My lovely niece was married last year and there was an Asian theme to the wedding. We decided to have panda bear cake toppers so this is how they were constructed. Thanks to her Mom, Dad, & Grandfather who stayed up late the night before the wedding to create these masterpieces.
1st you need a proper cake mold. We had a bear mold that was purchased many years ago for my nephew's 1st birthday, he is in his 20's now so cake molds last a long time. This is the Wilton Stand-Up Cuddly Bear.
Next you make a whole lotta rice krispie mix. Grease the cake mold then start adding the mix into the cake mold. This can be a multiperson enterprise since it takes a bit of oommph to close the cake mold. Once molded put in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to make sure the krispies set up well. De-mold and start decorating.
To paint the krispie bear we used chocolate, white and dark, purchased from Hobby Lobby and nuked in the microwave to make liquid. Using a regular paint brush, the colors were painted on the bears. Once painted the bears were placed back in the fridge to let the chocolate set up nicely. We made two bears, a bride and a groom.
A simple sheet cake was used as the base and the bears placed on top. We added flowers to the bride bear and gave the groom bear some bamboo to eat (he was a hungry bear). Additional bamboo was placed on the cake to spruce it up a bit.
This makes a nice and unique cake topper. It was a lovely wedding and the cake was a great conversation piece. Easy to make but looks fantastic.