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Wild Thing Valentine's Cake

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The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills taught by Beth Somers

Give your cakes delicious flavor and creative flair with piped buttercream! Learn more than 30 classic buttercream techniques using 5 different decorating tips.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Any Occasion
Type Sculpted
Material Buttercream, Fondant
Style Whimsical, Colorful
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: This idea came from the website. It uses the 3D teddy bear cake pan and I made the hearts out of 50/50 fondant and gum paste rather than a cookie. Arms are made on cookie sticks and there is some carving to be done on the bear (removing ears and arms). Note the cake must be very firm (like a pound cake) to support the cookie stick arms. There are directions on the website for this as well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cover the body with a thin layer of the same color frosting before beginning to add the "fur"--that way if there is a gap in between stars anywhere it is much less noticeable. For the body, start the pulled stars at the bottom and work your way up. Arms I did from the hands down once I reached the underarm area on the body, then proceeded upward, with the top of the head last.

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Adorable, I wouldn't cut it. Looks like you put a lot of time in. So very cute :-)

02/12/2014 Flag

Thanks--it was a lot of fun to make. You're right it does take time--took me almost 2 hours to pipe the entire cake.

02/12/2014 Flag

Nice. Wow 2 hours to pipe. did you sell the cake

07/07/2014 Flag