Mama Bear's Bouquet Cake
This stand-up bear cake and cub cookies are a sweet way to give Mom flowers on her special day! Make the fondant flowers in advance and add that lively touch of color with brushstrokes of Pearl Dust.
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant Pastel Colors Multi Pack Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant Pastel Colors Multi Pack
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Gum-Tex™ Add to shopping list Gum-Tex™
- Easy-Add Brown Icing Color Add to shopping list Brown Icing Color
- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add Red-Red Icing Color Add to shopping list Red-Red Icing Color
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
- Easy-Add Yellow Colored Sugar Add to shopping list Yellow Colored Sugar
- Easy-Add White Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list White Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Orchid Pink Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Orchid Pink Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Sapphire Blue Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Sapphire Blue Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Yellow Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Yellow Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add White Sugar Pearls Add to shopping list White Sugar Pearls
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add FoodWriter™ Fine Tip Primary Colors Edible Color Markers Add to shopping list FoodWriter™ Fine Tip Primary Colors Edible Color Markers
Cake serves 12; each cookie serves 1.
- Easy-Add 9 in. Fondant Roller Add to shopping list 9 in. Fondant Roller
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Flower Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Flower Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Heart Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Heart Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Daisy Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Daisy Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Flower Forming Cup Add to shopping list Flower Forming Cup
- Easy-Add Shaping Foam Add to shopping list Shaping Foam
- Easy-Add 10-Pc. Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set Add to shopping list 10-Pc. Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set
- Easy-Add Cake Board Add to shopping list Cake Board
- Easy-Add Teddy Bear Comfort Grip™ Cutter Add to shopping list Teddy Bear Comfort Grip™ Cutter
- Easy-Add Cookie Sheet Add to shopping list Cookie Sheet
- Easy-Add Cooling Grid Add to shopping list Cooling Grid
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
- Easy-Add Tip: 2 Add to shopping list Tip: 2
- Easy-Add Tip: 13 Add to shopping list Tip: 13
- Easy-Add Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set Add to shopping list Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set
- Easy-Add Tip: 8 Add to shopping list Tip: 8
- Easy-Add Tip: 6 Add to shopping list Tip: 6
- Easy-Add Tip: 16 Add to shopping list Tip: 16
In advance: Make the fondant flowers and accents. Knead in 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 2 oz. white fondant and pink, yellow and blue fondant from Multi Pack. Roll out all colors 1/16 in. thick. Cut six flowers each in pink, yellow and blue using small Cut-Out and six using medium Cut-Out. Cut two each blue, pink and white hearts using small Cut-Out. Cut six white daisies using medium Cut-Out and one using small Cut-Out.
Let medium flowers dry overnight in small Flower Forming Cups dusted with cornstarch. Place small flowers on thick foam. Cup with large ball tool from set. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board. Cut scallops off blue and pink hearts to be used for bow and hair ties. Let dry overnight, along with white hearts, on cornstarch-dusted board.
Prepare and roll out dough. Cut cookies using teddy bear cutter. Bake and cool.
Outline cookies using tip 2 and brown buttercream. Pipe in inside ears with tip 2 and brown. Cover body with tip 13 stars in brown. Pipe tip 2 outline and dot facial features in black.
Bake and cool cake using firm-textured batter like pound cake. Pipe in inside ears and bottom of feet with tip 8 and brown buttercream (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 6 dot eyes in white and nose in black (pat smooth). Cover cake with tip 16 stars in brown. Pipe tip 2 dot pupils and pull-out eyelashes in black.
Pipe a tip 6 dot of piping gel in daisy centers. Sprinkle with yellow sugar. Brush white Pearl Dust on all flowers. Add lemon extract to blue, yellow and pink Pearl Dust. Paint petal edges with matching colors. Let dry. Attach a Sugar Pearl to each flower center with a tip 2 dot of piping gel.
For bee, tint 1/2 oz. pastel yellow fondant with Lemon Yellow Icing Color.. Shape a 1 in. ball body and a 5/8 in. ball head. Attach head to body with damp brush. Roll 1/8 in. white balls for eyes; attach. Draw pupils and stripes with black FoodWriter. Attach white hearts for wings with damp brush. Attach bee to cake with buttercream.
Attach one small daisy and three small flowers to cookies with buttercream. Attach heart points to cookies for bows with buttercream. Roll small pink and blue fondant balls for knots; attach with damp brush. Attach remaining flowers to bear cake with buttercream.