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Teddy Bear Cake


Serve this heartfelt cake anytime you want to say, ?I love you.? After icing a Teddy Bear Pan cake, finish the fuzzy-wuzzy critter with a piped-icing heart to showcase your true feelings.
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 buttercream icing:
Tint 2 1/2 cups dark brown (combine Brown and Red-Red)
Tint 1/2 cup light brown (add white to Brown/Red combination); thin with 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup.
Tint 1/4 cup rose
Tint 1/4 cup black
Reserve 1/4 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Ice paws and inside ears smooth with spatula and thinned light brown icing (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 3

Use tip 5 and rose icing to outline and pipe-in heart (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Use tip 5 and white icing to outline and pipe-in whites of eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 5

Use tip 5 and black icing to outline mouth.

Step 6

Use tip 5 and black icing to outline and pipe-in nose and pupils (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 7

Use tip 18 and light brown icing to cover muzzle with stars.

Step 8

Use tip 18 and dark brown icing to cover bear's ears, arms, face, legs and tummy with stars.

Step 9

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

*Combine Brown and Red-Red for brown shown.

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Date published: 2010-12-02
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