The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..


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Gold and Ivory Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2016})

For the past three years, I have competed in a cake competition held by this non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.

This year I decided to make this gold and ivory rose cake! I chose to do my favorite dark chocolate cake with a delicious homemade strawberry whipped cream.

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Gold & White Red Velvet Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2015})

It’s been a whole year since the last Cake-Off 4 Kids, so you know what that means…

I just competed in the 2015 Cake 4 Kids contest! If you don’t know already, for the past two years, I’ve competed in this cake competition. This competition is held by the non profit organization I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids. I’ve always loved competing in this contest, so I was really excited to be baking for this one again.

In the past two years, I was in the “Made by Kids”  category, but this year I didn’t register in time to be in this category, so I had to choose a category that wasn’t filled up. I ended up choosing the “Best Tasting” category.

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Minnie Mouse Cake {Cake 4 Kids Cake #9}

This cake that I have for you today was a very fun cake to make. I designed it for a little Disney fanatic and was themed after every kids’ childhood favorite Disney character!

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Nope, it’s not Mickey or Elsa, but none other than Miss Minnie Mouse. I made this cake for a non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.

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Purple Ombre Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2014})

Just like last September, this year I participated in a cake competition sponsored by Cake 4 Kids (an organization I volunteer for).

This year’s cake was a lot of fun to make and it is probably one of my most favorite decorated cakes.

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Last year, I had made a pink and brown owl cake that you can check out here.

This time however, I wanted to use some of my gumpaste roses to decorate the cake. So I settled on creating purple ombre ruffles and white roses dusted with a bit of purple luster dust.

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Ladybug Cake 4 Kids Cake #8

Here is a lovely cake that you can’t help but adore- a LADYBUG cake!

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This cake was made for an 8 year old girl who requested a ladybug themed cake via a non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids  (more info about Cake 4 Kids click here).  So I thought why not make a ladybug themed cake was that was shaped and decorated to look just like a large ladybug!

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Daisy “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #6

I have finally gotten to bake after so long! Like 3 WHOLE WEEKS. Yeah, I know it’s unbelievable.

The reason I couldn’t bake was because we were getting our kitchen remodeled which meant a new oven, so I guess it was worth the wait (even if I was getting low on sugar :/ ).

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The cake that I baked this time was for Cake 4 Kids (an organization that I volunteer for). It was for a little girl that was turning two.

I decided to cover this cake with frosting instead of fondant. This cake was a 3 layer white cake with vanilla buttercream.

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Because this cake was for a little girl, I loved planning out how I was going to decorate this cake. I probably had about a hundred girly things I could do with this cake. There were fondant bows, icing flowers, chocolate ribbons. Don’t even get me started on the different color schemes. 😉

At the end, I settled for an orange cake and white fondant daisies with yellow centers.

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Simple and sweet.

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Sports “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #6

Hi everyone! Last weekend I made a cake for Cake4Kids (the organization I volunteer for). This cake was for a 5 year old boy who wanted a sports themed cake. So I was especially excited for this cake given my interest in sports.

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The flavor of cake was not specified so I did an american style chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream. The cake was covered with sky blue fondant.

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I made all of the sport balls and lettering with fondant that I colored with food coloring.

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This cake was really fun to make and I hope the boy I made the cake for likes it!

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Go to the cake4kids page to see other cakes I made for this organization.

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