Bear Baby Shower Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

I went all out making this rustic bear baby shower cake for my soon-to-be son, Ezra Marek! This design was inspired by the Pacific Northwest, my home turf which I love, and a much-requested cake technique, creating an empty theater cake design.

In this course, you will learn how to create this stunning showpiece step-by-step, along with several tips, tricks and techniques to add to your arsenal.

2:05:17 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create an empty theater cake tier and properly secure it
  • Learn how to create a bear family cake topper, and a stylized moon cake topper
  • How to create a stone texture square cake tier
  • How to pipe realistic tree leaves

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Carving 0:39
  2. Covering the inside 9:00
  3. Airbrushing 16:47
  4. Covering the outside 19:35
  5. Making stars 24:54
  6. Attaching stars 26:54
  7. Making trees 30:39
  8. Coloring Royal Icing 38:53
  9. Piping leaves 40:44
  10. Making the branches 48:45
  11. The moon structure 50:50
  12. Adding modeling chocolate 53:54
  13. Sculpting the bear bodies 57:43
  14. Sculpting the bear head 1:04:21
  15. Making the stump 1:20:21
  16. Adding color 1:29:12
  17. Adding branches 1:30:45
  18. Dusting 1:33:42
  19. Attaching the bears 1:37:45
  20. Detailing the moon 1:42:42
  21. Making strawberry buttercream 1:46:45
  22. Stacking the cakes 1:47:51
  23. Softening ganache 1:49:35
  24. Ganaching the cake 1:51:15
  25. Adding texture 1:54:41
  26. Adding color 2:00:32
  27. Assembling the cake 2:04:06
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