This cutest little trick or treater would be the center of attention on your Halloween buffet table. Our Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan cake is covered with a fondant jack 'o lantern costume, complete with hat and stem. Who could resist this sweet fellow?
Bake and cool cake. Trim arms and shoulder areas from bear. Ice smooth inside of ears and bottom of back paws (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Lightly ice pumpkin area of cake smooth. Pipe-in tip 4 bear eyes, nose and mouth (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover head and legs with tip 18 stars. Tint 1 1/2 packages of fondant orange mixed with a small amount of red-red; tint remaining 1/2 pk. yellow. For pumpkin area, roll and position 1/2 in. diameter logs long enough to cover area; add individual logs until entire area is covered. Trim as needed.
Trace eyes, nose, mouth patterns with toothpick and trim away areas with sharp knife. Replace cut out pieces with yellow fondant using pattern as guide. Pipe-in arms with tip 1A; cover with tip 18 stars. Add tip 112 leaves around neck. Make hat from small logs of fondant; position on bear and add green spice drop on top.