To get the design of this Carebear Cake, I got a blank design from the internet, and edited and enlarged it on the computer, then printed it and cut out around it.
I made a simple vanilla cake mix times two or three, then used a large baking dish (as I did not have a cake pan this large)for the main cake, and also did a small bowl shaped pan, with a small amount of batter (tummy), and a muffin sized one (nose) and a couple of the smaller patty cake ones to give myself a variety of pieces to use.
I placed the paper design over the main cake, and used a toothpick to prick through the paper to make like a dot-to-dot for me to see the picture on the cake. Then I cut up and placed the tummy, nose and ear pieces onto the main cake, sticking them down with icing.
From there I made a light and dark pink icing, keeping some white for the tummy and other bits. Then simply coloured the cake in. I used licorice sliced into thin strips as an outline (this was an afterthought as I found it too hard to draw the outline with icing, the licorice was my mother's idea, which worked out well as it hid any mistakes where the two colours meet).
I used Turkish delight pieces to cut out the heart shapes, this was only due to the fact that I couldn't find anything better to use. The birthday girl was very happy with the result, and I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and it was yummy too!!
I covered this Homemade Grumpy Care Bear Cake 2 layer cake in homemade marshmallow fondant tinted with Wilton's Royal Blue icing coloring (1 bag of mini-marshmallows, 4 T water, and 2 lbs. powdered sugar). I used a mixture of cookie cutters and Wilton's fondant heart shaped cut outs to make the star and heart shapes.
I cut mini marshmallows in half and placed them around the base of the cake. I attached the stars and heart cutouts to the cake. To do this, I used a paint brush and painted water on one side of the cutout (to make the fondant stick) and stuck it to the cake. I then painted the other side with water to bring out the color.
To make Grumpy Bear, I used an old coloring sheet and copied it in a mirror image. I taped a piece of wax paper over the coloring sheet copy and made an outline with tinted piping gel. Once I completed the tracing, I placed the wax paper on top of the cake and gently ran my finger on the wax paper over the outline and removed the wax paper. This leaves and outline of the image and I filled in Grumpy Bear's image using Wilton's #16 with blue and white buttercream icing. I redid the outline with black/purple icing mix to better show the accents.