Teddy Bear Gift Cake

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In this cake decorating tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create an adorable Teddy Bear Gift Cake!

This sweet cake would make a perfect baby shower cake or young birthday cake design.

Teddy Bear Gift Cake on white pedestal.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create the gift box lid, curled fondant bow, and the sweet fondant teddy bears inside!

You can use these techniques to recreate this cake design, or to create new gift cake designs of your own! Have fun experimenting- we hope that you enjoy the video!


For this cake, we decorated a three layer 8 inch cake.

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Cake is resting on it's own cake board cut down to the size of the cake.

Three 8 inch cake boards were glued together for the lid

Ribbon to wrap around the lid

White Fondant for covering the top of the cake board

Gum paste (or fondant with tylose powder kneaded into it) for bow- We tinted with Americolor Deep Pink

Tip 12- for cutting out small polka dots

Piping gel or "tylose glue" (tylose glue is made from combining a bit of tylose powder with a small amount of warm water to create a clear gel/food safe glue) Used for applying polka dots, etc.

Coloring Gels: I used Americolor Ivory plus a touch of chocolate Brown for the bears. Americolor Deep Pink for the bows and dots.

Food coloring pen- I sued black for the eyes and brown for their mouths.

Supports: We used 3 drinking straws trimmed down beneath the bears. We used two long lollipop sticks behind the bears to hold up the lid (trimmed down a bit to the appropriate height). We used two fat bubble tea straws in back of the cake in the place where the angled lid would rest.

Candy Coating: In addition to using small mounds of moistened/sticky gum paste (or fondant/tylose) at the ends of our supports just before placing on the lid, we also spread the tops with melted candy coating. We considered partially driving a sharpened skewer into the lid from beneath for an extra bit of insurance but in the end our fondant and chocolate."glue" kept things nice and stable.

Teddy Bear Gift Cake with three fondant bears. Cake on white pedestal.

More Teddy Bear Cakes!

We've made several sweet teddy bear cakes over the years! Here are just a few of our favorites!

Cake Recipes

This sweet teddy bear gift cake works with any cake recipe! Make sure to scroll through our Cake Recipes section, which includes cake recipes from scratch as well as cake mix recipes!

Some of our favorites are Vanilla Velvet Cake, Orange Cake, Almond Cake, and Lemon Cake Recipe.

Enjoy the Video!


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  1. This cake is exactly what I would like to make for my daughter-in-laws baby shower next week. Please can you share the link for the tutorial. I can't access it above. I am a member. Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Carol! I'm glad that you'd like to make it! We actually have phased out our membership section (as of early August) and everything is free now. ;0)

    I just moved the video closer to the top of the post- it is showing right under the first photo. Are you able to see? If by chance you have an ad blocker on, that may effect if you are able to see it.

    Please let me know if the video isn't showing for you or if you are getting an error message, etc- you can e-mail me at info@mycakeschool.com and we'll troubleshoot. Thanks!!