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Little teddy bears are having a lovely time today… teddy figure tutorial

Teddy 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 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.

Roll a large ball of peach sugar paste, roll into a pear shape.

Roll a pear shape of white, sit them ‘back-to-back’.

Roll a large sausage of peach, flatten each end and turn it up into a foot, cut in half.

Roll 2 small balls of white, stick to the centre of each sole.

Attach the legs to either side of the body. Mark toes with your modelling tool.


Repeat in white with peach feet. Mark a vertical line down their tummies with your modelling tool.

Roll a large sausage of peach, flatten each end, cut in half.

Mark a thumb and an elbow in each.

Add arms onto body, repeat in white.

Roll a small peach pear shape (about 1/3 the size of the body), repeat in white.

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.

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.

Roll a small ball of white, flatten and attach to face. Mark a vertical line with your modelling tool. Repeat in peach.

Pipe on little balls for eyes.

Pipe on noses (I chose heart shapes but ovals and balls are also good!).

All finished.

Match with bricks, balls etc for a nursery theme.

Have fun!

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