This teddy bear cake was for a gift at a baby shower. I used the mini bear cake pan and ball cake pan, baked as directed.

The ball and bear were decorated using a #16 star tip with colored buttercream frosting. I use Wilton’s recipe but instead of just vanilla I use a mixture of vanilla, butter, and almond extracts for a less sweet taste.

First I traced out the stars on the ball with a toothpick then filled them in with the frosting. After the stars were done I finished up with blue frosting to cover the whole ball. I placed a dowel rod through the bear and then through the ball and decorated the bear on top of the ball. Since the bear is really light you can pretty much place it anywhere on the ball and it won’t fall as long as the dowel rod is going all the way through the ball.

The lettering was wood letters covered in fondant and then sprayed with the two colors, I think spraying the colors on fondant is easier and gives it more of a glossed look then hand mixing. Just make sure you let them dry before picking up as I got green on one of the yellow letters because the green was not dry yet.