I made this cake last year for my nephew's birthday. He's a huge Chicago Bears fan. (Don't ask me why someone decided to put a Coca-Cola can next to the bear while I was taking the photo.)
I used the Wilton Stand Up Cuddly Bear Cake Pan. The nice thing about this pan is you can do a lot with the Bear. Though - thus far I have only used the pan once. There is a metal post up the middle of the bear to help it stand up.
And this is the back of the Bear. The "9" is for his age. I did a vanilla cake and just used buttercream frosting. You can tell I used real buttercream because the frosting is all shiny from the heat. The party was at the beginning of June.