Winnie the Pooh Day was created in celebration of the author and creator, A.A. Milne’s birthday on January 18th, honoring the character of Christopher Robin (named after the author’s son) and his various stuffed animals, including Winnie the Pooh, of course!
Take a stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood with these marvelous and lovable cakes and sweet treats in celebration of Winnie the Pooh Day!
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Winnie the Pooh fondant figure tutorial
When in search for Winnie the Pooh cake ideas, the first thing is to start with the silly old bear himself! Whether you are planning to create a cake or cupcakes, simply follow this step-by-step Winnie the Pooh fondant tutorial to model this snuggly bear for your sweet creations.
And to practice fondant modeling skills, take a look at the Craftsy course Cake Topper Techniques: Fondant Animals with Sharon Wee for tips on creating creatures out of five basic shapes!
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Winnie the Pooh and friends cake
Savenko Sugar Art created this incredibly adorable cake, capturing the main characters in sugar form in motion and bringing them to life! The cake is structured and covered to set the scene and resemble a bridge from the stories, while the fondant figures are so beautifully modeled out of fondant, giving each its own personality. The piece is personalized with the child’s name spelled out on sugary bunting flags, along with the celebratory age.
Hone your figure modeling skills with fondant and gum paste as your mediums in the courses Cake Topper Techniques: Figure Modeling with Anne Heap and Custom Cake Toppers: Step by Step with Brenda Walton, learning to sculpt and support your sugar figures.
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Winnie the Pooh Christening cake
The characters created by A.A. Milne are popular with children and adults alike and therefore, can be utilized for a variety of themes and celebrations, such as this precious Winnie the Pooh cake created by Little Cherry Cake Company for a Christening. The recognizable characters are transformed into younger, adorable versions of themselves and placed on and round the two-tiered cake. The bottom tier is a classic round cake, covered in fondant and decorated with clean and simple decor, while the top tier is carved and covered to resemble the tree home belonging to the bear, so delicately textured and airbrushed for added shade and detail.
Explore the advantages of utilizing an airbrush to add depth and intensity to your cakes and decor in the course The Art of Airbrushing with Lisa Berczel where you will learn how to use the tool, along with techniques to achieving a variety of characteristics in your work.
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Piglet cake and cupcakes
Incorporating different Winnie the Pooh characters into your cake designs will allow for a variety of looks and styles. Bella Cupcakes created this breathtaking cake and cupcake tower, inspired by the endearing character of Piglet. The pink from the figure is further diffused in the roses and additional designs, while the addition of white, yellow and soft blue are added to the color scheme. The cupcakes are covered entirely out of fondant and adorned with fondant figures and decorations. The bottom of the two-tiered cake is embellished with gradient fondant ruffles, while the top tier is finished off with a beautiful bow and topped with another sweet Piglet figure.
Make sure to check out the new course Fabulous Bows and Fashion Details with Eva Salazar to learn how to add beautiful ruffles and a variety of gorgeous bows to your cake designs, along with Fondant Frills with Maggie Austin for additional ombre and color combination tips and techniques.
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Three-dimensional Pooh cake
This captivating and darling cake by The Cake Illusionist perfectly captures the essence of the lovable bear in this 3D Winnie the Pooh cake design! The bear is perfectly carved and sculpted, then meticulously covered and decorated in fondant, along with his beloved pot of honey! The piece is given a vintage look with the use of airbrushing, while the presentation is finished off with a wood grain covered board.
If you are just starting out creating three-dimensional cakes, be sure to enroll in Cake-osaurus Rex with Catherine Ruehle to learn the very basics, then give Sculpted Dog Cake with Elissa Strauss a try to further your stacking and carving skills.
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Hand-painted Winnie the Pooh cake
This darling Hand-painted Winnie the Pooh cake by Craftsy member and cake artist CupCakesNy captures the classic, iconic look of the book’s characters. The illustrations are rendered directly onto the fondant-covered cakes with the use of gel food coloring and meticulous painting!
Learn tips and techniques to painting directly onto fondant with the Craftsy courses The Hand-Painted Cake with Erin Schaefgen and The Art of Painted Cakes with Kate Sullivan, along with piping and design transfer approaches.
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Classic Pooh baby shower cookies
Similar to the above cake, these Classic Pooh baby shower cookies by Flourish translate the vintage designs into the most exquisite and magnificent collection! With the use of piping and hand-painting techniques on royal icing, the pages of the time-honored books are transformed into veritable edible works of art!
Learn to create beautifully adorned cookies in Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies with Autumn Carpenter with a variety of techniques and packaging and presentation ideas!
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Classic Pooh cake pops
Cake Pop Princess did a tremendous job of recreating Classic Winnie the Pooh and Piglet into cake pop form! By carefully shaping the cake pop batter, the figures were then delicately dipped in colored chocolate and further decorated with piping and hand-drawn techniques to create these adorable characters that would simply be to difficult to eat!
New to cake pops! Try out Craftsy’s free course The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops with Valerie Pradhan to get started!