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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The making of the famous Mr.Me to You Bear Cake

Bake-a-boo's teddy cake

I made this super cute Mr. Me to You Bear a while ago for my friend's baby shower. And a lot of people asked me how I made it and what icing tip I used to make this cake.

So... I thought I give you a glimpse of the making of Mr.Bear. I didn't take a lot of pictures of the process, I only have a couple of them but I hope these few pictures will give you some idea of how the bear was made.

I used 2 size of cakes, 6" round cakes for the body and 4" round cakes for the head.
You will also need extra 6" cake for the body parts.

Here is a glimpse of how I stacked the cakes. I carved and shaped the head first before I stacked them on to the body. I assembled the 2 layers of 6" cake for the body and then attached the 4" head.
Once this is done, I secured the cakes by putting a dowel through the center of the cake.
Once the cakes is secured and doweled, I carved and shaped Mr.Bear's body.



For the body parts, I used cake truffles from a 6" round cake and the extra from the carving. (Cake truffles is a mixture of cake crumbs mixed together with any cake filling. Just use enough filling to make the crumbs moist and shape-able)

And here it is.. a 2nd picture of Mr.Bear, half frosted and all body parts attached. He kinda looked like a panda at this stage hehehe.. I then carefully frosted him with buttercream before I started piping his fur.




This is the icing tip that I used to pipe his fur, Wilton icing tip 233 not 234 as shown in pic. I took a picture of the wrong one and I'm too lazy to take another one haha. It is the same tip that you use to make grass look frosting. Tip 234 is larger, I think you can also use this one but I like the smaller tip better because you can go inside smaller space  and also it gives more delicate fur look.

You can also find a good tutorial of how to make grass icing/frosting in Wilton website.



The nose, patch, eyes, paws and the bunny are made of fondant icing which I also attached to the bear before I piped his fur..except the bunny, I attached it after the bear is done.

When you get to this stage, all you need now are strong muscle and patience to pipe all those fur on Mr.Bear hahaha




Hope this will help you a little bit with your cake decorating adventure!

Happy baking and stay inspired!

61 comments:

  1. Wow that is amazing, Such an adorable cake. It must have taken ages to pipe all the fur!! I get tired just doing a few cupcakes with grass!

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  2. Wow~ this is so gorgeous! Me to You has a special place in my heart, can i recommend your blog in mine? thanks! http://www.mommysboymusings.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks everyone! And @maddie, yes u r certainly can! :D

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    2. Thank you for this. I wondered how this cake was constructed.

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    3. Love this cake its brilliant xxxx

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  3. Absolutely amazing. The detail is incredible and so unbelievable that you just used the grass nozzle.
    Amazing work :)

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  4. oh wow ! I'm speechless !
    The attention to detail in this cake is absolutely amazing !
    Awesome awesome awesome job !

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  5. That cake is absolutely amazing!! Could you tell me what recipe you used for the icing? I've tried a few different ones to do grass and they don't seem to work :( and help would be most appreciated :)

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    1. Hi, thanks! have you tried Wilton buttercream recipe? I would recommend that. good luck!

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  6. Thank you so much for posting your directions for the Mr Bear cake. You have an amazing talent and have done a wonderful job. I have one question about the nose. Is it all fondant and how did you attach it to the cake. Thank you so much.
    Penny

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  7. waw ,amazing!!! the cutest bear cake i ve ever seen!! congrat'!!
    what kind of BC can i use for hot and humid weather?this is a big trouble for me!!i don t think classic BC will hold in tropical weather,can you help me for that?
    thks a lot and i follow your blog that i just discover thks to this cake
    bye

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    1. Hi, I'm not sure about BC for tropical weather..but try Wilton BC that might work. Maybe try adding Wilton meringue powder that might work. Good luck!

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    2. thank you very much for your answer;i will try wilton BC with meringue powder,that seems to be a good idea!!
      anyway,i m really amazed by your art!!!you re very talented!!
      thanks for sharing
      happy baking

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  8. Absolutely amazing work! Love this bear. What icing did you use to pipe the bear's fur and how did you attach the bunny after frosting the fur so that it does not mess up. Wonderful cake.

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    1. I attached it super carefully hehehe

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  9. This is the cutest cake ever... and since I saw this tutorial I've been meaning to try to do a teddy bear cake. Yesterday, one of my girlfriends son celebrated his first anniversary and I made him one. I was very please with the final result. Thank you so much for sharing. Here is my cake :) http://havesomesugar.blogspot.pt/2012/07/1-aniversario-do-francisco.html
    You're the best

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  10. This cake is perfect, Elina! I can't take my eyes from it! Just perfect!

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  11. Too cute - thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes from Austria
    Marianne
    fabelhaftezuckerwelt.blogspot.co.at

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  12. Oh my God this is my favorite cake ever! I love Me to you Teddy Bear, he is the cutest, and I have a small collection.. but a cake? it is aweeeesooooome! you are amazing! Thank you for this cake, wish I had one for my birthday... lovely lovely lovely!
    Best,
    Ajda

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  13. Wow, I am in awe :) Thank you soo much for tutorial. I am to make a me to you bear soon, and I can only dream that mine will turn out as good, lol. My last attempt at using the grass nozzle was disasterous, planning on using the Wilton BC hopefully that will help! Thanks again :)

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  14. I'm hoping to make this cake for my niece who will be 2. I'm wondering how much buttercream did you use? It's tricky to get the same colour if I do it in batches! Thanks

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    1. Hi Sonya, I can't remember sorry! it was a while ago when I made this...Sorry i can't help much there :(

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    2. I used the exact quantity that the wiltons recipe calls for (4 cups of icing sugar) and I had more than enough icing!

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  15. Fantastic! I've wondered how to make that bear - it's my favourite :-) Thank you for the toturial :-)

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  16. Hi your cake is amazing, i love it, just one question how did u attache the arms so they wouldn't fall?

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    1. Hi! I used buttercream to glue the arms :)

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  17. Hi, this is amazing, just wondering I'm new to all this, when you said you made 6" inch and 4" inch cakes for the head and body did you make 2 of each size or do you slid each cake in half? Sorry if I sound stupid, thanks

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  18. Hi can i just ask you what icing do you use to pipe the fur? Is it butter cream,royal icing? I'm going to try & make one this weekend! xxx

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  19. Love this cake! So cute! How did you attach the nose? Is it all fondant or is there a layer of cake between?

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  20. Beautifully done! What kind of cake did you use for the body? It looks like a denser cake like a mud cake (for carving sake) but perhaps a lighter cake would work since this is a pretty balanced shape?

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  21. Cute Pictures Collection . Thanks :))

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  22. FAB tutorial and a wonderful cake ... Thankyou for sharing !! xx

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  23. well done! thanks for sharing, the bear looks amazing!

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  24. Hi I'm attempting this cake in stages for a sprinkle (mini shower) on Sunday (my own actually lol)and I was curious as to the fondant nose and snout? Is it just a large blob of fondant? Or is it shaped over a bit of cake truffles?and is the butter cram all thaqtsz holding it on is there a toothpick or two? thanks!

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  25. That's incredible! My daughter turns 1 in August and I am determined to make this for her. Can you tell me roughly how much buttercream you used (to crumb coat, and to ice)? I would hate to run out half way through! And did you use standard buttercream or Swiss meringue? Thanks (all the way from New Zealand)

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  26. What a wonderful cake. I've never made a carved cake, can you tell me please, is there a cardboard board between the 6" and 4" cakes? If so, do you have to pre-cut a whole in the board to get the dowel through to the base of the cakes or do you just break through the board with the dowel? I have no idea how to do a centre dowel... what did you do in this instance?

    Thanks for your wonderful tutorial.

    Cheers

    Anita

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  27. hi what iceing did u use for the fur

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  28. Hi, this is fab, did you use buttercream for the fur or sugarpaste? x

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  29. Have to ask.. Is it REAL Teddy bear fur? It's so cute. makes me want to try one.

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  30. Hi there, thank you so much for this tutorial. I made this cake for my Granddaughter's 1st birthday. Was well pleased with myself. I would attach a picture but don't know how. You can check it out on my pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/108860515966045960/

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  31. truly amazing! x

    http://cookiebakingblog.com

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  32. Hey there, your cake is totally amazing you are extremely talented, it looks like a real bear! As a result my niece asked me to make it and having only ever made 2 novelty cakes in my life I was dubious but gave it a shot using your guide, thanks for the help I could never have done it without it. This is my end result /Users/ols79/Desktop/teddy.jpg

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  33. The picture i posted didn't work so I will try this instead https://plus.google.com/u/0/107972390368413886440/posts

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  34. love this going to try do it for my daughter 9th birthday any tips

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  35. How did you attach the arms, and the nose area. I've tried to make this bear before and the arms were too heavy and didn't stay (I didn't try them as truffles, I used fondant). The nose area I made from fondant, and it was too heavy to stay on. How many dowels did you use? I should've used some in mine because it ended up falling over.

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  36. That is the best me to you cake I have ever seen. It is even better looking then the supermarkets and I bet it will taste better too. Can you use just plain cake underneath instead of chocolate?

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  37. Can you tell me around how many people did it feed im doing it for my neices birthday and there are 30 little ones coming x

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  38. Hi, thks for your cake...
    I would like to know how many cakes you made please?
    And What is the size of the cake?

    Thks very much

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  39. Hi I was wondering if you could make this cake with choc biscuit or would it be too heavy. I love the cake and Tutorial!!!!! I made it with choc sponge cake for my daughters 1st birthday last year and it went down a treat. Lets hope this one turns out just as good. I am a bit worried about choc biscuit though. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks from Ireland

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  40. How many did this bear serve?

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  41. sorry im not that good in baking but will like to make his for my little girl that likes teddy bears what size was the body and head and what did you use for the ears and feet and hands did you use the left over cake and crumb it up so it will be easy to stick is that right sorry ty

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  42. Since Wilton's "Standing bear pan" did not arrive on time, I used this tutorial to create a 3D panda (a copy of his plush giant panda) for my nephew's 1st birthday.

    He exclaimed "Oh, oh" when he saw the mini "Pa" on the table, looked at it for a bit and then clapped. :-) :-) :-) It was the best compliment ever!!! Made it totally worthy it going the extra mile to create a unique cake for him.

    His Panda cake served 40, easily. It was made of 2 round 8"/20cm cakes + 2 round 6"/15cm cakes + 2 round 5"/12cm cakes out of which I carved the legs. I used "truffles" to shape arms, nose/mouth protuberance and ears. Fondant bits only for nose tip and eye balls.
    Completely decorated the Panda alone stood 11" tall. And it was heavy, I didn't weight it but estimate it was about 6-ish something pounds.

    BTW... I'm not a baker (professional or amateur), but decided to try to make it anyway. Your tutorial was the key to my success :-) Thank you very much for this tutorial.

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  43. When I saw the first picture I thought it was just a teddy bear, I'm really amazed with the design of your cake! This would be a perfect cake for kids. =)

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