In advance, roll out fondant to 1/8 in. thickness and cut a 3 1/2 in. circle "plate". Roll narrow rope of fondant and attach to edge of plate with brushstrokes of water. Roll two 8 in. strips of fondant and twist together, shape to make handle of basket. Reserve remaining fondant. Let plate and basket handle dry.
To make basket: Ice top of Singles cake smooth. With serrated side of tip 47 up, pipe basketweave on sides. Position handle on basket. Set aside.
Place two cake boards together, tape and cover with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Make checked blanket: Tint 1 box of fondant pink and use reserved white. Cut 64 fondant rectangles (32 white, 32 rose) measuring 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. each. Position pieces on board in checkerboard fashion, attaching with brushstrokes of water. Set aside.
Trim right arms off both bears. Using tip 1A, pipe-in right arms. Ice bottoms of feet and inside of ears smooth with spatula. Pipe-in tip 4 noses and eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover bears with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 4 string eyelashes and mouths.
Position bows on bears. Place cup and saucer candle in one bear's hand and partially bitten cookie in the other bear's hand. Position bears, basket, cookies and candles on blanket.
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I made these for a baby shower everyone loved them!!! they were eaiser than they appeared to be out of the box. I now get requests for these for special occasions. To get the smooth pads on the feet i use butter cream and let it dry for an hour or so then carefully smooth out the icing with a smooth paper towel, then pipe a string around the outside before i put the star's on the bears. Also using the grass tip works well for a fur affect. Making diaper for baby shower insted of piping the stars on the bottom of the bear i made a diaper shape using the butter cream and papertowel out of pink and blue butter creambefore adding stars in open areas.