I found this adorable idea on the web. Just use Google Images and search "owl cake" and you'll see what I mean. I can credit the person, but several people have done something like this, so whoooo is the original designer? The first lady on Flikr, the second one? This person? I don't know, but thank you !
Sidebar: That's the thing about cake decorating, that even my teacher said; Nothing is really an original design. Everyone "borrows" from everyone else. I won't say "steal" because we're a sharing community of decorators. If you're a stingy decorator that doesn't want to share, then boooo to you.
Isabel and I created the pieces using fondant and gum paste and let them harden a bit overnight.
The next night I shredded some carrots and got to work on the carrot cake. While they cooled, we (Isabel and I) made the homemade cream cheese icing, and lightened it with a small touch of sky blue gel food coloring.
The cake was iced, the pieces placed, some gum paste trees and flowers made (real easy as I already had the fondant colored from the night before) and here it is.
Mmmm. Carrot cake is my favorite.