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Coolest Bear Cake 11

by Jill
(Westford, MA)

Homemade Dorothy Bear Cake

Homemade Dorothy Bear Cake

My children's pre-school was holding a fundraising event with a Wizard of Oz theme. I had recently received the Williams-Sonoma Build-a-Bear cake pan as a gift, along with the Santa decorating kit. Wanting to try my new pan out, I decided to make the bear cake, but modify the decorations to dress her like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

The decorating kit came with directions for making "fur" by painting on a sugaring glaze and sprinkling on turbinado/demerara sugar. The fur was done, per the bear's decorating instructions, except for the ruby slippers, where I just used red decorating sugar instead. (The fur was harder than I expected because I had to keep picking up the bear to reach different surfaces.)

The kit also came with fondant for the Santa outfit. I made my own MMF (marshmallow fondant) in white and painted on the gingham pattern with tinted clear vanilla. I then used the Santa costume pattern from the kit, minus the sleeves and details, to cut out Dorothy's dress. I also made my own fondant bows.

I used buttercream frosting to paste on the costume and to add the frilly sleeves and collar for the dress.

There was also a pattern for the foot pads, eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth in the Santa kit. I used this and the black fondant that came with the kit (so I wouldn't have to color any fondant black) and pasted them on by scraping off the glaze and "fur," and painting on fresh, wet glaze to stick on the fondant pieces.

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brill
by: linda

this is brill, can you tell me who makes the bear making pan? the shape is perfect, just what i need to make my granddaughters cake
well done i would be so proud if i made this cake,
excellent work

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Coolest Dead Bear Cake 14

by Monica S.
(Neenah, WI)

Homemade Dead Bear Cake

Homemade Dead Bear Cake

I make an incarnation of this Dead Bear Cake every year for my best friend's birthday. He took such delight in beheading it the first year that I started mixing red velvet in the pan for an added surprise.

I use basic icing dye and flavor each color separately for a wonderful fusion. The icing is freehand on a Wilton 3D teddy bear pan and sits in a bed of two tone roses, 1 rose for every year he's been alive.

I went a little sloppy on the fur this year, trying for shaggy but the kitchen was hot and the icing was a little soft.

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Ah ha
by: Lucia B

I thought dead bear? Then realized oh! It's a Grateful Dead bear LOL That is way cool.

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Coolest Bear Birthday Cake 11

by Althea
(Wadsworth, OH)

Homemade  Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Bear Birthday Cake

I used Wilton's animal crackers pan for this Bear Birthday Cake. My kids wanted a special cake and this was a quick one to please them with.

I used "better cream" for the frosting since I always have some on hand. You can find it in the frozen section of some specialty stores such as GFS. I used the vanilla one and just dyed it to the colors I wanted. I used the star tip for the fur and a writing tip for the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

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Coolest Bear Cake 8

by Jessie
(NY)

Homemade Teddy Bear Cake

Homemade Teddy Bear Cake

To make this bear cake I just used two round cake pans (you can use any size you want) and made cupcakes separately. I think you can tell by the picture how it was made.

I wish the frosting looked creamier but this was my first try! The eyes, nose and mouth pieces came from a Halloween pumpkin decorating kit we bought. I decided to use the face on my cake instead of our Halloween pumpkin a couple days before!

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Coolest Bear Birthday Cake 49

by Geraldine
(Connecticut)

Homemade Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Bear Birthday Cake

This Bear Birthday Cake was made for my granddaughter's first birthday. It's made from six individual cakes. I used rice krispy treats for the ears and nose. Fondant was used to cover the nose and on the inside of the ears and bottom of feet.

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Got to be the BEARY BEST cake!!
by: Eileen

This cake is awesome!!! It totally looks like a real stuffed Teddy Bear!!!! I LOVE IT!!

Coolest Bear Cake Ever
by: Mary Pride

WOW that teddy bear sure looks real to me I never seen a cake that looked so real before you got my vote all the way

Bear Cake
by: Janelle

The cake was sooooooooo flyyyyyyyy!!!! i soooo wish i culd bake!

One of the most amazing cakes I've seen!
by: Patti

What a beautiful and creative birthday cake. It almost looks too good to eat, but I bet it tastes even better than it looks! Love it!

My daughter would want to kiss it.
by: Nicole

Such an amazing cake! I bet my one year old daughter (who exclusively kisses only her teddy bears and stuffed animals) would want to kiss it! He looks so real and huggable!

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