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A Bear And A Blanket

My daughter requested this cake for her God-Daughter’s baby shower celebration. The cake is 1/2 pound cake with buttercream filling and 1/2 chocolate with chocolate mocha buttercream. The top of the cake is covered with fondant squares. The bear is sculpted from pound cake and covered with buttercream frosting. The facial features and diaper is made with fondant.

Close-up picture of bear shows how the bear was sculpted and frosted.

The bottom pic shows the close-up of the rattle which is a cake ball covered with fondant and the inscription: “Welcome Baby”.

I had problems with the bears arms staying fixed to the body. I first sculpted the arms with the cake. After frosting the entire bear, the right arm gave way and fell onto the fondant. Had to clean the fondant and then reattach. I made the arm the second time from a cake ball, refrosted. I thought, oh yes, I have it fixed for sure this time. Went on to doing something else. Well, guess what, I came back to look at the cake and the arm was beginning to fall again. I took the arm off and made an arm from gumpaste. Again refrosted.

I cleaned everything up and retired for the night. Got up the next morning to find that the other arm had fallen off. Luckily, I had made an extra arm from gumpaste just for assurance. I attached this arm and refrosted.

The bear and the blanket arrived safely to the baby shower and everyone enjoyed the cake, according to my daughter.

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