Off to Dreamland Cake
Convert a Sheet Pan cake into a crib using buttercream-icing-covered dowel rods. Decorate the crib with fondant posies before ?tucking in? a Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan teddy bear cake.
Makes: Cake serves 68.
Skill Level: None
Off to Dreamland Cake is rated out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Margee_J from Love this design. I?ve been baking for many years, made shortcuts and I think this cake decreased to medium/advanced level. It was the hit of the baby shower and was posted on social media immediately. This crib is about the same size as the as a very large (patriotic) popular doll line. I found in the big ?W? box store an inexpensive generic white plastic crib and cut the cake to fit. I unsnapped one long side and the adjoining end corners but NOT the entire crib ends. With three sides remaining the crib could still firmly stand. This enabled me to slide the cake in/out. I assembled it on site and completed it by leaning the detached side of the crib directly on cake board against the crib so it looked as if the side was in the ?down? position. Using 2? wide ribbon as the ?crib bumper?, I threaded it through the rungs on all sides and tied it closed in the back. It held the detached side in place perfectly. That was my display stand. I did a full size blanket with fondant. I draped it generously over the ?mattress? to the edges of the crib and covered only one paw. To decorate I used a Springerle Cookie rolling pin and painted the embossing with Wilton paste food coloring diluted with clear vanilla. It was BEAUTIFUL and only took 20 mins total. It was a shower for a boy & Dad didn?t want the cake to look too flowery so I used gummy bears around the crib. I made the mobile by cutting a white hanger, skinny dowels, white duct tape and gummy bears which I attached by using a needle and invisible thread. I affixed it to the crib using fondant and white duct tape. Note: As per instructions, I still used 3 cake boards for the cake but to support the plastic bottom of the crib; which was very flexible, I used a leftover piece of board. I folded it accordion style for support, stood it on its side and trimmed it to fit snugly under the entire length of the crib bottom with the white side-facing front. I hope these ideas help and this was so much fun to make, everyone loved it, so I hope I get more orders for this.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Petcrazylady from I am no cake expert. Just a hobby decorator. I made this cake for grandsons first Birthday. I made the crib rails with fondant. I rolled them out about 1/4" thick, and cut each one size. Day of assembly, it was rather eazy to put together. A little gum paste glue helped greatly. I made a little party hat out of fondant putting the #1 on the hat, On the bears head. It was very cute, everyone loved the cake, and many asked how it was done... (I will never tell LOL) Thank you wilton..
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ms. Disney from Made this cake for a baby shower and the recipient loved it. I found it difficult to put the plastic dowel-rods together to make the frame of the crib. I ended up purchasing different sized styrofoam balls to insert the dowel-rodls, then covered them with Fondant to get the stability and the right look. I also used the styrofoam for the mobile instead of gum balls, which also worked well.
Date published: 2011-08-20