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Inspired by "Big Bear," food editor Jennifer Aaronson's 2-year-old daughter's favorite stuffed animal, this ursine chocolate cake gets its soft and fuzzy look from icing piped on with a grass tip. With his chubby belly, constructed from a mound of cake, he's almost too cute to eat.
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Halve snout and belly pieces horizontally, discarding bottom halves.
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Arrange pieces into a bear shape, trimming sharp edges off shoulders, ears, and paws.
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Add a second smooth coat to snout, ears, and front paws. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a multi-opening grass tip (Ateco #233) with frosting.
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Step 6Pipe fur on bear.
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Step 7When piping fur, skip center of ears and front paws and entire snout, refilling bag as necessary.
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