I posted a picture of a Winnie the Pooh cake called "Peek a Pooh" saturday evening. I got so many requests for info on this cake and to see more pictures of it, that I decided it might be most helpful to just post a topic on it. So here we go... (haha):
The basic design for the cake is based on the "Peek a Pooh" line of nursery bedding, and more specifically the wall border. I got inspiration from several CC member's wonderful cakes who had used the border. I think the ones I saw were all done in either RI or Buttercream. Below is a photo of the actual border. I had to tweak the design a little bit because some of the characters faces were cut off a little at the bottom of the cake.
All the faces are made from wilton's premade fondant. I started with pooh bear, and completed each face and placed it on the cake with before starting the next one. I had printed the nursery border and used that as a general reference as I was making each face. I suppose that you could make a template if you enlarged the photo, but I did not do that. For all but the pooh, I used a few colors for the face. You will want to layer, for example, cut out the entire tigger face in orange then add light yellow, then the big pink nose. That way it gives it a little depth also. After all the colors are in place, use a black food writer to outline the entire thing. Then cut little circles for paws, with a little slice off the bottom to make it lay flat and outline in black.
I wish I had a better way to explain how to do this, other than I just looked at the picture and then repeated it with fondant. (I am a very visual person, if I can see something I can almost always replicate, whereas if I have to think it up just in my head it is much more difficult.) Please let me know if I need to clear things up or expand on my directions.
Take Care and Happy Baking,
I hadn't seen your cake. Wow, it's absolutely adorable!! Well done! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and how-to with us. That's just so cool!
That's a beautiful cake. Great job .Thank you for sharing
OH MY! How cute! my nephew will love that! Am afraid he'd try to hug it though LOL. now you've given me ideas for his birthday and its months and months away.
thanks so much for making this post
I had hoped you would
I still think your cake is amazing
That cake was so adorable and unique it went in my fav's!
Thanks for the directions!!!
piglet says: OH MY OH MY OH MY OH MY
eeyore says: perfectly lovely.
tigger says: WOOHOOHOOHOO!!!!!!
pooh says: oh bother, it's too pretty to cut
That's really amazing. Your cake is just wonderful, thanks you for posting this.
VERY CUTE!!! What a wonderful idea! I love it when someone can take a plain picture or wallpaper and transform it into a beautiful edible, as my husband calls them.
Thanks for posting this is so cute!
okay. my nephew's third birthday is five months away but i will make this cake. it's just too cute! i hope you don't mind.
Very cute cake, thank you for the instructios!! I love how we can get some many ideas from everyday things like borders, gift bags, etc.
SOOOO Cute such a great job! LOVE LOVE the cake!
WOW thanks brea.
I saw your cake and was blown away by such a trully unique idea. Thanks for sharing
Thank you all and I am SO happy to help! CC is where I have learned just about everything I know about cake decorating in the past year and a half. So I am glad to help you all in any way I can!
Please feel free to replicate this cake however you like! I certanly hope it will inspire you as so many other cakes inspired me!
This cake is absolutely precious!
Thank you for sharing the techniques, and thank you for permission to replicate it.
This is a really great cake. Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions for us and giving us the permission to replicate.
Thank you so kindly for sharing. It is such a beautiful cake as well.
What an awsome person you are.
*double post sorry*
may i ask how big the tiers are and how tall?
Sure! The tiers were 6" and 9". I think both were about 3 3/4 inches tall (I remember because I only had to cut a tiny bit off of my 4" dowels).
I also forgot to mention that I covered the cake in pink mmf. I would to see this cake done in boy colors too! Too bad I did pooh for my 1st son or I would ask my friend to make this in blue for my son that is due August 20th!
Hope that helps!
Thank you for sharing your instructions! Beautiful cake!!
Wow, I would never of thought of that. Your cake is so great. Thank you so much
SOO darn cute Breanna! I love it! I missed this cake too but so happy to see it now. Excellent job!
thanks for sharing~
I just came across this thanks for sharing love them.
Wow, this is just a beautiful cake. I had not seen your cake until I came to the forum. Amazing job, must gorgeous!!!