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Christmas Bear Cake


A Christmas Bear Cake is a cute critter appropriate for a wintertime dinner or birthday. Wilton 3-D cake pans make stand-up cakes like this easy to bake and decorate using just basic techniques like stars and dots.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 3 3/4 cups Chocolate buttercream icing:
Tint 1/4 cup green
Tint 1/4 cup red
Tint 1/4 cup black
Reserve 2 3/4 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Use spatula and white icing to ice bottom of feet smooth.

Step 3

Use tip 4 and black icing to pipe-in nose, eyes and outline mouth (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Use tip 16 and white icing to cover body, arms, head and left ear with stars.

Step 5

Use tip 16 and black icing to pipe stars on scarf and hat covering right ear.

Step 6

Use tip 16 and red icing to pipe star cuff on hat and pull-out fringe hat pompom and scarf fringes.

Step 7

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. You will need approximately 6 2/3 cups batter. This Stand-Up Cuddly Bear cake bakes best using a batter that is firm, but not too heavy. We recommend using a pound cake mix and a 2-layer cake mix combined. Place mixes in a bowl, add all the ingredients specified on the boxes and mix. Measure batter and place in bear pan. Use any remaining batter to bake cupcakes. Note: some bakers prefer leaving the baking core inside the cake. If you choose to do this, do not grease the inside of the baking core and do not bake any batter in the core. Once the cake is cool, cover the metal tabs with icing when decorating.

1. Generously coat the inside of both pan halves and both the inside and outside of the baking core using Wilton Cake Release.

2. Fasten pan halves together with clips, making sure the halves fit snugly together.

3. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour 6 cups of cake batter into pan. Cake fills out best when batter rises and overflows slightly while baking.

4. Insert baking core into center. Secure core by slipping tabs of longer prongs under the sides of the pan. Pour 2/3 cup batter into core. Bake 50-60 minutes. Do not overbake.

5. Remove from oven. Cool upside down on rack 5-10 minutes. Trim excess cake level with bottom of pan.

6. Lie cake pan on cooling rack. Remove clips and remove front of pan to release steam. Replace front of pan. Flip over and remove back of pan to release steam. Stand cake and pans upright and cool 15 minutes.

7. Remove pans; gently remove the baking core and the baked cake center. Set cake upright and cool 1 additional hour.

8. Place the cake center inside the bear, filling any empty areas with buttercream icing. Position cake upright on plate and secure to plate with icing or melted candy. Your bear cake is now ready to decorate

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Christmas Bear Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy, very versitile. I changed the colours. You only have to use a star tip and do little pull out stars. The bear pan makes it very easy, you just have to fill in the lines with colours. I would recommend this to any skill level. Everyone loved it and asked about it.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we used this cake pan for my grandson's 1st birthday. As a beginner decorator, it was very easy to use and came out great. It can be used as a baby shower cake a toddler cake and if you decorate it with seasonal items you can use it any time of year. It's adorable!
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love how this cake looks it just so cute who wouldn't love it! i know it make look like it takes a long time to do all the stars all over the bear but trust me it goes by fast and very easy and well worth it. everyone will be completing you! :)
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was such an adorable cake. I made it for a fundraiser for my daughter's preschool. It was a big hit. In fact it was the first cake to go. I just love the 3D stand up bear pan. There are so many different designs you can make using this pan.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this 3-D cake pan, it is so adorable. You can make so many variations of this cute little bear too. This is a great cake (pan) for holidays, birthdays or baby showers.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake pan design is a hit and one of the cutest I have ever used. You can decorate the bear for just about any event. Who doesn't love cuddly teddy bears?
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the cake I made for my daughters first birthday. She was born at Christmas time, and this was the perfect cake to celebrate the occasion!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This bear was a big success last year at my church's Advent event. The only problem was deciding the correct way to cut it.
Date published: 2010-11-29
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