Teddy Bear Cake with Classic Gum Paste Bow

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In today's cake tutorial, I'll show you how to make a gorgeous classic gum paste bow for your cakes! We are also featuring a sweet teddy bear cake design.

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We just love bows on cakes. They are not only beautiful, but can be tailored to fit just about any occasion, from baby showers to birthdays and weddings.


In Part One, you will learn how to create a classic gum paste bow with two loops. In Part Two, you will learn to create the bear design on the front. Enjoy the tutorial!


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For the Bow:

160 g of gum paste for the bows & tails (you may have a bit of extra)

Coloring Gels: Americolor Sky Blue

Piping Gel

Piping tips: I used a Wilton tip 12 for the polka dots

Miscellaneous: We prepped the counter with shortening before rolling out the gum paste. Rolling pin, sharp knife or x-acto knife, piping gel


Filler to hold the gum paste loops in place (We used pillow fluff but paper towels & saran wrap work also.)

For the Bear Design:

(We are decorating a fondant covered 6 inch double barrel cake that has been covered in white fondant. Buttercream would work equally well for this design.)

Fondant for bear (you won't need much) & Grass border

Coloring gels: Americolor Warm Brown, Deep Pink, Yellow, Wilton Leaf Green (use your colors of choice)

Piping Tips: We used a Wilton 2 tip for the stems, and 2 & 3 tips for the rest of our flowers. Any small round tips will do.

Circle Cutters for bear body

Misc: Piping gel, Food Coloring Pen, Wilton Stitching Wheel (optional)

Use cardboard cake circles & supports as usual if doing a double barrel cake.



More Gum Paste Bows!

When it comes to gum paste bows on cakes, the design options are endless. The size, number of loops or coils, and colors make each bow unique.

Here are just a few of our favorite cake tutorials that feature gum paste bows!

Loopy Gum Paste Bow

Loopy Christmas Bow for Cake

Teddy Bear Gift Cake (with Curly Bow)

Ruffled Buttercream Cake with Striped Bow


from our Loopy Gum Paste Bow Tutorial


Enjoy the Tutorial!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you give this cake design or gum paste bow a try, we would love for you to leave a comment or photo below!


Part One: Creating the Bow 



Part Two: Creating the Bear and decorating the cake!




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  1. My gosh that is so cute! The bow is fabulous! Love the bear. It's a perfect cake for a 1st Birthday as well as a Baby Shower. Love it!

    Adorable - Fabulous - and Very Clever as always :)

  2. I don't care for the taste of fondant but after seeing this cake I may have to make a cake with it so I can try this one out!!! So cute. And perfect timing too...just found out my nephew and his wife are expecting.

  3. Thank you for the bow technique... I will definitely try it this way. I think using the fluff will also soften the look. Again another great video that keeps me inspired!

  4. Thank you all so much for your comments!!

    @Joan- Thank you, and you could also add the bow & teddy bear accents to a buttercream frosted cake. I've done this many times! If the frosting is a crusting recipe, I wouldn't have any worries about the bow softening....if it's a non-crusting frosting, I would apply the bow close to the time of the party (since it likely would absorb more moisture than if placed on a crusting frosting recipe) - xo

    @Nancy- Glad you're going to give it a try! ;0)

  5. Used this class to do a sheet cake for a co-worker's shower. It turned out very nice. Thank you for sharing!

  6. @Sadia -thank you!!

    @Zoe- Your cake is just precious!!! So happy to see your sheet cake version! xo