Anyway, on to the cake. You may remember that Aubrey's room has an owl theme.
So, I wanted to make an owl cake.
I took inspiration from Sara.
However, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, and I think this went the fastest of any birthday cake I've made so far. I started with my go-to birthday cake recipe these days, America's Test Kitchen Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting. Yum!
Then (for what I thought was going to be a shortcut that I've only used once before) I bought the pink frosting in a squeeze tube. I didn't realize until I was ready to use it that it was supposed to be used with special Cake Mate decorating tips. Boo. So, I manually held on my Wilton decorating tips. Ha! Anyway, add some Oreos and Junior Mints for the eyes, Bugles for the ears (covered in frosting) and beak, and voila!
(And I almost forgot the edible glitter sprinkled on top...it doesn't show up in pictures, but I think it's fun)!