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Care Bears Birthday Cakes

Updated on May 16, 2013

How to Make a Care Bears Cake!

Make the perfect Care Bears birthday cake for a Care Bears birthday party, or simply as a treat for your little Care Bears fan! There are lots of lovely kits available to help you make wonderful cakes, as well as cake pans and decorations too.

The Care Bears have been enchanting children for years now, and they continue into the modern generation with a fresh new look. All the old favourites are there though - Tenderheart, Grumpy, Funshine... and of course, the birthday bears themselves Birthday Bear and Wish Bear!

From Care Bears rice papers to complete cake topper kits, cake pans to candles, this is your complete guide to making Care Bears birthday cakes.

Photo Credit: Wish Bear Cake Pan on Amazon

Making Care Bears Birthday Cakes

When it comes to Care Bears birthday cakes you really are spoiled for choice! There is a dazzling array of cake kits, toppers, cake pans and candles available. More on those in a moment; first off, if you love baking and want to create your own cake, here are some ideas!

Begin with a basic jam sponge cake recipe. Here's a great classic from the queen of cookery, Mary Berry:

Classic Victoria Sponge Recipe

Then, you could:

* Ice it with coloured fondant

* Ice it with classic icing and add fondant Care Bears

* Ice it and then add a Care Bears topper

You don't have to stick to a round design. Why not go for a Care Bear symbol shape? There are lots of different cake pans available. For a beautiful Care Bears Heart Cake, here's a great link:

Care Bears Birthday Party Heart Cake Recipe

Now, on to the professionals!

Photo Credit: Birthday Girl image licensed from JupiterImages Corporation

Care Bears Birthday Cake Toppers

Care Bears Cake Topper Kit

Make your Care Bears cake look incredible with this superb value cake topper kit!

Care Bears Cheer Bear Cake Topper Decoration
Care Bears Cheer Bear Cake Topper Decoration

This cake topper decoration is fantastic value! You not only get a beautiful decorate topper sheet for the top of the cake, but the gorgeous Cheer Bear decoration as well. All you need is a rectangular cake pan to either make your cake from scratch or with a cake mix, plus some yummy icing and toppings to add some extra Care Bear sweetness!

 

Using Care Bears Cake Toppers

Cake toppers and decoration kits are a great way to create a stunning birthday cake without the hassle. You can get them in rectangular, square and round designs and they make the decorating part SO easy!

More Care Bears Cake Toppers

Care Bears Tenderheart Bear Cake Topper Decoration
Care Bears Tenderheart Bear Cake Topper Decoration

Another gorgeous cake topper set with decorative top sheet and Tenderheart Bear to sit proudly on top of your cake creation!

 
Care Bear Cake Topper / Cupcake Decorations Set of 16
Care Bear Cake Topper / Cupcake Decorations Set of 16

This set of cute Care Bears can be used on a cake or to decorate cupcakes! They would look amazing on a tiered cake design, perhaps a Care-A-Lot Cloud cake?

 
Care Bears Birthday Bear Happy Birthday Wilton Cake Topper with Rotating Dial Age 1-6 Option
Care Bears Birthday Bear Happy Birthday Wilton Cake Topper with Rotating Dial Age 1-6 Option

Lovely Birthday Bear cake topper with rotating dial option for kids aged 1-6, so you can truly personalise your Care Bears birthday cake!

 

Care Bears Edible Cake Art

Why not try some beautiful cake art for your homemade cake! Those little rice papers you used to put on your cupcakes have come a long way - you can now buy high quality edible rice papers and cake toppers for both cakes and cupcakes, or if you have the right equipment, you can even print them yourself using a dedicated printer, edible papers and edible inks!

Care Bears Edible Cake Toppers

Care Bears Edible Image Cake Topper
Care Bears Edible Image Cake Topper

This beautiful, cheery Care Bears cake topper is the perfect design for any kind of birthday cake, and features several of the main Care Bears characters. It is striking enough to be used alone, while also being simple enough to personalise and add to if you really want to "wow" with your birthday cake!

 

Care Bears Birthday Cake Pans

Care Bears Wish Bear Cake Pan on Amazon
Care Bears Wish Bear Cake Pan on Amazon

Using Care Bears Cake Pans

If you want to make your Care Bears birthday cake from scratch, then the best way to do it is with a Care Bears cake pan!

This way, you can get a bear-shaped cake and have the pleasure of decorating it yourself! You could either find a bear-shaped cake pan, or get your hands on an official Care Bear cake pan that will create an actual character, just like this amazing Wish Bear cake on the right.

Wilton make renowned durable cake pans, and they have made several Care Bears ones over the years.

Here are all the ones currently available, including some RETIRED cake pans!

Best Care Bears Cake Pan

I think this is the best Care Bears cake pan by far - why? Not only because it is made by renowned company Wilton, but it doesn't include a specific tummy design - so you can turn this into any Care Bear you choose - perfect if your child is a big fan of one of the lesser known Care Bears! All you need to do is use the right colour icing and then pipe an icing or buttercream design onto the tummy of the finished cake to create your character!

