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