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I am going to attempt to make a black bear standing up on his hind legs.  I've never made a cake standing like this so need a little advise.  My plan is to use some kind of rods screwed into a wood base board for the legs.  I'll put rice krispy treats around rods to build up legs then cover in fondant or modeling chocolate.  on top of the rods I want to mount a cake board and then the body and head will be stacked and sculpted cake.  I am going in the right direction and any suggestions on material to use for supports and how to assemble?  Any advice would be much appreciated.

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I would use PVC pipes for the legs, which you can attach to the board using a flange (sp??) to fit the size pipe you are using, then form the feet right on top of them to cover them up.. The pipe works great - very sturdy and comes in lots of different diameters. Then you can fit another flange up on top of each leg and screw the base right onto those. I get my materials at the local Menards, you should be able to find them at any store that sells plumbing equipment. Plus, you'll get the funniest looks when you tell them it's not for a home improvement project - it's for a cake! Good luck!!

Thanks so much Joann!!  I think I'll go that route.

Good luck!!

Here is what I came up with for stand just in case anyone else might be curious

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Looks fantastic!!

 

That looks great. Hope I can get my hubby to help me one day make that for my dad. He has bears at his lake house.

Joann Gottermeyer said:

Looks fantastic!!

 

Hi! I watched a tutorial on YouTube the other day, it was how to make a standing minion cake... She went about it the same way your describing with very thick dowels screwed into a base, then a couple of cake boards higher up etc. can't wait to see pics of yor bear cake!!

Here is the final result:  Picutres of the different stages are above in earlier post.


 
Penny said:

Hi! I watched a on YouTube the other day, it was how to make a standing minion cake... She went about it the same way your describing with very thick dowels screwed into a base, then a couple of cake boards higher up etc. can't wait to see pics of yor bear cake!!
WOW! No words... Just WOW!!!!! :-D
Outstanding bear cake! Did you get this great of a cake on your first try? It would take me many, many tries to get it right. You should be very proud.

Yes, it was my first attempt and I know that God was guiding my hands on this one.

 

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