Today is my daughter's birthday. She is turning 11 today and so incredibly excited to have her party this weekend. She was already up before i left for work early this morning at 6.30am :) That should show you how excited she is because she is usually still snooring away and her dad has to wake her up a few times in the morning lol :P
She has specifically requested to have an Owl theme party as she is really into owls right now. So we have been busy creating owls goodie bag as well as owl party favours for her party this weekend.
She has also given me a drawing of what she wants her birthday cake to look like, so i will be posting her drawing along with the finished cake this weekend. In the mean here is the cookies we made as part of her party favours.
I wasn't sure how we want the owls to look like from the cookie cutter we had, we can make all sort of different kind of owls....so we made a little sketch of what we thought would look cute :)
As you can see, we didn't ended up putting a flower on the owl but it doesn't really need it anyway :)
So we start off by trimming the bottom of the owl. We didn't like how the cutter was uneven...the right side of the feet area was bigger than the left side for some strange reason. So we just decided to trim it off. See the photo below.
When the cookies were baked and cooled-off, start by marking the area with an edible marker.
Once you have marked the area, fill it with dark pink icing. We used 20 second icing for this. Let it dry for an hour or so and then start piping in the wings with blue icing. Let it dry.
When the dark pink icing is completely dry piped the eye area with light pink icing, and let it dry.
After the light pink icing is completely dry (we waited at least 4-6 hours for this one to avoid bleeding issues) start piping in the while icing and while the white icing is still wet piped the black icing on top and then put another white dots on top of the black icing while it was also still wet....got it?
So its kindda a triple dip wet on wet :) Black icing on top of a wet white icing, and then white icing on top of a wet black icing, did i confused you? Yep, that sounded confusing even for me, but you know what i mean right? ;-)
Okay, so you let the eyes dry and in the mean time piped the white chest area (as shown in the picture below) and let it dry. When the white chest area is dry, piped the details. We added the orange beak, and the little pink V on the chest area for the fur. Then using an outline consistency icing, piped a dark pink icing along the lines of the white chest area and also with an outline consistency icing, piped a blue icing on the outter edges of the blue wings. Lastly, add the owl's feet on each side of the bottom area using the same orange icing we used for the beak.
That was all the steps we did to make Claudia's owl. We decided to skip the flower on their ears, they dont really need it as there isn't much space on top of their head to put one without covering their eyes. But that's not to say that you can't put a tiny bow or a tiny flower if you want to do yours a bit differently :) Okay, so here they are ready for the party!
Oh, almost forgot that to compliment the owl we decided to make number 11 and heart shape cookies with a simple flower.
And here they are all packaged up, ready to go as party favours for her birthday party this weekend :)
Well I just want to use this opportunity to wish my daughter a very Happy Birthday... she is growing up to be the kindest, loving, caring, and just an amazing young lady. We are so proud of what you have achieved and who you are becoming. We love you to the moon and back. Have a wonderful day sweetheart! ;-)
Mummy, Daddy & Logan :)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.