I was asked to make an owl cake for a baby shower a while back. After looking up inspirations I decided on the design you see below. The owl is make of cake (rice krispies work too) covered in frosting and fondant, which also helps add to the slices of cake to feed people.
The cake was a 10 inch round white cake covered in buttercream and then fondant so that it could travel well (it was going from Portland to Seattle)
I used small pearl sprinkles for the sparkle in the owls eye
I used a gum paste cutter to cut out all the flowers, assembled them with centers and layers and then dried them in clean unused paint palette like the one below for a few days belfore placing them on the cake.