This colorfully stacked cake is the perfect centerpiece for baby showers or first birthday celebrations. Decorate tiered cakes with pink-, yellow- and blue-tinted fondant details and top the capricious construction with a Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan cake.
Place bear cake on foil-wrapped 6 in. cake circle. Ice paws and inside ears smooth. Cover bear except arms with tip 16 star fur. Pipe in tip 3 nose, eyes and mouth. Build up arms with tip 12; overpipe with tip 16 stars.
Ice round cakes smooth; prepare 10 in. cake for Stacked Construction. Ice sides of both cakes white, top of 10 in. yellow, top of 14 in. rose. Position 10 in. cake on separator plate. Divide 10 in. cake into 10ths, 14 in. cake into 12ths.
For quilted scallops, roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 11 circles with Comfort Grip cutter, then cut each in half to form scallops. Using ridged wheel of Cutter/Embosser, imprint scallops with criss-cross quilt lines, 1/2 in. apart. On 10 scallops, trim 1/8 in. off each side; these will be used for the 10 in. cake. Attach scallops at division points with dots of icing. Edge scallops with tip 2 dots. Pipe tip 1 dots where quilt lines meet.
Roll out rose, green, yellow and blue fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a variety of stars using small and medium Cut-Outs. Attach stars to cake sides with icing. Pipe tip 8 ball bottom borders. For buttons, roll 22 white fondant balls, 1/2 in. diameter; flatten to a 1 in. circle. Indent center of circles with flat end of craft knife. Use small opening of tip 1 to punch 2 holes in each button; attach at scallop points with icing.
Attach ribbon around sides of silver base with tape; position 14 in. cake on base. Insert pillars into 14 in. cake; position blocks over pillars then position 10 in. cake and bear.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
Give your cake a great quilted look by embossing lines in a lattice pattern. Use the single-wheel Cutter/Embosser to create the imprinted lines. It?s a textured look that?s perfect for baby or garden-themed cakes.
Teddy's Ready to Play! Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
i made this for my cousin for her baby shower. i do admit, it does take a lot of time, with the making of all the trimmings, so make sure you give yourself enough time. but when i put it all together & dropped it off at the baby shower, it was well worth all the time i spent. everyone could not believe that i made it, they thought my cousin bought it from a professional baker. very rewarding!! i would do this one again in a heart beat if asked to.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of
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The most difficult thing on this cake are the blocks! You need to make those with a lot of time before so that they will stay up, but besides that the project is fun and very rewarding! ;O)
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of
this cake is a lot of work and takes quite a lot of time to do but you know what ,when you look back at it after wow1 did i really do this, Its just beautiful