Hello, I'm Jennifer and I'm new to posting on these boards but I've been a lurker for a little while... well, my wilton stand-up teddy bear experience has brought me out of "lurkdom." I'll try to figure out how to post a picture at the end.
I had a request for this doll cake using the stand-up teddy bear pan. It was a combination of several cakes from various wilton year books. Instead of a bear it was to be a little girl wearing a fondant jack-o-lantern suit. She was to have curly fondant hair and a fondant ribbon in her hair. I worked HOURS on this one Friday evening. (The cake was due on Saturday afternoon at 4:00.) I went to bed Friday night feeling very proud of my accomplishment. I got up on Saturday morning and had to drive my three kids 45 minutes to meet my sister who would be taking them overnight for a sleepover. Before walking out the door I checked on the cake and well... the entire front of the cake had fallen off! I guess the weight of the fondant hair and the fondant bow was just too much. The little girl's head, face and the entire front of the cake was lying in a heap at the base of the cake!
So, I had to go ahead and drive the 45 minutes to meet my sister and drop off the kids. I bought another cake mix while I was out and got home... baked it... cooled it.... decorated it... and delivered it at 4:30... the exact time the party was to begin! WHEW!
Hope I can get the picture to post because it really did turn out cute... but it was a NIGHTMARE. Oh... and forgot to mention that on that second cake... the feet kept falling off. The next time I made this cake for someone... the feet kept falling off! I just stuck some bamboo skewers in each time and tried to prop up the feet with something underneath.
Okay, I guess I don't know how to post a picture but if you'll go to my webshots you can see it. Here's the link: