Hot Air Balloon Cake Video

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make an easy Hot Air Balloon Cake with a sweet teddy bear.  

This would be perfect for all skill levels of cake decorating, and a great option for young birthdays and baby shower cakes!

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Materials for Hot Air Balloon Cake:

In this video, we used our scratch Yellow Cake recipe to fill a soccer ball cake pan -you will have some batter leftover.  (* The Wilton soccer ball cake pan is different than the half ball pan that we often use. This soccer ball pan is 9 inches diameter.)

Fondant (We used Liz Marek's recipe, we also like Wilton or Satin Ice).

Tylose- optional. We like to knead a little tylose into our fondant so that it will dry more quickly

Gum Paste -optional for modeling bear. If you have tylose powder, you can get a very similar consistency by kneading it into fondant.

Coloring Gels: Wilton Rose (for light and dark pink flags), Mint Green, Chocolate Brown, Warm Brown

Toothpick, scriber needle, or your tool of choice

Small paint brush(es)

Piping Gel for adhesive

Pink Petal Dust (blush for bear) - optional

Black Coloring Gel Pen

Lollipop Sticks

Rice Cereal Treats (We used three 22g. bars for the basket)

Cake Cardboards- We used three 19x14 boards, taped together and covered with a blue plastic tablecloth (secured with staples on the other side). You can cover your cake base however you'd like!

More Teddy Bear Cakes

In addition to today's hot air balloon cake, we have lots of cake tutorials that feature teddy bears! Here are just a few of them: 

Teddy Bear Gift Cake

Sailboat and Teddy Bears Cake

Teddy Bear and Rainbow Cake

Teddy Bear and Airplane Cake


Enjoy the Recipe!

We hope that you enjoy this fun cake tutorial! Make sure to check out our other Recipes and Cake Decorating tutorials in our Recipes & Tutorials Section!

If you give this cake a try, we would love for you to leave a comment or photo below!



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  1. Adorable! Looks like it could be a good opportunity to use basket weave buttercream piping for something other than a floral cake, too :)

  2. Thanks for your comments!!!

    @Carrie1 - Yes, perfect! Why didn't I think of that? Haha ;0) Glad that you liked it!