I made this Pink Bear Cake for Coco's 2nd birthday from boxed strawberry cake mixes. I used a total of 3. First I made the bear cake mold (1 box), then 2 8" round cake pans (1 box), then I used a 3" tall 12" round (1 box). The base was the 12" round.
I placed 2 8" on top of that and covered all with pink fondant. I placed 5 wooden dowels in the 8" to hold the plate with the bear sitting on it. I used tip number 233 to decorate the bear with icing I colored hot pink. I did the ears in purple and the tail.
The bear decorating was the most time consuming. I cut the tip of a kids birthday party hat off for the hat on the bear and tied a pink bow and placed it on bear as a collar. The cake stood about 15" tall, everyone loved it and said the cake itself was the best tasting cake I had ever made.
The only thing I would do different next time is color the fondant on the layer cakes hot pink instead of light pink, since the bear was hot pink. Everything was pink including the cake inside and it was ALL cake.
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For this bear birthday cake I used the Wilton Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan set. I used the regular one.
I followed the directions that came with the pan. I used a regular Pillsbury cake mix (chocolate) as well as a pound cake mix. It took a bit of getting used to but I didn't have any real difficulties and this was my first time using a pan. I would suggest maybe using a set of pliers to put the clips on the pans before you bake the cake.
To decorate the bear I used tip #16. I was going to use butter cream icing but ended up using plain old generic store bought milk chocolate icing that I tinted black with Wilton icing colors gels. It was cheaper and worked out great. To finish the cake off I placed 2 flower candles at the base of the cake that I purchased at a dollar store.
I'm not going to lie, this cake took me quite a while to decorate. It took me roughly 2 hours to cover him in black! If you're a more experienced cake decorator I'm sure it won't take you nearly as long as it took me.
This Bear Cub Birthday Cake was a cake for a man who loves grizzly bears. I formed the head and paws out of rice cereal treats, the fur is done in Wilton's decorating icing I got at Walmart. I love this stuff because the texture is perfect and taste is excellent.
I formed the nose, eyes, and claws from white fondant. The cake is yellow Betty Crocker, two boxes for two squares. I frosted the cake with regular chocolate frosting and used the Wilton's to make the fish design on top. All colors are just mix n go food coloring we all have access to.
I always bake the cake first, then frost, then I made the bear's head and paws. Then decorative iced on the fur and then added the nose, eyes and claws.
I went on line for this Bears cake and found the bears logo and blew it up on my printer. Then I cut it out and placed it aside. I made a half sheet cake, frosted it in navy blue and let it sit to "dry".
Once the icing was dry to the touch I laid the logo on top and traced around it in white icing with a number 6 tip. I then removed the paper and filled in the logo with orange icing in a number 6 tip (you can just use a zipper bag with the corner cut off). Then dip your finger in powdered sugar to smooth the icing.
The edges were decorated with sugared footballs that I bought at a local cake shop.