I really love how the owl photo shoot cake turned out. It was one of the easier cakes I have done.
I used a domed metal bowl to cook my cake in. Then, I did a thin layer of buttercream all over the cake. I did the buttercream petal technique all over the cake starting at the bottom and working my way to the top with purple and pink icing to mimmick feathers. I then added the eyes, beak and ears using colored marshmallow fondant.
The cake and cupcakes for the party were in a totally different color scheme. I took the owls from the cupcake set and added them to the side of the cake. They bought a clay owl to put on top of the cake that matched the colors perfectly.
It was just a plan buttercream cake with piped owls on the sides. Nothing to fancy about that, but it was cute.