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A cute cake for a christening or toddler birthday or anyone who loves teddybears!
Once you know how to make the little teddy bears, you can create this cute picnic cake. It's quite a simple design but looks eye-catching. Using very few tools.

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20cm (8in) round sponge
Décor-Ice sugarpaste in white, red, lincoln green, teddy bear brown
Green royal icing
White royal icing
Mini liquorice allsorts
Red and white ribbon to finish
Cake board, slightly larger than your chosen cake size covered in green
A Teddy Bear family of sugarpaste models
White flower and modelling paste
Sugarflair black liquorice colour
  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cover a 20cm (8in) round sponge cake with 900g (2lb) of Lincoln green sugarpaste, on a 25cm (10in) cake drum. Cover the board with a strip of light green sugarpaste 150g (5oz).

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll out a piece of red sugarpaste and cut quite a thick rectangle approx. 10cm by 7.5cm (4in by 3in).

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a cocktail stick to mark lines all around the edges of the blanket, impress the lines deeply.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a quilting tool to make a pattern across the blanket, then repeat at right angles to complete the effect.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Roll out white flower and modelling paste and cut 4 or 5 plates with a 2.5cm (1in) round cutter

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll out white flower and modelling paste and cut 5 or 6 flower shapes using a daisy plunger cutter. Roll out a little red sugarpaste, cut the same number of blossom shapes and stick them on top of the white flowers using a little sugar glue. Mark a black dot in the centre.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place your picnic blanket in the centre of the cake using royal icing to secure in place. Add your teddy bears, plates, sandwiches and flowers.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, one wide white strip and a narrow strip of red. Stick the white ribbon around the cake and stick the red ribbon on top.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Half fill a small piping bag with light green royal icing, cut the end with 2 cuts meeting at a point (see diagram below). Squeeze the bag and pipe little spikes of grass.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Teddy Bears Picnic Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut your silicon paper piping bag at this angle to pipe grass.

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