Wilton Care Bears Cake Pan
Wilton Care Bears Cake Pan

This top quality cake pan from Wilton means you can create a different Care Bear every time! Ideal for creating different bear cakes for different children and parties, or just for fun! You could even have your child help you design their very own Care Bear!

This aluminum one mix pan is 13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inch deep, and comes with instructions along with patterns to help you create four of the most popular Care Bears, so if you're unsure in the cake decorating department, then the kit will help you get started, and after that, the sky's the limit!

 

More Care Bears Cake Pans (including rare and retired pans)

Wilton Care Bear Cheer Bear Cake Pan
Wilton Care Bear Cheer Bear Cake Pan

Spread a little cheer with Cheer Bear! This super cute pan design features the more modern incarnation of the Care Bears and is perfect for little girls. You could also customise it into Baby Hugs!

 
Wilton American Greetings Care Bear Birthday Bear Cake Pan -- RETIRED
Wilton American Greetings Care Bear Birthday Bear Cake Pan -- RETIRED

The perfect bear for the perfect birthday cake? BIRTHDAY BEAR of course! This retired Wilton cake pan helps you create this very bear complete with heart balloon and makes a stunning cake!

 
Wilton Care Bears 3D Stand up Cake Pan 2105-2350
Wilton Care Bears 3D Stand up Cake Pan 2105-2350

This super cake pan features a 3D standing Care Bear design. It makes Birthday Bear and comes with a 2-layer box of cake mix!

 
Wilton Brave Heart Lion Cake Pan (2105-3197, 1984) American Greetings
Wilton Brave Heart Lion Cake Pan (2105-3197, 1984) American Greetings

A Care Bears cake doesn't have to feature a bear - don't forget the Care Bear cousins! This gorgeous retired cake pan helps you make a very impressive Braveheart Lion cake and is just perfect if you want something with that extra wow factor that will have kids roaring for more!

 

Care Bears Birthday Cake Candles

Care Bears Candles for your Birthday Cake

Make a Wish!

When it comes to birthday cake, there is one accessory you CAN'T forget... the candles! Okay, so you can decorate a cake with some pretty pastel candles... but wouldn't it look even better with one of the super-cute candles below?

Photo Credit: Wish Bear Birthday Cake by Mike Deal via Flickr Creative Commons

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivs 2.0 Generic License

Care Bears Birthday Candles

Wilton Care Bear with Star Candle
Wilton Care Bear with Star Candle

Create a birthday cake for your little star with this gorgeous Wish Bear star candle - what better way to make a birthday wish than with Wish Bear?

A lovely design that will work with many cakes and is ideal for both boys and girls!

 
Care Bears Rainbow Sculpted Party Candles 4 Pack
Care Bears Rainbow Sculpted Party Candles 4 Pack

What a fun set of sculpted candles! You could use one in the centre of a cake, use them year by year for birthdays 1, 2, 3 and 4, or use them as topper decorations to create a scene! Includes Tenderheart, Love A Lot, Bedtime and Funshine Bears.

 
Care Bears Boy's First Birthday Candle
Care Bears Boy's First Birthday Candle

Beautiful Bedtime Bear candle for a 1st birthday - ideal for boys who love Care Bears!

 
Wilton Care Bear Cheer Bear Candle
Wilton Care Bear Cheer Bear Candle

Super cute Cheer Bear candle - would look great on a pink or rainbow cake!

 

More Ways to Decorate Care Bears Birthday Cakes

Decorating Cakes with Care Bears Figurines

One of the simplest cake topper ideas is to top the cake with some miniature Care Bear figurines! There are tons available, from vintage to modern, and here is a great selection to choose from!

More Care Bears Cake Figurines

MINIATURE CARE BEARS ACTION FIGURE CAKE TOPPERS - ORIGINAL LARGER ONES
MINIATURE CARE BEARS ACTION FIGURE CAKE TOPPERS - ORIGINAL LARGER ONES

These little sitting Care Bears would look great on a tiered or cloud cake!

 
12 ct Care Bears Finger Puppet Cupcake Picks
12 ct Care Bears Finger Puppet Cupcake Picks

These are cupcake picks but you could get creative on a birthday cake, too!

 
Set of 12 pcs Care Bears Shoe Charms
Set of 12 pcs Care Bears Shoe Charms

These sweet little charms are so versatile - and if you don't use them all on the cake, you could use them as party bag fillers, too!

 
Care Bears Figures Set -- 8 Vending Machine Toys
Care Bears Figures Set -- 8 Vending Machine Toys

8 super sweet vending machine sized Care Bears - ideal for decorating a Care Bears scene cake!

 

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    • Brookelorren LM profile image

      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      My daughter had a Care Bear Birthday party when she was 3; I had one when I was a kid too. My grandma is an excellent cake decorator. I bought my daughter's Care Bear cake. Good job.

    • DesignedbyLisa LM profile image

      DesignedbyLisa LM 7 years ago

      Great cake ideas! I wish this page was around when my daughter was 2.

    • Janet2221 profile image

      Janet2221 7 years ago

      So many wonderful Care Bears birthday cake ideas here! Great job! Good luck in the 100 Facebook Fan Challenge Contest! :)

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are such "sweet" cakes ~ almost too adorable to eat! :)