Introduction: Sugar Paste Teddy Bears Tutorial
Ideal for ‘Welcome to the world’ cakes, christenings and pre-school birthdays.
These are one of the easiest teddy designs I make. I will do tutorials on more complicated designs or translating this design into cuddly lions, polar bears, cats. dogs, pooh bear etc soon.
You could also make these in polymer clay for a more permanent decoration.
You will need:
Tools- Number 1.5-2 piping nozzle, piping bag (or grease proof paper piping bag), straight-edged modelling tool, ‘ball’ modelling tool, small dry paint brush (for sticking).
Materials- peach and white sugar paste (or whatever colour you want your ted’s to be!) and black royal icing.
I don’t usually make free-standing figures, I would normally secure them onto the cake. but since I was asked to make this I thought I’d make a tutorial of it. The same method could be used to make them straight on to the cake.
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Step 1: Body
Roll a large ball of peach sugar paste, roll into a pear shape.
Step 2: Second Teddy Body
Roll a pear shape of white, sit them ‘back-to-back’.
Step 3: Legs
Roll a large sausage of peach, flatten each end and turn it up into a foot, cut in half.
Step 4: Feet
Roll 2 small balls of white, stick to the centre of each sole.
Step 5: Toes
Attach the legs to either side of the body. Mark toes with your modelling tool.
Step 6: Attach Legs
Repeat in white with peach feet. Mark a vertical line down their tummies with your modelling tool.
Step 7: Arms
Roll a large sausage of peach, flatten each end, cut in half.
Step 8: Hands and Wrists
Mark a thumb and an elbow in each.
Step 9: Attach Arms
Add arms onto body, repeat in white.
Step 10: Heads
Roll a small peach pear shape (about 1/3 the size of the body), repeat in white.
Step 11: Ears
Roll 2 small peach balls, attach to the sides of the head, mark the
insides with a ball tool or straight modelling tool. Repeat in white.
Step 12: Inside Ears
Roll 2 small peach balls and 2 white. Flatten into the ear holes of the
opposite coloured head. Mark the insides with the tool again.
Step 13: Muzzle
Roll a small ball of white, flatten and attach to face. Mark a vertical line with your modelling tool. Repeat in peach.
Step 14: Eyes
Pipe on little balls for eyes.
Step 15: Noses
Pipe on noses (I chose heart shapes but ovals and balls are also good!).