The Baking Owl

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


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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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4th of July Surprise Flag Cake + Cake Pops

As 4th of July was coming up, I wanted to make something I’ve not made before. So I made this cake with a surprise inside: It’s the US flag!

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Baby Shower Cake

This is the first cake I have ever made for a baby shower and I have to say, it was a lot of fun making all of the fondant decorations.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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