Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Cake

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So, yesterday when I shared the How to Make Fondant Basketweave tutorial, I told you that I’d share more details about the Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Cake today… so here it is!

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First up… the teddy bear topper.  I followed a tutorial over at CakeJournal.com to make this sweet guy.   I changed a few tiny details, but overall, that tutorial is great for making a teddy bear!

Teddy Bear Cake Topper

Katie-Grace, Court’s mom, requested that he be wearing a royal blue bow, so I added that, along with a birthday hat with a “2” on it.

Cupcake on Teddy Bear Picnic Cake

The teddy bear was sitting on a red & white checkered picnic blanket  with a tiny little cupcake and of course… picnic ants!    I made the ants by putting black fondant in my tiniest silicone pearls mold, then cutting it into sections of 2 “pearls”.

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This cake consisted of a regular (2 layers of cake) 8″ round tier, then a “mini” 7″ tier (a single layer of cake) and then a regular 6″ tier on top… I prefer Magic Line round cake pans, if you were wondering!   Katie-Grace really liked the look of a 3 tiered cake but didn’t need that many servings, so the mini tier added the extra drama without a lot more cake.

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Then of course, the bottom tier was a picnic basket… the one I featured in the fondant basketweave tutorial.    I added his name on bunting (using the Fox Run alphabet cutters for the letters), and added a couple of ants to tie it all together!

This cake was all vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and frosting.  The brown, red, and black fondant was Satin Ice brand.  Everything else was homemade marshmallow fondant.

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You might also check out my other tutorials:  How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Fondant and How to Stack Cakes.

Do you have any questions about this cake?  Please leave me a comment and I’ll help out if I can!


  1. Kim says

    Yaneri beat me to it. That was my question as well, Rose. I’m so impressed by the blanket!

    How did you do that?

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