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Classic Teddy Bear Cake

I was asked to replicate a cake from 20+ years ago but I was pretty sure the Wilton cake pan was no longer available.  Then I found it at the Bulk Barn and decided to buy it.  I've never done a cake like this before though I had them for some of my birthdays growing up and thought it was pretty awesome.

I went online to see what recipes worked best for this pan and every recipe used a boxed mix so I was not going to mess with success on this. After the cake finished baking I left the cake out over night to cool.

The pan is slightly different from the original.  The paws of the original were more visible but you can't even see them with the new one so I just left them all pink.  There is a lot of surface area to cover with the start tip in icing.  It took a lot longer than I imagined.  

Turns out that the original cake that I was replicating was made by the same woman who made our cakes when we were kids.  She was also our sometimes before and after school babysitter.  She did amazing cakes.


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