Whether it’s a birthday, a Christmas party or just a reason to celebrate the beauty of winter, this Polar Bear Cake is a cute and fun way to liven up any party! Decorated with flaked coconut, this Polar Bear Cake makes a great winter treat served alongside a hot cup of cocoa. Use your favorite cake recipe to make this three-layer cake, or mix and match cake layers to reveal a colorful surprise once you cut into this treat! An easy project for beginning decorators, this Polar Bear Cake will help turn any day into a reason to celebrate!
Bake and ice cookies. Prepare cookie dough following recipe instructions. Using smooth side of “B” cut-out, cut out cookies. Using knife, cut out 90° angle, 1 in. deep, on side of cookie. Repeat with another cookie. Bake and cool.
Helpful Hint: You only need two cookies for this cake, but you can bake and decorate the rest of the cookies and serve them alongside this cake!
Ice top and sides of cookies with notches; cover edges in flaked coconut. Reserve remaining icing and coconut for later step.
Bake and ice cakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool three cake layers.
Trim one cake layer to 1 in. high. Using white icing, fill, stack and ice layers for 5 in. high cake. Cover cake in remaining flaked coconut.
Make eyes, nose and mouth. Using black icing color, tint 1 oz. fondant black. Reserve remaining fondant white. Roll out black fondant to 1/8 in. thickness. Using “F” cut-out, cut out two circles for eyes. Using “D” cut-out, cut out one circle for nose. Pinch bottom of circle with fingers to form nose shape. Set eyes and nose aside.
Roll out remaining black fondant into 3/16 in. x 6 in. rope. Cut 3 in. rope; curve around “D” cut-out to shape smile. Let dry 5 minutes. Cut 3/8 in. rope for bridge between nose and mouth. Cut two 1 in. ropes for eyebrows; curve around “F” cut-out to shape. Let dry 5 minutes.
Roll out white fondant to 1/8 in. thickness. Using small end of tip 8, cut out two small circles. Position on black “F” circles.
Combine small amounts black and white fondant to make grey fondant. Roll into 3/16 in. x 1½ in. rope. Cut two ¾ in. ropes for nose definition.
Assemble cake. Position eyes, nose, mouth, bridge, nose definition and eyebrows on front of cake. Position cookies on sides of cake, pressing notched edges toward cake.