Valentines Bear Cake Tutorial

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With Valentines Day fast approaching, what better than to create this super cute teddy bear cake.

You’ll need - 

6 inch round cake (You can download our Baking Guide from recipes\tutorials section of our website)

Chocolate buttercream

Cake leveller

Palette knife

Piping bag

Jem 2D nozzle

Brown and pink sugar paste

Cocktail sticks

Heart cutters

Side scraper

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Start off by adding a little bit of buttercream to your cake drum to stick the cake to. Then layer up your levelled cakes with a little buttercream. Make sure the cake is straight. Sounds obvious I know but making sure it stands up straight at this point will make your life a lot easier.

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Take a side scraper and scrape away the excess buttercream. You can add texture using your palette knife if you don’t want to pipe fur. Add on your face features and ta-da!!

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If you want to pipe fur, add on lots of little hearts around the cake and the mouth piece. Fill your piping bag with buttercream and get piping! I started off piping around the bottom and building up to the top in layers. Pipe around the edge and on the top of the cake before adding on the ears and eyes. Make sure you avoid the little hearts and the mouth.

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To make the features - 

Ears - Take a large ball of paste and flatten slightly. Using the end of your rolling pin, press gently into the middle of your flattened circle to put a dent in the centre. Cut in half for your two ears. Squash a pink ball of paste and glue this in the middle of the ears. Add a little line detail with a cocktail stick. Insert a cocktail stick in each side of the ears for support.

Mouth – Cut out a large circle of paste and slice off a small amount from the bottom. Using a smaller circle cutter, gently press for the mouth. Add a line with your palette knife and a cute heart nose. I also added pink dust for cheeks.

Eyes – Make small balls of dark brown paste and flatten. Add on teeny tiny balls of white paste.

Stick straight on to the buttercream before it sets and you won’t need glue.

Happy Valentines Day

Dani xx

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