My son's second birthday is coming up soon and he is in love with Elmo and Sesame Street! And I am in love with this cake.
I want to do a variation of this for his birthday. I want to do Cookie Monster and Elmo, each a separate teirs, but instead of fondant, I want to pipe buttercream to give more the fur effect. Since I'm piping fur, I wanted the third character to also be furry.
So, since my son also likes bears, I want to do the top tier as the character Baby Bear.
Trouble is, I've seen no cakes with Baby Bear and don't know that I'd even know where to start on how to make his nose/mouth the correct shape.
Anyone out there ever sculpted a bear or have some idea how I would accomplish this?
Well looking at him is nose looks like a basic cone shape...you probably will need to play with it...maybe flatten the bottom a bit. I woulod have his mouth open..he has that expression a lot. In that case you would need to make it in 2 parts or just split in almost down the middle ( not quite). I would make that part gumpast attach and may be pipe with royal icing or buttercream. His eye and nose are just ovals...I think you can do this...it's easier than you think. I hope I helped. Good luck, can't wait to see how it turns out!
I still have about 4 weeks so I think I'll start on all the gumpaste work this weekend while I have the time. I'm going to start with Baby Bear first.