29 December 2008

"Me to You" teddy bear cake

"Me to You" teddy bear cake
I was asked to make a "Me to You" Teddybear sitting on a cupcake. This had to be a cake so I decided to bake a cake in a fluted pyrex trifle bowl. I used a 9" mix and filled the bowl quite high so I get a nice rounded top.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
For the teddy bear, I baked a 8" cake in a loaf tin.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Loaf tin cake and cupcake shaped cake.

"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Buttercream mix.
200 gms icing sugar
100 gms unsalted butter
1tsp. vanilla extract.
All at room temperature


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Icing sugar, butter and vanilla all mixed together.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
A third of the loaf tin cake was cut. this third is the head, the rest was the body. The small bit was put aside.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The large part of the cake was shaped for the neck, shoulder and stomach.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Half an inch slice was taken from the bottom. This was used to make the belly rounder.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The front bottom part was buttercreamed to attach the slice for the belly.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The slice was attached


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The slice shaped to contour the belly.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The head measured against the body to check for size.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Some of the trimmings were mixed with buttercream and shaped like a muzzle and attached to the bottom of the head to make the muzzle.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Body buttercreamed before sugarpasting.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Grey blue sugarpaste rolled out to cover the body of the teddy bear.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
The body is covered with the sugarpaste. The excess sugarpaste is gathered on each side of the body. This excess is trimmed and neatened.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Body smoothened and sides neatened.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Embroidery scissors were used to nip the sugarpaste to give the fur effect.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Head covered, nipped, ears added and muzzle covered in plain sugarpaste. Legs made out of sugarpaste and nipped. The bottom of the legs left plain.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Arms made using sugar paste and nipped. a bit of blue sugarpaste added to the muzzle. Eyes made out of black sugarpaste. Patches drawn using black liquid colour.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Cake torted, buttercreamed and marzipanned.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
For the cup cake. Pink sugarpaste rolled out.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Pink sugarpaste added to the marzipanned cake.


"Me to You" teddy bear cake
White sugarpaste added to the top of the cupcake.



"Me to You" teddy bear cake
Board marbled, Top trimmed using rope extruded from a clay gun. Confetti stars and heart added. Teddy bear placed on top.

9 comments:

Rhianydd said...

Ooh! He's stunning!

apparentlyjessy said...

Woah, you are SO talented! I love the step by step photos too, and the bear is just too cute :)

Snooky doodle said...

this is amazing. Did you use any wodden sticks or something else to give the whole cake stability ? How do you transport this cake? its fragile.

simply said...

Thank you Natalie. I do not use wooden sticks in children's cakes as this can be dangerous.
But yes I did use a plastic straw all the way down. The cake is not as fragile as it seems. I got to its destination in one piece.

cakebaker_cakemaker said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial...it's way above my skill but one day I'd like to give it a try....:O))

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Eftychia said...

This cakes is super. A friend just ask me to make this birthday cake for her son. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Becky said...

This is brilliant! Great instructions, I just need an excuse to make it now! Can you just explain what you mean by "nipped" please - sorry if I'm being thick!