groom's cake : brown bear

8.24.2010

the ingredients
Congratulations to my brother-in-law and now my sister-in-law!!!  They got married this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia! Yay! Such a cute couple and beautiful wedding!

So, from the very beginning, my brother-in-law knew he wanted a groom's cake. After inquiring with their caterer and a little other research, they realized it was going to be a bit of an extra to get one and serve it. In the end, a groom's cake is unnecessary yet it does add a special touch to every wedding. So, not wanting to see the groom disappointed nor have the couple trim their budget, I offered to make them a groom's cake.

To make a long story short, the bride and groom has a teddy bear called Brown Bear, that is dear to their hearts. So I thought it would be most appropriate to make a cake that resembles him. First off, I found a really useful cake pan from Wilton that helped me achieve the shape. I'm not talented like the Cake Boss or those at Charmed City Cakes. Anyways, I quickly learned that with a pan, the job isn't that must easier! You must follow the instructions very preciously, as I had learned after my trial run. So most of you know, I am not one to use cake mixes from the store, so with my first try at this cake, I was brave enough to make the batter from scratch. Bad idea! Although the flavors and texture was great, the whole bear collapsed. FAIL!

the naked bear
Extremely disappointed, I attempted it again by following the directions exactly as printed using a box of pound cake mix and a box of vanilla cake mix (as shown in the image above). I even made the icing from the recipe that came with the pan. I wasn't too excited about that but hey, there is always a next time for exploration. The icing worked beautifully for "dressing" him in fur. Voila! Meet Brown Bear!

 Brown Bear Groom's Cake
vanilla decorated with peanut butter frosting and chocolate icing

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