Friday, July 13, 2012

1st Birthday: Bear Cake Photo Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone!  As promised from my Tuesday blog post, this is the follow-up of the Classic Pooh Bear cake.  I remembered to take some photos along the way with my iPhone.
Step 1:  The Cake:  The cake was 4 layers of 6" round chocolate sour cream and vanilla bean cake.  I placed these on a cardboard cakeboard in the shape of the bottom and legs, so I can transfer it onto the bottom fondant covered cake tier.
Step 2:  Carve while looking at your inspiration.   Usually I have photos on the wall showing all angles of my inspiration, but this one was a little easier with the bear.
Step 3:  Use leftover large cake pieces to fill in the head.  I actually had 2 nice pieces from the mid-body that I was able to use.
Step 4:  Ice with thin layer of buttercream.  I used a thin coat of chocolate swiss meringue buttercream and put in the fridge for about an hour.  Not the exact shade of bear, but tasty!

Step 5: Add thicker coat of buttercream.  Then I added in a thicker layer all around and just used the palette knife to make it look like fur.  I also made sugarpaste ears which I then iced with buttercream.  I used a a lighter shade of buttercream (less cocoa) for the feet and ears.  The eyes, nose, paws and ear details were made out of fondant.

Once it was done, I transferred it onto fondant covered bottom tier

10 comments:

angicoock said...

beatifulllllllll!
Kiss

Jaclyns Cookies said...

Wow! Awesome work!

Paula said...

This is sooo cute!

Smulansbakblogg said...

So cute

Cake Fixation said...

Oh wow, its so cute! thank you for sharing the making of the bear!

Cherry said...

Lovely!

Jenniffer said...

What a beautiful cake!

faithy said...

What a great tutorial! I love seeing your step by step photos! Such a cute cute teddy!

Pink Little Cake said...

Juanita, thank you for sharing this tutorial. I love hoe the bear turned out.
So adorable.

Kara Buntin said...

That's adorable!