Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How to make a 3-D Edible Teddy Bear

 Many of you probably know that I do a guest post every month for Spaceships and Laser beams where I plan a party and then make a tutorial on how to make one item for a dessert table or cake. I want to share those tutorials here on this blog as well in case you you miss them over there. So last month was all about baby showers (hint this month will be too since my sister-in-law is due in just a few weeks) and how to make a teddy bear topper for cakes or cupcakes. Hope you enjoy!
 So lately I have had a lot of baby shower cakes I have been asked to do. (Must be something in the water around here). So with that in mind I have designed a Teddy Bear Baby Shower for you guys.
For this bear you will need gray, white, and blue fondant (or any colors that match your parties theme). You will want to start with a rectangular shape for the body and a round ball for the head of the bear.
Attach the head to the body with some water. You may want to place a small down through the body and into the head for support.  Then make two matching logs for the legs and attach with more water. (Note you do not need a lot of water just enough to wet the surface of what you are trying to attach).

Now make two small matching half moon shapes for ears and attach to the head.
Lastly, make two matching logs slightly larger than you made the legs and attach as the arms of the bear. Now you have the basic body of the bear and are ready to add the details to make him pop.
The next step is to take a small oval or white fondant and attach to the head to make the muzzle. On top of that attach a smaller blue oval and imprint to small holes for the bears nostrils. I also added a patch detail and stitching to the bear’s body at this point to make it look more like a teddy bear. This step is optional depending on the look you want.
The next step is to take blue fondant and add small paw pads to the bears hands and feet. I again added stitching to the pads to match the rest of the bear.
 I then went in with black edible food paint and highlighted the stitching marks on the bear’s pads, and his patch. I also added the blacks of his eyes above his muzzle.
 The last and very important step is to add a dot of white to the black of the bear’s eyes. This will make the bear’s eyes pop and look more realistic.

 Now that you have completed your adorable bear you can add him to the top of your cake. If you want to tie in the baby theme more try adding a pacifier to the bear’s mouth or have him holding a baby blanket.
So there you have an adorable baby bear that will make a great topper for any cake. If you are feeling ambitious you can make several small bears to top the cupcakes as well. I really hoped you enjoyed this tutorial and will be able to use it in a future party of your own.
Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board for many more great ideas.
Hope you guys liked it! If you have a party in mind that you would like some help or ideas for please sot me an email or leave me a comment with your suggestions!

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