Practice your piping techniques when decorating this cheerfully detailed Teddy Bear with Block Pan cake. Turn the cake?s block shape into a cupcake by mounding and piping icing and sprinkling with Rainbow Jimmies Sprinkle Decorations.
Ice cake sides and background areas smooth. Mound a small mound of icing on bottom of block area for dimension.
Outline bear using tip 4. Pipe tip 3 zig zags for bottom of foot, smooth with spatula. Pipe tip 98 vertical lines for bottom half of cupcake. Pipe in tip 4 facial features.
Pipe tip 4 dot foot pads (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 16 stars on bear. Using tip 12 and heavy pressure, pipe swirls of icing on cupcake top, pat with linger dipped in cornstarch. Add sprinkles.
Pipe tip 3 message. Pipe tip 18 rosette bottom border. Cut gum drops in half and position on alternating rosettes. Position candle in cake.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.