Talk about a deep-sea adventure! Create this fun scuba-diving toddler using
our Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan along with 10 and 12 in. rounds. Make cute
little fish with brightly colored fondant. A great splash at any party!
In advance: Make hair. Use tip 16 and brown royal icing to pipe 35 to 40 wavy lines, each approximately 1 1/2 in. long, on waxed-paper-covered board. Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry.
Also: Make hands and ears. Knead 1/4 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 3 oz. of white fondant. Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Cut hands using pattern (reverse for 1). Cut ears using wide end of tip 2A; cut circle in half. Let all dry on surface covered with cornstarch.
Bake and cool 1-layer round cakes and bear cake. Trim arms, ears and muzzle off bear. Prepare round cakes for
Stacked Construction; ice smooth with buttercream.
For diver's arms, cut 2 dowel rods 3 in. long; fill top half of dowel rods with fondant to hold hands. Insert in bear cake sides. Attach hands to lollipop sticks with melted candy; insert in dowel rods. Attach ears with dots of icing. Outline trunks with tip 3; fill in with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 3 dot nose; overpipe for dimension. Outline and pipe-in mouth with tip 3 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 3 bead tongue (pat smooth). Cover head, body, arms, ears and feet with tip 16. Pipe tip 12 ball toes. Insert hair. For mask, tint 3 oz. of fondant violet. Roll a 1/4 x 13 in. long log; attach around face with dots of icing.
For fish, tint 3 oz. of fondant each orange and yellow. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use smallest round cutter from set to cut 6 orange and 5 yellow bodies. Use patterns to cut contrasting color fins. Attach bodies to 10 in. cake using dots of icing; attach fins with damp brush. For mouths, roll 1/4 in. logs of fondant; fold in half and attach with damp brush. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes and pupils.
Pipe tip 5 bead bottom border on 10 in. cake. Pipe tip 21 c-motion waves on 12 in. cake.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.
Rated 4 out of
I made this cake for a friend of mine. I did have to transport to the location quite a long distance. For the most part it traveled well, but I didn't use the heater core for the "baby", my poor baby kind of shrunk in transport. Also because I didn't use the core my arms did stay in place. So I would recommend that you use the core in the stand up bear cake. It is also a good opportunity to make several flavors of cake.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of
I enjoyed making the Deep Diver Cake while taking the Wilton Method class. This was my multi-tiered cake. I made a smaller version with the mini bear mold and smaller round cakes at the bottom. The instructions were easy to follow and the cake came out great.