Today I’m going to show you how to create an adorable Teddy Bear and Rainbow themed baby shower cake!
This is the first time that we’ve incorporated an umbrella cake topper into our theme and we love how it came out.
Having the umbrella and raindrops gave us the perfect excuse to incorporate a colorful rainbow (as well as rainbow hearts)! We hope that you enjoy the video!
Make sure to scroll beneath the video for additional materials and notes!
For this cake, we stacked an 8 inch tier and a 6 inch tier. As usual, each tier is on it’s own cardboard cake circle cut down to size, and there are 4 supports (bubble tea straws cut to the height of the bottom tier) beneath the top tier.
Umbrella template & your form of choice to dry it on. We used a small bowl (about 4 ⅜ inches in diameter)
Fondant or gum paste (we used fondant with tylose kneaded into it) for umbrella, bear and rainbow. We used straight fondant for the raindrops.
Coloring Gels: We used Americolor Warm Brown, Deep Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Electric Green, Sky Blue, and Violet (with a bit of Deep Pink mixed in to create a prettier lavender)
Your buttercream of choice (We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe)
Black food coloring pen for the bear’s eyes
Piping Tips: I used a 6 for the first round of buttercream spirals on the bottom tier, and then I piped on top of these with a Tip 4.
Pink Petal Dust (optional for rosy cheeks on bear)
Extruder (optional, but helpful for creating the rainbow)
Lollipop stick for umbrella handle
Multi-colored small confetti sprinkles (optional)
Miscellaneous: Piping gel (or edible food-safe adhesive of choice), vegetable shortening, small paintbrushes, we like to use a turntable and bench scraper when applying frosting to the cake, as well as a small angled spatula.
Rainbow: I mixed up about 20g of each color fondant (with tylose kneaded into it) for the rainbow & used the leftover colors to make hearts. The longest rope of fondant was about 11 inches long. Each one after that is slightly smaller.
For the umbrella, you’ll want to use either gum paste or fondant with enough tylose powder kneaded into it that it becomes a similar consistency to gum paste. This ensures that the umbrella will dry fairly quickly and also nice and firm. Gum paste decorations are not meant to be consumed.
Cut out your gum paste umbrella shape using the template provided in the materials list above. I rolled my gum paste to approximately ⅛ inch thickness.It’s always a good idea to make a backup just in case.