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Bearing Gifts Cake

Perfectly present take-home favors. Set a Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan cake on a pretty display stand and surround the tasty teddy with candy-filled Eco-Occasions Silhouette Bear Favor Boxes.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool bear cake using your favorite cake recipe and following pan directions. Trim off paw that is in the bear's mouth.

Step 2

Make buttercream icing divide icing and tint a small amount black, tint remainder brown with a little red-red. Alternately, use chocolate buttercream icing for the brown icing.

Step 3

Using fondant, shape bear's front leg and attach to cake with icing positioning as if holding box.

Step 4

Using tip 4 and black icing, pipe dot eyes, pipe in nose, and outline string mouth. Pat down eyes and nose with finger dipped in cornstarch. Using tip 4 and brown icing outline pads of feet and inside ears; fill in and pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Using tip 16 and brown icing, cover bear with stars.

Step 5

Assemble favor boxes. Set aside one box; fill remaining boxes with your favorite favor candy. Close all boxes and attach bows.

Step 6

Cut a 2 x 6 in. rectangular piece of cake board. Insert short end of board into bear's belly under paws where box will be positioned; allow 2 in. to protrude. Position the unfilled favor box, secure with additional icing if necessary.

Step 7

Position remaining favor boxes around cake.