Friends Jen and Pat, who call themselves Mama and Papa bear are expecting a baby bear. And it’s going to be a girl!
For their baby shower, I made this polka-dot two-tiered cake, resplendent with a pink fondant bow and a pink fondant bear. Sweet!
Sweet, young friends of mine got engaged on a beach in Florida. He drew a heart in the sand and got on one knee to pop the question. She said,”Yes!”
The fun thing is, she calls him “Bear.” So when the bride-to-be’s mum asked me to make a cake for the engagement party, I knew exactly what to do!
I made this cake for a couple who had a tiny wedding — just family — with a small dinner for six after the ceremony. They provided me with the cute bear topper and told me their favourite flavour was chocolate. I made a simple cake with a poured chocolate ganache to cover it, and decided to add a small, round tier to the top to make it look more wedding-ish. The happy bears sat tidily on top of that. Then a few peach-coloured buttercream roses encircling the bears and some buttercream squiggles and shells. Happy days!
I made polar bear gingerbread cookies to give out as Christmas gifts at work this year, so when my boyfriend’s sister asked me to bring dessert for Christmas dinner, the “March of the polar bears” cake was a natural.