I made this Care Bears Birthday cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She had 2 requests, it had to be Love-a-Lot Bear (because it is pink, her favorite color) and it had to have sparkles on it!
I used the Wilton Care Bear Cake pan and used the guidelines that came with the pan (which can also be found on their website). I also used the Wilton butter cream icing recipe that my mom has used for years (it is in their recipe books)! I went on the internet to the Wilton Website to download the pattern for the hearts on Love-a-Lot's belly.
I used colored sugar for the pink and red hearts on her belly, using the patterns that I cut out. (I sprinkled the sugar on before outlining the hearts). For Love-a-Lot's nose and the heart on her bottom, I used candy hearts for decorating cakes (I think they were also made by Wilton, but I cannot remember for sure).
After decorating the whole cake, I used Wilton's edible glitter (basically clear sparklely sugar) and sprinkled it all over the cake. My daughter loved that it had sparkles all over it! It was also pretty simple to make using all on the helpful hints that Wilton gives.
This Carebear Birthday Cake was a dense, moist chocolate mud cake. The first cake was two 8.5" round tin layered cakes and the second (shorter) cake was a 10" round tin single layer. The third cake (rainbow) was a 9" round tin with a hole in the middle. I cut this cake in half and stood them together to make the rainbow shape.
The frosting is Wilton's Crusting Buttercream recipe which is great for the "paper towel smoothing effect". The colour is Capri Blue which was a gel base food colouring so the frosting did not get watered down. I used the whole bottle of gel to get the rich blue effect. The clouds were piped on from uncoloured buttercream frosting.
The stars and hearts and lettering were made from pre-coloured fondant cut out using my daughter's play-doh cutters. The Carebear toys can be bought on eBay. The slide was made out of Twizlers (coloured liquorice).
I have never decorated a cake before so I spend a few weeks learning how to pipe by watching youtube demonstrations. My 5 year old was thrilled to bits and was a huge hit at her party - it fed over 50 guests.
I got this idea for a Care Bear Cloud Cake from a picture I found when searching for Care Bear cakes. It looked really easy and as it turned out was really easy.
I purchased the Little Care Bear figurines on eBay for 1.99 but they were also available from other party shops and very inexpensive. I used two 12 inch round cake pans and put a thin layer of Wilton recipe frosting in-between. I frosted the whole cake pink as you can see and used round tip 12 for the clouds on the side of the cake with a tip 5 for the dots all around.
For the large clouds on top, I used a tip holder without a tip and then placed the Care Bears on the cake right before the party. My daughter loved it! The baking of the cakes and waiting for them to cool is the most time consuming part.
This cake literally took me 20 minutes to frost and decorate and is a very forgiving design. Thanks for reading and good luck!