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asked April 13th 2019

Vintage Teddy

1-I assume that Paul is starting with a 10 inch square cake to make the Teddy, but how deep is the cake before he starts to slice it or/ how thick is each layer once sliced?
2- Do you think that a smaller Teddy would work as well? We don't need so many servings.
3- If not a smaller cake then what is your view on making either part of the body or the head out of styrafoam?
Thanks for your help.
Franke

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Hi franke

Paul starts with a 10” square cake 3” deep. If you cut it in half and fill, it will give a little more height. There is plenty of cake to make the structure. I made the original teddy cake when it was first published from 10 x 8 cake and also from 8” square. I kept the head as cake which was dowelled to keep it secure. The arms and legs were from rice krispy treats covered roughly and piped with fudge icing. I hope this helps. ?

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Helps a lot πŸ™‚ Thank you so much ... as always.
I've been in love with both Teddies forever and now a new grandson due any day may give me the excuse that I need to make it πŸ™‚

One more question:
Do you think that Teddy would be secure enough (or not) if I did the piping on top of the ganache without the sugarpaste, and using the sugarpaste only for the "accessories"?

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As long as you ganache it really well, especially around the limb joints, it should be fine. I skewered the joints to keep them in place. I also used a freeze spray but it’s not necessary.

You must be so excited to be welcoming a new Grandbaby. Oh how I envy you ?. CONGRATULATIONS ????