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05/07/2004, 02:40 PM
This is my first time on here & I really don't know much about it at all. I basically came on to ask if any of you know of or where to find a birthday cake shaped as a care bear. My daughter is going to be one on July 31st & I really want a care bear cake for her, but I can't find any recipes for it. Also I'd like to get to know all of you, so please write back & tell me about yourselves. A bit about me, I'm 22 Ameliyah is my 1st child and like I said above, she'll be one soon. I'm just a housemum right now, my husband lives in America (he's an American). I live in the northern suburbs. i didn't realise that you all meet up & stuff, I just thought this was a chatgroup.. thats cool!! Well I've rambled on enough, hopefully someone can help me out with my little cake crisis. Thanks!!!TextText
05/07/2004, 08:52 PM
Welcome to EB, a very friendly bunch here, so enjoy.
I am going to have the same dilemma at the end of August as my daughter will be 3 and wants a Dorothy The Dinosaur cake. Have no idea even where to start.
Anyway, unfortunately can't help you out with a Care Bear cake, there must be somewhere on the Net that has step by step designs, you'd think.
If you are interested, I made a catepillar cake for DD's 2nd birthday and it was very effective, but so easy to make. The body was the Nanna's Jam Donuts you find in frozen section of supermarket, and I decorated with smarties, and cut up licorice very narrowly for the legs etc. Put icing all around catepillar on it's board and sprinkled with green jelly crystals and placed green and red frogs (to give the effect of a swamp kind of thing). I have digitals if you are interested. I am very non creative, but this was a hit. I hope you find a cake you are happy with.
DD Peyton Elise 23/8/01
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06/07/2004, 05:29 PM
There is a Care Bear decorative icing topping currrently for sale on ebay.http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...item=5505291774
06/07/2004, 07:13 PM
A friend hired a teddy bear shaped cake tin from a bakery on Maggill Rd, but I can't help with name etc. It was between portrush and glynnburn rds, not sure if a search on whitepages/yellowpages would give you the number to call.
May not be in your area, but other bakeries might also hire out cake tins. Then you can use whatever recipe you want, and ice it in your preferred colours.
JennyH & Cameron (11 months)
06/07/2004, 09:45 PM
Welcome to EB :-)
Not sure where in the northern suburbs you are but the cake shop at the bottom of the travellator at Tea Tree Plaza hires cake tins (I have hired their teddy bear one to make an icecream cake) - also the bread shop ("Flour power" I think it's called) at Tea Tree Gully has cake tins for hire...
Janelle, a friend of mine made a fantastic dorothy cake last year - PM me if you want the details or a copy of the recipe she used (she has a lot of the ABC cake books so it was probably in one of those)
07/07/2004, 10:20 AM
thanks guys for the info. I live in Craigmore, but I'm always up around Tea Tree Gully, so I'll have to pop into the plaza & look at those cake tins. I just want her to have a special cake you know, 'cause it's her 1st birthday. The caterpiller cake sounds fantastic, I would love to see some pics of that. It could be a good idea. Seems simple to make aswell. Thanks!!
07/07/2004, 02:22 PM
Just an idea for you. I have made heaps of cakes for my family over the years. If you cant find a tin or a design, if you can just find a picture about the right size that will work too. Just trace the pic onto some greaseproff paper.
All you have to do is bake a couple of square cakes and cut to the right size using pic you traced. If you end up with ten pieces it doesnt matter because once it is iced you cant even tell. Have made a few cakes this way.
TTC #1 from July 04
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