This Bear baby shower cake was made for baby Tommy. I was given these instructions: teddy bears, blue, Tommy, and add a few cupcakes.
I started with 2 8inch rounds for the tub and the flower cake pan as the base. I made the teddy bear, flower pendants on some of the cupcakes and lady bugs from fondant. And I made the flowers and letters from gum paste.
The tub was filled and iced with butter cream chocolate icing and thick ring put around the top to look like the top of the tub. On top of the tub, I used blue icing and white icing for the bubbles.
The gum paste letters were secured to lollipop sticks and allowed to dry overnight. I used the grass tip to cover the base. After doing this for half an hour I do not recommend using grass to cover a large surface. Also, if you are using true butter cream, be sure to watch the temperatures. I made sure I had the car cooled down for transport however, the site did not have air conditioning. The cake held up, but the chocolate butter cream became soft and you could see where the cake was pushing it out the sides by the time we cut it.
The cool part was, the guests didn't notice it as it looked like it was intentionally, kind of like the metal rings on a barrel.
My friend's little girl was having a build-a-bear party and wanted a bear cake. I have to admit this photo really doesn’t do the cake justice - as the brown looks darker than it was, but the kids loved it. The little girl was very excited about it.
To make it I used 2 9in rounds, sandwiched together with vanilla frosting. Then the ears, collar and nose I just cut of a sheet cake. The whole lot covered with chocolate icing. The original photo I used to get the idea used vanilla frosting with brown & yellow colors mixed in, which made it slightly more lighter looking.
The cake I made them out of Betty Crocker mix. To make a cake really tasty and moist I learnt a trick that instead of water replace with milk, and instead of the oil use butter/margarine melted - makes it taste so much nicer.
All the cakes I made a few days before and froze as its easier to work with frozen cakes I have found. Pretty simple for the eye-brows & nose - I just piped on with a brown icing squeeze bottle.
The crown & ribbons were bought from Michaels in the teddy / doll section, and the rest was candy decorations bought from the local shop.
I started this bear cake by making a basic sponge cake and filling it with strawberry jam. Using a picture of a 'Me to You' bear I copied the face onto a piece of grease proof paper. I placed the grease proof paper onto the cake and using a sharp knife i cut around the template.
For the icing I used butter icing and mixed a blue and black together to make the basic grey colour. I covered the cake all over except leaving the bottom section for the nose. I then mixed the remaining grey butter icing with a bit more black colorant to make the different shade of grey for the bears mouth and nose area. I then used a blue butter icing to complete the nose.
For the patch and eyes I used black icing (I waited for the base icing to completely dry before adding the eyes and patch). To finish the cake off I used a baby pink icing to add a bow to the bears ear.