Oct 28

August 2019 

Free Cake Tutorial: How to Make a Halloween Owl

This Halloween Owl is perfect for your scary bakes! Halloween is a great holiday to have fun with your baking, there's so much choice from sweet little owls like this one, to a fully fledged haunted house. We have so many more tutorials over at Pretty Witty Academy to help you have a really fun Halloween!

This is a free tutorial from Pretty Witty Cakes all about how to make this sweet little owl. It's a great addition to autumnal celebration cakes and Halloween bakes.

This simply designed but really effective topper looks great adorning big cakes and cupcakes alike. You can really impress friends and family with this little novelty topper and take this year's Halloween bakes to the next level!

If you liked this owl topper then why not take a look at this tutorial for Halloween Cupcake Toppers over on the Academy!

Halloween Toppers

Top Tips for This Halloween Owl:

  • You can colour modelling paste as you like to make variations on this topper.
  • Once you've used the cutter, shape the ball a bit so the edges aren't too harsh.
  • Make sure to keep the modelling paste in a sandwich bag so it doesn't dry out while you are making your owl.
  • Mix a little bit of brown into the white paste for the eyes so they aren't a harsh white. 
  • Use a scalpel knife to shape the wings, use your fingers to soften the edges so the cut is not so harsh.
  • Use a dresden tool to mark the feet and make "toes".
  • Where you are going to place the hat, cut off the pointed edge of the owl.
  • Saracino usually sticks to itself quite easily so you shouldn't need glue.
  • If you don't have a triangle cutter you can cut it to size using the scalpel and your best judgement.

Products Used for This Halloween Owl:

Saracino Modelling Paste    

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Scalpel   

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Dresden Tool  

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Circle Cutters

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Strip Cutter

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Sugarflair Caramel


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Sugarflair Tangerine


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Black Saracino Modelling Paste


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Number 12 Nozzle  

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A Few Cakes to Inspire:

We've collected a few of our favourite Halloween and Autumn themed cakes to inspire and help get you on your way to a perfect Halloween!

Have a look at this inspiration and see what you can make and how you can use your new skills from our tutorial!

This cake comes from Maria at Glyka Bake Shop. Established for 10 years, she is a self taught baker based in New York/Tristate Area.

She makes custom bakes with ingredients of the highest quality and her little hand made models are what make her really stand out.

This Halloween cake is just perfect for a spooky celebration or Autumnal birthday and our Halloween Owl topper would work perfectly on this two tiered cake. The silhouettes and bold colours really make this cake stand out.

These cupcakes are made by Pink Cake Box, established in 2005, they make custom cakes in Denville, NJ.

We love the simple design on these Halloween cupcakes, with the little modelled hats and perfectly piped buttercream, they really are little beauties. The colour of the icing is really vibrant and looks so powerful against the black of the hats. We wouldn't mind one or two of these.

Finally this beautifully black cake is made by Mandy Merriman from Baking with Blondie

Based in Utah, Mandy makes some amazing custom bakes including this black halloween inspired cake.

Another beautiful design, complete with perfect drips, modelling and even some autumnal sprinkles. What's not to love? This cake looks really effective and would be perfect for any Halloween themed party!

Our Final Words:

Halloween really is a great time to practice your bakes, so why not have a go at this topper tutorial. There are also hundreds of other tutorials over at the Academy so if your really feeling inspired go and have a look at our other seasonal tutorials! 

We hope you're feeling inspired and ready for this Halloween. We'd love to see what you make! Share your bakes with us over on the Pretty Witty Cakes Facebook page.

What To Do Now:

Head on over to Pretty Witty Academy and have ago at our other Halloween-y tutorials. They're perfect for any spook soiree. 

Halloween Toppers

Pretty Witty Academy has nearly 1000 cake tutorials showing you everything from baking master classes to how to make a wedding cake from start to finish. We also have cupcake toppers, novelty cakes and cakes that defy gravity!  

We have a huge business section for those wanting to run a cake business or who are currently running a business and need a helping hand.

Why not check out some of these amazing cake tutorials. See more at Pretty Witty Academy.

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