Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hooty Birthday

  I was browsing through one of my older subscriptions of Parenting Magazine the other day, and came across this adorable cake decorating scheme: a hoot owl.  I decided to make this for my husband Robert's birthday this last weekend, and it was a hit.  For the cake recipe, I made a simple Texas Sheet-cake.  On the decorating, I made a simple delicious icing with just powdered sugar and butter; I added cocoa for the chocolate part, and turmeric for the yellow beak, feet, and writing.  I also used Newman O's for the owl's eyes. ;-)


1 c. oil
1 c. water
4 tbsp. sweetened cocoa
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
Dash of salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream or buttermilk
^"I used my Milk Maiden Kefir"
1 tbsp. baking soda

Bring oil, water, and cocoa to a boil. Note: If using unsweetened cocoa, add 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar.
Remove from heat; add dry ingredients. Beat eggs in a dish; add sour cream and baking soda. Mix well. Add to chocolate mixture and beat well. Bake in a greased jelly roll pan at 375 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes. Cookie sheet can be used.

"Happy Birthday!" to my Sweetheart, and much loved Bobby's "Daddy". "xoxo"



~The Bargain Babe said...

Very cute cake. And I love texas sheet cake. I always ask my mom to make it as my birthday cake. :)

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Yummy, the Texas Sheet Cake is delicious...thank you for sharing the recipe! Happy Birthday to Robert!