What do Strigiformes have to do with cephalopods? Well, practically nothing in the animal kingdom, but in the cake world.. everything! As the spring season closes in on us, don’t be surprised if you start getting requests for cakes in the “owl” or “octopus” theme, particularly for baby shower cakes, and children’s cakes.
The owl theme really picked up steam in 2011 on sites like pinterest.com, where we can see an increasing number of stationary, nursery decor and jewelry featuring owls.
Octopuses (octopi?) have been gaining a lot of traction in the craft market over the past few years, namely the “steampunk” style jewelry and art. It didn’t really catch on in the cake world until the blog-o-sphere exploded with Karen Portaleo’s (highlandbakery.com) famous Octopus cake made for a benefit at the Georgia Aquarium. Since then we have seen more and more cupcakes, cake-pops and wedding cakes with Octopuses, and very recently the baby boutique clothing, and home decor has started catching on.