This Homemade Hula Bear Cake Design was so much fun to make! I am surprising my niece for her 5th birthday. I used the Wilton Ballerina Bear pan and used their suggestion of making it into a Hula Bear instead.
I started by purchasing the already prepped fondant from ACMoore. I cut and prepared all flowers ahead of time while the cake was baking (I used Strawberry cake for fun pink color for niece's birthday party. Next, I mixed all of the icing colors. I started with the edges of the cake in the teal blue. Next, I did the outline with a star tip around the bear. That was followed by all of the white areas.
Next, I filled in the bear with the stars (had to start and stop to cool icing bag in frig). The grass skirt had me nervous, but it was so much easier than I expected. I used tip #352 and just repeated. Last, I added the flowers using tweezers to avoid hitting the stars. I adhered them to the cake with a little icing underneath (especially for those around the cake). I went to the Wilton sight to see feedback on this idea and there was none. I would say it was easy, but time consuming (4 hours in total).
However, I couldn't be happier with the results. Hope you enjoy!
This Hula Girl cake was inspired from this website. I got a lot of good ideas from here so thank you!
I used a small Pyrex bowl for for the dome and another Pyrex bowl that was flat on the bottom for the base. For the very bottom layer, I used part of an oatmeal tube! I didn't need that much cake since it was just for my daughter. I used white cake mix and bought regular white icing and tinted it green for my base coat. I let the whole thing cool overnight in the fridge.
Then I used a star tip and decorating icing tinted green to do the grass. It was a small star tip. After that all I had to do was use a small flower tip, tint more icing in varying colors and do the border and flowers on the dress. This could not have been easier!
But it is very time consuming because if you use the wrong icing (like I did for the flowers) you have to put the cake into the fridge very often or the icing just melts off. You have to use the stiff decorating icing that you get back by the fabrics in Walmart.
Barbie turns 50 this year 2009, so I have made and decorated this Hula Birthday Cake for my friend's 50th birthday party. I used a large oven safe mixing bowl for the skirt cake on Barbie.
The sheet cake was iced with chocolate icing then sprinkled with crushed up graham cracker crumbs to make the sand. The hula doll skirt was placed on the cake after cooling. Barbie was wrapped in plastic wrap then put into the middle of the cake. I used fondant icing dyed with Wilton green food dye from the craft store.
The hula skirts were made with purchased fondant put through a pasta/spaghetti maker. Note: keep the pasta damp to ease in placement on the cake. The skirt cake was then iced with a green dyed icing before placing the fondant strips all around. The sitting dolls had icing used on their wastes as a gluing ingredient for the skirt materials. Then pink flowers were piped on for decor and flower leis. Milk Duds were cut in half and hollowed out for the coconut bras.