Ann Reardon

Teddy Bear Cake

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Only one of my boys ever got attached to a particular teddy… Godfrey was teddy’s name. He has to come with us on every trip and once he nearly got lost at a US airport. The other two kids just love all teddies equally and will easily swap which one, if any, is on their bed. This teddy bear cake would be suitable for a baby shower, first birthday or well beyond if you have a special teddy.

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To make this teddy bear cake you will need

Teddy Bear Template


Chocolate Cake Recipe
This makes a lighter chocolate cake than I usually use for carving, for my favourite dense one use two of this recipe

170g (6 ounces) dark chocolate
3 cups or 750millilitres (25.36 fluid ounces) hot brewed coffee
6 cups or 1308g (46.14 ounces) sugar
5 cups or 800g (28.22 ounces) plain all-purpose flour
3 cups or 360g (12.7 ounces) cocoa powder
6 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp salt
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups or 276g (9.74 ounces) vegetable oil
3 cups or 750millilitres (25.36 fluid ounces) of milk (4% fat)
2 tsp vanilla

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Combine the chocolate and hot coffee. Once the chocolate is melted mix until smooth. Add in the oil and milk. Beat the eggs until foamy and add into the chocolate mixture. Sift together all of the dry ingredients and then mix into the wet mix.
Bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) in:
* 2 x round 20cm (7.87 inches) cake tins
* 2 x 500ml pyrex bowls (add 2 cups into each)
* 2 x 1L (0.26 gallons) pyrex bowls (add 3 cups to each one)

30g (1.06 ounces) light blue fondant
50g (1.76 ounces) white fondant
20g (0.71 ounces) black fondant
50g (1.76 ounces) pale grey fondant

4 x american buttercream recipe mixed with
ganache made from 200g (7.05 ounces) white chocolate and 60millilitres (2.03 fluid ounces) cream (35% fat)

Supports and a small round cake board for inside the cake.
grass piping tip and piping bag
This cake will provide 30 generous serves.

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175 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    I made this for my son’s 1st birthday 🎂🎉. I am so glad i dared to try it, it was a success! Thanks so much for sharing this Ann!

  2. Rating: 5

    AMAZING cake! how long does he last once he is iced? and does he need to be kept in the fridge?

  3. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann
    I am wanting to use the chocolate cake recipe from this teddy bear cake for another cake and I am unsure of the quantities required.
    I am baking: 1 x 8x4inch round tin
    1 x 11x4inch round tin
    Should I use the lighter cake recipe or the dense recipe? It is for a 2 tier cake that will have fondant and avenger decorations. I have the wooden sticks and round cake board to support the top tier.

    Thanks, Bree

  4. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann
    Thankyou so much for the fantastic instructions on making this cake. It was my first attempt at baking, and I am over the moon with the results. You did however make it look easier than what it was!

  5. Rating: 4

    This is my attempt (hopefully my picture has been attached). You made it look very easy!!!! Reality is just a bit different?

  6. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann, I’m going to try making this bear cake next week. I’m just not sure where to buy the rods for support and the cake pop sticks. I’m also in Australia, but I’m new to the world of baking, so I don’t really know where to go other than the supermarket.
    Thank you!

    • I made the cake 🙂 I didn’t know where to find rods, so I used things that had at home (metal straws, skewers), which wasn’t an optimal solution. But anyways, here is the result!

  7. Rating: 5

    This cake brought tears to my eyes as did your reveal that everything you make to show us is for the first time!! What does it feel like to have that much talent? What a gift and what a blessing that you take such care to provide everything to make it a success when we try it!

  8. Rating: 5

    Thanks so much Ann for your clear and easy to follow tutorial. I made the teddy cake for my son Theodore (Teddy) 1st b’day. He was lots of fun to make. Everyone at the party thought he was too good to eat!

  9. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann,
    I just wanted to thank you for this great tutorial which i really learnt from.. my teddy didnt come out as perfect as yours, but my son was so excited with it and i really enjoyed making it.

  10. Rating: 5

    Can I make this in doing as my partner doesn’t like chocolate ??? What measurements would I need many thanks soni

  11. Rating: 5

    Just to say thank you for the tutorial, my daughter asked for a panda cake for her birthday. I used the heavier choc cake recipe and the butter in the buttercream made the white a little yellow, but it was delicious and fun to make.

    • Awesome panda cake, very creative. Happy birthday to your daughter ?

  12. Rating: 4

    I made it! I had a hard time finding the right bowls, but finally found them at the dollar store of all places! His ears are a bit silty after transport in the summer heat, but I think he turned out alright! I made him for my grandma’s 80th because she makes and collects teddy bears. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    • Looks awesome, well done, happy birthday to your grandma

  13. Rating: 5

    You made it look so easy Ann?

    • It’s a teddy bear picnic, he looks like he’s waiting expectantly for kids to arrive. Amazing job ?

  14. Rating: 5

    Love IT ❤️

    • Awwhh he’s so cute, well done what an amazing job!?

  15. Rating: 5

    Just wandered what grey color you used for the fur?
    Best regards

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