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Night Owl Trix Cake

Sara Hicks Malone Recipe by

Night Owl Trix Cake

Shake up your next birthday party with this Night Owl cake made from Trix Cereal!

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 28

‘Cheep’ and Chic 1st Birthday  

As prepared by Sara Hicks Malone

Has your little one's first year flown by?


A bird-themed birthday party ('cheep' and cheap!) might be just the way to celebrate your little one's big day. With so much emotion packed into one celebration, it's easy for Mom to get carried away with baby's first birthday. But you can keep your decorations 'cheep' by using some of these inexpensive ideas. Put a bird on it!


1. House Plants


Plants can be easily transformed into center-stage party decor with the addition of a craft store-bought bird. Simply nest the bird inside your desired 'tree,' add an attractive pot, and voilà! You have a festive centerpiece that won't wither away in a week.


2. Garland


A garland brings a festive touch to any party. Easily handcraft a bird-inspired garland with some simple materials. Using an X-acto knife and ruler, create the pennants from leftover paint swatches, hole punch and thread with colorful twine, tape up in your desired location, and add a clip-art bird (easily found for free online) on either end. Hang the string from the bird's beaks to make it appear as though they are holding the garland in the air.


3. Nests


Store-bought nests are common elements in many bird-themed parties. They're typically filled with candy eggs, but try to think 'outside the nest' and include some sugar-free treats instead. A balloon, a bird whistle, bubbles and a ball all purchased at a dollar store make for good nesting materials.

Your little one will be flying the nest before you know it, so enjoy these festivities while you can!

Check out these bird-themed party recipes to go with your decorations!



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Night Owl Trix Cake

Ingredients

1/4
cup ready made fondant, yellow
1/8
cup edible eyeballs
18
cups Trix Cereal
9
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups soft chocolate roll candy
32
ounces miniature marshmallows (3 bags)
2
cups chocolate candy melts, your favorite colors
1/4
cup ready made fondant, green

Directions

  • 1 Place one bag (approx 10.5 ounces) mini marshmallows and 3 tablespoons butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • 2 Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave for 1 additional minute.
  • 3 Add 6 cups Trix Cereal and mix well to combine.
  • 4 Press mixture into a 9 inch round cake pan that has been sprayed generously with nonstick cooking spray. Let cool slightly before removing from pan.
  • 5 Repeat Steps 1-4 and place second cake on top of the first one.
  • 6 Repeat Steps 1-3 and press half the mixture into a 6 inch round cake pan that has been sprayed generously with nonstick cooking spray. Remove and repeat with second half of mixture. Place both layers on top of the larger cake.
  • 7 Unwrap soft chocolate roll candies and place in medium microwafe-safe bowl. Microwave for 6-10 seconds until barely softened.
  • 8 Take small pieces of softened chocolate candy and roll between fingers to make tree branches. Place all over cake.
  • 9 Roll out green fondant to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out leaf shapes and pinch bottom of shape to form leaves. Place on branches all over the cake.
  • 10 Roll out yellow fondant to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out small star shapes and place all over cake.
  • 11 Microwave candy melts in medium microwave-safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
  • 12 Place melted candy melts into a quart-sized freezer bag and snip off a small corner of bag. Draw owl shapes with candy melts on wax paper. Let dry until set, about 10 minutes.
  • 13 Remove owls and turn over. Add edible eyeballs to each and attach to cake with remaining candy melts or your favorite icing.
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