Teddy Bear First Birthday Cake
Stack up some bowl-em-over fun! Top 7 in. and 11 in. Contour Pan cakes with a Mini Stand-Up Bear Pan cake. Arrange acrobatic figures from our Tumbling Bears Topper Set for a high-scoring twist.
Bake and cool bear cake and 1-layer 7 and 11 in. contour cakes.
To make bear: using tip 16, build up legs. Ice bottoms of feet and inside ears smooth. Cover with tip 16 stars.
Pipe in tip 10 dot muzzle (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 5 dot nose, tip dot 10 eyes and tip 3 dot pupils. Add tip 1 string mouth. Pipe tip 3 teardrop paw prints.
For party hat: Cut sugar cone to measure 1 3/4 in. high. Ice smooth, add tip 3 dots. Position hat; add tip 3 pom-pom and pull-out fringe.
Pipe tip 18 bottom shell border; add tip 104 ruffle garland. Randomly pipe tip 3 hearts and dots on both cakes. For 7 in. cake, add tip 21 C-motion shell bottom border.
Position bear cake. Position toppers and #1 candle.
The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.
This is a great technique to use as waves on water or for beach scene cakes! For water, use blue colored icing, or try a two-tone look using blue and white icing in the same bag.