl.  
  1. I used my roasting pan.  I lined it with card from cereal boxes and a ton of wax paper.  
  2. I remembered to put a long strip of card underneath it all for easy removal from the pan.
  3. I then put a layer of butterscotch ice cream on the bottom.  And put the whole thing in the freezer to "harden" up a little.  
  4. Then using a piece of card wrapped in wax paper I made a wall to separate colors when I added chocolate ice cream for wings and ears, and vanilla for the rest!
  5. After returning to the freezer to "set" I carefully took it out of its "mold" to decorate.






Decorating was the fun part!
I used soft cookies for the eyes...but I really wanted to use dried pineapple slices!  Which I couldn't find anywhere!  
And the slivered almonds would of stood out more if I found some with the skins still on.  
I did try to make chocolate shavings to look like feathers for the wings...but It turned out to be more of chocolate saw dust.  
For the "nest" I used multigrain honey pretzel twists.  
The beak turned out so cute!  I wasn't sure on what I was going to use???  But I ended up using 2 pieces of a walnut!  I love how it turned out!

If you want to read more about the Night Owl Party click here!

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22 comments:

Karen Greenberg said...

That is so cute!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

Aww, this is super cute! You were really creative when it came to figuring out how to put it together, nice work!

Nikki said...

Very creative! Love the owl and the chocolate shavings! I never thought you could make your own ice cream cake, what an inspiration!

Rigel Celeste said...

What a great project -- it turned out looking quite professional!

SnoWhite said...

Awesome job!! This is such a precious cake.

Erica said...

Way cute!! I am so into the owl fad right now. Plus an icecream cake, can it get any better?

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Kara said...

I adore all things relating to owls and this is AMAZING! Good job!

Miss Maebe said...

That's super cute! What a great job you did! :)

Ott, A. said...

Just Stopping by from TMTT. That is so creative. Kuddos to you for coming up with such a great idea! I wanted to invite you to check out my Iron Chef Challenge This month's themed ingredient is canned tomatoes, so link up a recipe using those and you could win a prize. It should be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Oh my gosh, I love that! Looks so cute and yummy too!

I'd love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I'm sure you'll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-3.html

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Oh my gosh, I love that! Looks so cute and yummy too!

I'd love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I'm sure you'll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-3.html

Kristin said...

Now THAT is a creative mom! Awesome job ... I've always wanted to try an ice cream cake but have been too intimidated - not anymore :o)

SmallWorld at Home said...

That is fantastic!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Wow! Nice job. It looks wonderful.

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/17/soft-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Run DMT said...

That has to be the coolest cake EVER! You are so creative. Well done, mama!

I co-host a new meme and I would love for you to link up and play along in our Friday Food Fight.

http://deniseisrundmt.com/2011/03/18/irish-you-could-taste-this/

Trisha said...

What a great cake!! I want to make one for me!! :)
New follower....Can't wait to read more :)
Trisha
www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

Em and Lib said...

I *LOVE* owl - and this is particularly precious!
We have a new-ish 13 year old around here as well - here's how we celebrated!
Blessings!
LIB
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Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

That is so cute! How creative!

And let me say, you do NOT look old enough to have a teenager!!! Wow!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Friday! I'll be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

Jerri said...

This is so cute! I love owls. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week!

Brittany said...

This is so cute!!!

myrtle said...

Cool! love this. . . so cute.=)


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