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Poll Results: Have you had success with the Wilton Bear Stand Up Pan?

 
  • 75% (21)
    Yes
  • 10% (3)
    Sometimes
  • 14% (4)
    No
28 Total Votes  
post #16 of 23
That is really cute with the bear holding the balloon!
I'm going to try one with the tip 21, those little stars do take a long time to do! For a larger party, I think I'd do the huggable bear, and the mini bear for the birthday child, the kids like having this little guy all to themselves!
post #17 of 23
Your little Teddy Bear is simply adorable. I like making these cakes. My suggestion to you is to use either pound cake or spice cake. I have never had a problem with them as they come out very firm and yet tender to eat. Keep the good work! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 23
I am laughing so hard i am crying...now don't be offended...I am the Queen of cake mistakes...and have had a ton of them lately! I just imagined walking in and seeing the headless bear. Made me feel a little better! I am glad the next one turned out so cute! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 23
Hello, I'm Jennifer and I'm new to posting on these boards but I've been a lurker for a little while... well, my wilton stand-up teddy bear experience has brought me out of "lurkdom." I'll try to figure out how to post a picture at the end.

I had a request for this doll cake using the stand-up teddy bear pan. It was a combination of several cakes from various wilton year books. Instead of a bear it was to be a little girl wearing a fondant jack-o-lantern suit. She was to have curly fondant hair and a fondant ribbon in her hair. I worked HOURS on this one Friday evening. (The cake was due on Saturday afternoon at 4:00.) I went to bed Friday night feeling very proud of my accomplishment. I got up on Saturday morning and had to drive my three kids 45 minutes to meet my sister who would be taking them overnight for a sleepover. Before walking out the door I checked on the cake and well... the entire front of the cake had fallen off! I guess the weight of the fondant hair and the fondant bow was just too much. The little girl's head, face and the entire front of the cake was lying in a heap at the base of the cake!

So, I had to go ahead and drive the 45 minutes to meet my sister and drop off the kids. I bought another cake mix while I was out and got home... baked it... cooled it.... decorated it... and delivered it at 4:30... the exact time the party was to begin! WHEW!

Hope I can get the picture to post because it really did turn out cute... but it was a NIGHTMARE. Oh... and forgot to mention that on that second cake... the feet kept falling off. The next time I made this cake for someone... the feet kept falling off! I just stuck some bamboo skewers in each time and tried to prop up the feet with something underneath.

Okay, I guess I don't know how to post a picture but if you'll go to my webshots you can see it. Here's the link:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/213775435/269628702pWCLah

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post #20 of 23
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Jennifer,
Your cake turned out sooooooooo cute!!

As you can tell, the bear mold is kinda tricky. I still believe its all in the mix. The drier the mix the better.

My other suggestion is to make the cake in at least two days in advance. Like next week I am making a bear on tuesday, decorating on wed and bringing it to the bake sale on Thursday. That way I will know if it is gonna hold and it gives me time to plan accordingly.
I like the idea of the bamboo supports.

Also, did you fill your bear cake? I leave mine unfilled, not sure if it makes a difference. Last time I put the inside cake in the whole is when it decapitated itself. LOL

Any other cute ideas on how to use the bear mold?

Thanks,
Kim
post #21 of 23
Thanks! I actually left the metal core in both times! I was afraid to try and get it out! I have the 3D Winnie the Pooh pan and had made it several times without any problems so I was really surprised to have so much trouble with this one! Next time (if there is a next time) I will do as you suggested and make it several days in advance!
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post #22 of 23
I have one cooling even as I type, so I hope that things go OK! My son's kindergarten graduation is this Thursday so my plan was to make today (along with two sheet cakes) and decorate tomorrow. I do have a crack around the neck area (mixed a pound cake with a DH) and have put in a skewer, JIC. Wow! I wish I'd read this thread before I started. Or maybe not, I might have chickened out!!

BTW, his class are the Terriffic Teddies, so I really hope this works! I'm making a modar board for him too.

Debi
post #23 of 23
I've never done a stand up anything but I've been told to use a pound cake recipe for the cake. It holds up a lot better~
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