Stitched Teddy Bear Birthday Cake
Prep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Sure to appeal to crafters and bear lovers alike, this eye-catching confection will round out your party tastefully. Patty's mostly responsible for the innovative dessert here, thanks to the flavorful recipes for fudge cake and an edible concoction called chocolate clay she shared recently. In a way, so is Margaret Maddox, whose teddy bear crafts fill the previous pages. Our staff home economists borrowed her bear design, then combined both ideas to create the cake. You'll find this treat is rich in possibilities. You can easily double the recipe and bake two cakes for a larger gathering...top it with any kind of character you care to cut out....add a different saying simply by "writing" it on with frosting...or alter the colors to reflect the birthday girl's favorites.