I'm new to this site and need some help. I have a 4 year old son who will turn 5 in November and since his 3rd birthday, I have made his birthday cake. Whatever he wants, he tells me and I figure out how to do it. Well after the last two years, I think that he thinks I'm some kind of expert. This year he wants me to make him his favorite stuffed animal which happens to be the Ty Blue PJ Bear. And I thought making R2D2 last year was challenging? I'm thinking that I can just make a few round cakes, a couple of flat cakes to carve the arms, legs, ears out of. My dilemna is that these pajamas that the bear wears. They bunch up in areas and I want to keep that 3d look so I'm thinking modeling chocolate. I'm really just looking for any suggestions and guidance. I've attached a picture of what the bear looks like so you can all see how insane my son is. I love him and I love the new tradition so I really want to do this for him.
Wow i understand you perfectly, i'm never work modeling chocolate before but i can tell with foundant if you see all is al floffy and rincles , take a bigggg peace of foundant or modeling chocolate and just let it be, you'll see. When you have cover the bear then makes de details like the front of the pijamas and the rincles of the end of leave and pants. I don't know my opinion that's the way i tried. Good luck!!!
What a cute soft toy!!
I made a 3D Bear this year for my sister. I'm attaching a pic, I hope it comes through, but you can view it in my photos on this website.
I made the head and the body out of cake (2x8" rounds for the body and 2x6" rounds for the head) and the legs, arms and ears were made from a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste.
To get the ruffled look for the pj's I would add some 'padding' to the cake before laying on the blue fondant to help it drape better and then for the cuffs, pinch the fondant to make gathers in the 'fabric' and cover any untidiness with a small snake of paste.