I bought this very cute Build-a-Bear cake pan from Williams-Sonoma that allows you to bake a cake in the shape teddy bear sitting up. The bear is in two parts and you use frosting to “glue” the two pieces together.
I cheated a bit and used Devil’s Food cake mix instead of making my own cake but I did make my own butter and cream cheese frosting.
Here are the two sides cooling on a wire rack.
I think next time I’ll try the cake recipe on the back of the box. The mix out of the box doesn’t seem to be dense enough so the cake is a bit “floppy”.
I baked the cake itself on Wednesday and let it cool overnight and attempted to frost it on tonight prior to our holiday potluck tomorrow afternoon. Well it turned out to be quite a disaster as the frosting wouldn’t harden so the two sides wouldn’t stick well together. I tried to salvage it by putting the frosting on the bear but my frosting wouldn’t spread well so my attempt of using it to seal the bear from the outside failed… so sad.
So now this poor bear will be our breakfast and snack for the next few days…