Monday, September 16, 2013

Halloween Owl Stencil Cake

Have you ever tried using a cake stencil before?
You can even make them is super easy!

This Halloween Owl Stencil Cake would be great for a Halloween party.
Black sanding sugar creates the silhouette of an owl on the moon.
My cake is an 8 inch round; you could also use the stencil on a 9 inch cake.

For a cake surface that would crust and not stick to my stencil,
I made this buttercream frosting:

Basic Vanilla Buttercream
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • approx. 1/3 cup milk
  • orange food coloring gel

After your cake is frosted, print and cut out the owl stencil below.
Just right click on the image and choose "Save Image As".

With your stencil ready, lightly mist the cake with water in a spray bottle.
(This will make the sanding sugar stick to the buttercream frosting.)
Center your stencil on top of the cake and lightly press down the edges.

I put my black sugar in a salt shaker for easy application.
Be sure to make the layer of sugar thick enough so you don't see the frosting underneath.

Slowly and carefully lift the stencil off the cake:
 First, use a toothpick to lift up the edges of the stencil.
If possible, get an extra set of hands to help.
Lift it straight up and don't let the extra sugar slide off!

Whoo Whoo!

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Another fun Halloween cake...

Welcome Great Pumpkin Cake

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  1. I do love Halloween! And this cake is perfect! You could also use it as a pumpkin stencil. Love it! xxx

  2. Both cakes are gorgeous! I always end up with sugar everywhere:@)

  3. This is a perfect cake recipes for Halloween. Exactly for my daughters birthday. LOL

  4. Oh this is so cool! Thank you for sharing! :)

  5. Love that pretty black cat.
    So pretty!

  6. Soo fun! love this template. perfect for a party i am planning! thanks!

  7. love the look of this! fun cake as usual!!

  8. Nooo!! Don't make me crave Halloween already! It's still over a month away! On a side note: Wauw, it looks amazing! I'm sure I couldn't have made it look that precise even with a stencil..

  9. I love this! Thanks for the stencil!

  10. i love your ideas and your cake! kindly check my blog :)

  11. This cakes really look delicious. The color combination and stuffing is great.
    Can we buy cake online

  12. awesome cake, owl on a cake really beautiful. I am a big fan of a cake, thanks for shearing this blog with us. Great work, is it possible to order cakes in delhi.


  14. Hello, I stumbled across your blog while looking for great baking recipes and ideas. I must say the layout of your blog and quality of the pictures are impeccable. I like the seasonal take on cakes such as the Halloween cake and the use of a stencil to draw on the cake. I think it’s an idea that many would find useful in any baking recipe. Keep up the good work!


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