The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Picture Tutorial)

Today’s recipe is a twist to a favorite summer treat! I made a s’mores chocolate chip cookie cake!


Yup. Pure chocolatey marshmallowey (<–yes, I just made up that word) goodness.

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Tomboy Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Hi everyone! Last weekend I made a cake that’s from a charming little cookbook called Miette and on the cover of the cookbook, is a very pretty cake called a Tomboy cake.

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The cake recipe they used was a double chocolate cake that was very delicious along with a simple but yummy raspberry buttercream.

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The cake itself was a bit more complicated than a cake I normally bake but it was still quite doable. I also didn’t have to add any food coloring because the fresh raspberries (some from our backyard) made a beautiful pale pink colored frosting.

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Decorating this cake is quite simple since you don’t have to take time (or about 2 hours to be exact if you’re a perfectionist like me 😉 )to smooth frosting on the sides of the cake. I used a star decorating tip to frost in between the layers of cake and on top.

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For the frosting recipe please look below!

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Fresh Raspberry Frosting


Vanilla buttercream

1 cup of fresh raspberries

1 tbs. Of Water

½ tbs. Of Granulated sugar


1. In a pot over medium-low heat, cook raspberries, water, and sugar and stir gently until the berries are liquefied, about 10-15 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve. Let cool to room temperature.

3. For every cup of vanilla buttercream, mix in about 3 tablespoons of the raspberry juice until combined (more or less depending on your taste).




Game Wheel Cake

A couple of weeks ago I made a cake for a surprise birthday party for my dad’s friend’s 40th birthday party! This cake was a really fun cake to make and the end result got many smiles at the party. I was asked to make the cake that looked like a game wheel with a spinner, so after some research, I finalized my cake design.

This cake took me awhile to make and I faced some challenges with fondant. I decided to go with a white and blue color theme with a bit of brown.



I figured out how to get the spinner to really spin and everyone was spinning it to see what they got! The wheel and border decorations were all made with fondant.


I also dusted the top of the cake with lots of silver dust (maybe a little too much :/)


This cake was a 4 layer red velvet cake with a cream cheese icing for the filling. All the adults and the kids at the party really liked how the cake looked and tasted and I got lots of encouraging comments and compliments.

I also have YouTube tutorials on how to make red velvet cake and cream cheese icing up on my tutorials page!

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Buttercream Rose Cake

Hi everyone, last weekend I made a buttercream rose cake. I used a 2 layer 6 inch chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream tinted pink with a bit of orange. To make the roses, I  made swirls that looked like rosettes on the sides and top of the cake. I started at the bottom of the cake and made my way to the top. This is a really simple cake and is very forgiving because even if you mess up on one rose all you have to do is scrape it off and try again! We had a few guests over and they enjoyed the cake with us.

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Funfetti Cake (YouTube Tutorial)

Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my 1 year anniversary post, I would start making tutorials on YouTube and I have just made my first video on how to make a funfetti cake! This was my very first video so I was kind of nervous but I think it turned out alright. This cake that I made was really fun to make and was so colorful! The cake itself was really tasty and soft and would taste great with many different kinds of frostings and fillings. I used a plain vanilla buttercream for the filling and the crumb coat. The cake recipe I used was from The Cake Bible. Please check out the video!

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Cookie Monster Cake

Last Thursday, on the Thanksgiving day, it was my brother’s 6th birthday. I decided to surprise him with  every kids’ favorite character: The Cookie monster! Making this cake was really fun and super easy. I did not use any fondant; only icing, a marshmallow, and a yummy chocolate chip cookie of course! All I did to make this cake was pipe on royal blue icing with a #21 star tip on the sides and top of the cake. I also left some space on the top of the cake for the mouth. For the mouth, I used black chocolate icing and just spread the icing where I wanted the mouth to be. For the eyes, I took one normal sized marshmallow and cut it in half. I placed each half of marshmallow on the cake and used two brown M&Ms as the pupils. Then I used a mini chocolate chip cookie and stuck it into the mouth with a trail of cookie crumbs.

My brother really enjoyed eating this cake and so did our thanksgiving guests!

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Princess “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #3

Last weekend, I made a princess cake for “cake 4 kids” (the organization I volunteer for). It turned out to be one of my favorite cakes that I have baked and decorated so far. When I first came across this idea online, I immediately wanted to make it.

This was a 3 layer vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. I used a glass bowl to bake the cake that I thought would look like the dress of a princess. I also used a 6in. cake to make the dress taller. I used a doll pick from Wilton which I decorated with frosting. I used tip #104, #2D, and #16 to decorate the cake. For the letters on the cake board, I used fondant.

Overall, I was happy with the final result and I hope that the little girl likes it too!

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Below are a few pics:






Green and Blue “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #2!

As you all know, I am a volunteer for Cake for kids.  Cake 4 kids a non profit organization that delivers cakes to disadvantaged children. This week I baked a cake for a boy’s birthday. I decided to go with a simple but elegant design. The birthday boy had requested a green and blue cake with no specified flavor, so I decided to make a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. I wanted to try a different kind of vanilla cake recipe, so I tried this recipe. This turned out to be a very soft and spongy cake.

Unfortunately, I could not deliver the cake as I was in school, so my dad delivered it for me.

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Here are some pictures of the cake: