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Care Bears Birthday Cupcakes

Updated on July 13, 2012

Making Care Bears Cupcakes!

The Care Bears always make a popular party theme, and what better way to celebrate that with some yummy Care Bears cupcakes? They make an excellent alternative to a birthday cake, all stacked up on a cute cupcake stand, or work equally well in complementing the main cake! They also make delicious treats for kids (big and small!) whatever the occasion.

This page includes basic cupcake recipe mixes, along with ideas for decorating your cupcakes with a Care Bears theme. From cupcake rings to edible toppers, fondant bears to a Care Bears cupcake gallery, you'll find everything you need here to inspire you in your Care Bears Cupcake Baking!

Copyright Jupiter Images Corporation
Copyright Jupiter Images Corporation

How to Make Care Bears Cupcakes

Whether baking for a party or simply for a treat, nothing goes down better than a stack of cupcakes on one of those gorgeous 3-tier cake stands. You can make brilliant Care Bear cupcakes in all kinds of ways.

A basic cupcake recipe is:

4.5 oz butter

4.5 oz caster sugar

4.5 oz self-raising flour

2 medium sized eggs

2 tbsp milk

This recipe will make 12 plain cupcakes, or 18-24 mini cupcakes if you halve the quantities.

Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then add the remaining ingredients and beat until you get a smooth mixture. Line a 12 or 24 hole bun tray with paper cases and fill the cases with the cake mix.

Bake in an oven pre-heated at 190 degrees C/ 375 degrees F/ Gas Mark 5, for 15 minutes (or 12 minutes for the mini cupcakes). They should be risen and the centres firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.

To make chocolate cupcakes:

4.5 oz butter

4.5 oz caster sugar

3.5 oz self-raising flour

2 medium sized eggs

2 tbsp milk

3 tbsp cocoa (level)

Again, this will make 12 cupcakes or 18-24 mini cupcakes.

Beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add the eggs and milk. Sift the cocoa and flour into the mixture with a sieve. Add to lined cases in a bun tray, then bake and cool as above.

A gorgeous topping for cupcakes is buttercream. To make a standard vanilla buttercream for 12 cupcakes or 18-24 min cupcakes, beat 6 oz butter in a bowl before adding 12.5 oz icing sugar, 3 tbsp boiling water and a few drops of vanilla essence, beating until the icing is smooth and pale. It is best to make this just before serving.

To make a chocolate version, you will need 4 level tbsp cocoa in addition to the above. After beating the butter, mix the cocoa with the boiling water in a separate bowl to make a paste, then add to the butter and continue as above.

Alternative icings include swiss meringue buttercream, chocolate ganache, glace icing, royal icing and of course, fondant or sugarpaste icing. You can add chocolate buttons, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Smarties and various other yummy items as toppings! Add a Care Bear to the top, or skip the sweetie toppings and top with an edible rice paper Care Bear. Other ideas include hearts, stars, rainbows and Care Bear tummy symbol designs.

Use these terrific Care Bears Cupcake Rings to make Caring Cupcakes!

Another great accessory! Use these Care Bears Puffy Picks as cupcake toppers.

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, copyright Weennee
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, copyright Weennee

How to Make a Fondant Care Bear Cupcake Topper

If you're familiar with polymer clay then modeling objects out of fondant will be relatively easy - however if you've not done this or fondant modeling before, don't despair! Just learning a few simple techniques and constructing a character out of basic shapes like ovals and oblongs is all you need to make some seriously cute edibles!

*** TOP TIP ***

Dust your hands with a little flour to stop the fondant sticking to your fingers

To make a basic fondant bear:

* Roll the icing into two balls, one slightly larger than the other

* Roll one into a fat oval shape, to make the body

* Roll the second into either a round or oval shape, depending on how you want the face to look, to make the head

* Roll two small sausages from more of the fondant, and pinch both in at one end to make the arms

* Roll two small balls to make the ears, and flatten, Roll two even smaller balls of a different color fondant and flatten, to make the insides of the

ears. Stick together

* Roll out two short, stubby sausages for the legs, and pinch and shape out the end of both to form paws. Stick tiny flattened balls of a different color fondant to the soles of the paws

* Use tiny amounts of fondant to make muzzle, nose, eyes and mouth. Study pictures of Care Bears to get the shape of the face and the features correct

* Stick all the body parts together! Use a little royal icing or buttercream as glue if necessary

* To turn into a Care Bear, make a fondant tummy symbol of the chosen Care Bear (e.g. rainbow and cloud for Cheer Bear, raincloud for Grumpy Bear, four leaf clover for Good Luck Bear, red heart for Tenderheart etc) and stick to the bear's tummy!

Finally, don't worry if your Care Bear turns out to be a disaster! You can get lots of different Care Bear edible toppers, or cupcake rings and picks to decorate instead. Or use the miniature figurines available! Alternatively, if you want to still make something yourself, you can either use a small teddy bear cookie cutter to make a flat bear topper and decorate with facial features and a tummy symbol, or top your cupcakes with different Care Bear tummy symbols instead, such as stars, hearts, clouds and rainbows! Coordinate each tummy symbol on top of a round piece of fondant icing in the color of the particular Care Bear - e.g. four leaf clover on green icing (Good Luck Bear), rainbow and cloud on pink icing (Cheer Bear) and so on.

Faringdon Cookie cutters mini bear 3cm

Foxrun 2487 Teddy Bear Mini Cookie Cutter- Tinplated Steel

Bear

Teddy Face

Care Bears Cupcake Kits

There are also cupcake kits available to make a party-load of yummy goodies!

Care Bears Cakes Cupcakes

Do-It-Yourself Cupcakes Pkg. 6

68 Total Pieces

Care Bears Cakes Cupcakes

Do-It-Yourself Cupcakes Pkg. 4

61 Pieces Total

Care Bears Cakes Cupcakes

Do-It-Yourself Cupcakes Pkg. 3A

60 Total Pieces

Care Bear Cakes Cookies

Do-It Yourself SIMPLY EASY Deluxe Cupcake-Party Pkg. 10

120 Total Pieces

Displaying your Care Bears Cupcakes

Individually decorated Care Bears cupcakes deserve to be shown off! Here, you have the perfect way to serve them.

The look is fresh and fun, featuring bold silver-finished wire spirals to securely hold each cupcake. The twisting, towering design is perfect for any occasion and is easy to assemble! Just stack each layer of cupcakes onto the locking center rod.

Non-toxic, silver-finished metal has a durable non-chip finish. Collapsible design stores easily and safely. Holds 13 cupcakes.

Wilton 307-831 13 Count Cupcake Stand
Wilton 307-831 13 Count Cupcake Stand

* Holds 13 cupcakes

* Collapsible design

* Silver-finished metal has a durable non-chip finish

* Easy to assemble! Just stack each layer of cupcakes onto the locking center rod.

 

The Cupcake Club on Squidoo is an ever-growing collection of the best cupcake recipes ever. It's also home for cute and unique decorating ideas, debates about chocolate vs. vanilla frosting, recommendations for the best kitchen gadgets, cupcake sightings at hot bakeries around town, colorful cupcake photography... If you've got a sweet tooth for cupcakes, you're in the right place. You can make pages for your favorite cupcakes (and even earn money from them).


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    • stacy mcdaniel profile image

      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      Great Lens! I love the Care Bears.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Too Cute!

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      jbarnhart41 7 years ago

      I love Care Bears and this lens is deliciously adorable! Blessed :)

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      These cupcakes are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with the Cupcake Club!