I created this panda bear cake for two reasons. One to practice a 3 ft tall sculpted cake for my audition video to Food Network Challenge and the other was to create something unforgettable for my sister Sharee’s birthday. Her birthday falls one week before Christmas which is a very hectic time so I have never made her a cake before. Thought I would surprise her with this gigantic cake to make up for years of cakeless birthdays haha. Sharee, her hubby and their daughter have this whole panda bear theme going on in their family (papa bear, daughter is called chloe bear, sharee makes a “sad panda” face etc) so I thought this theme would suit her.
I taped the majority of the cake making part but the batteries died for the very last hour (bummer). I created this 46″ tall cake with the help of my assistant patti in exactly 8 hours. We took one short 5 min break to drink some coffee and down some protein. I was EXHAUSTED afterwards but it was worth it
Here is the audition video so you can see the making of this panda cake and the final product
This is the final product!
A photo of my very surprised sister
This was a really fun birthday cake to do and very challenging to get it done in 8 hours! I hope my sister is not expecting a bigger one for next year! haha! I may have set myself up yearly torture!