Bake cake. Preheat oven to 350F. You will need approximately 6 2/3 cups batter. This Stand-Up Cuddly Bear cake bakes best using a batter that is firm, but not too heavy. We recommend using a pound cake mix and a 2-layer cake mix combined. Place mixes in a bowl, add all the ingredients specified on the boxes and mix. Measure batter and place in bear pan. Use any remaining batter to bake cupcakes. Note: some bakers prefer leaving the baking core inside the cake. If you choose to do this, do not grease the inside of the baking core and do not bake any batter in the core. Once the cake is cool, cover the metal tabs with icing when decorating.
Generously coat the inside of both pan halves and both the inside and outside of the baking core using Wilton Cake Release. Fasten pan halves together with clips, making sure the halves fit snugly together. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour 6 cups of cake batter into pan. Cake fills out best when batter rises and overflows slightly while baking. Insert baking core into center. Pour 2/3 cup batter into core. Bake 50-60 minutes. Do not overbake.
Remove from oven. Cool upside down on rack 5-10 minutes. Trim excess cake level with bottom of pan. Lie cake pan on cooling rack. Remove clips and remove front of pan to release steam. Replace front of pan. Flip over and remove back of pan to release steam. Stand cake and pans upright and cool 15 minutes. Remove pans; gently remove the baking core and the baked cake center. Set cake upright and cool 1 additional hour.
Place the cake center inside the bear, filling any empty areas with buttercream icing. Position cake upright on plate and secure to plate with icing or melted candy. Your bear cake is now ready to decorate
Prepare icing. Make Buttercream using the recipe provided. While the cake cools, tint all icings at one time. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.
Outline cake. Use tip 4 and black icing to outline and pipe-in eyes, nose and outline mouth (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Fill in cake. Use tip 233 and chocolate icing, cover bear with pull-out fur.
Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Great pan, relatively easy to use, watch oven tempI wanted to make a baby bear cake for my DIL's baby shower but since I had never made a 3D cake before, I decided to use some friends of mine as guinea pigs so I could practice before the big day. I followed the directions and used a pudding in the mix cake. I used the release spray instead of grease and flour and it came out beautifully with very easy cleanup. Apparently my oven temp is off so the core did not bake completely but I threw just the core back in the oven for about 8 minutes and I have a lovely bear. My pan (used) came without the clips but metal binder clips work wonderfully. Please forgive the decorating job. It may need help but that is my inadequacy, not the product's.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of
Very versatileI have made many versions of kids cakes using this pan. I've trimmed of the ears and made it look like a baby (new years eve cake) various types of teddy bears and most recently, Daniel Tiger. I do advise using a cake mix and a half and instead of the hollow cone, I run a dowel rod across from one foot to the other and one vertical from top to bottom. I also chill the cake in the pan to makensure it a little firmer before decorating.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of
I made a snowman cake out of this Teddy Bear Mold...Turned out awesome! I guess Wilton won't let me embed an image to show, but here's a link to my blog to see a picture