I made this Bumblebee Birthday Cake for my son's 4th birthday. For some reason he had insisted on a bumblebee cake with a blue 4 on it! Both the head and the body of the cake were a standard chocolate cake mix.
I used an oval shaped casserole dish to bake the body of the cake and then a 7" round cake tin for the head. I then cut a smaller circle out of the round cake as the 7" was too big in comparison with the body. I did a trial run using the casserole dish so that I could make sure I didnt under or overcook the cake (I ended up adjusting the cooking times and temperature).
I decorated the cake with a yellow buttercream frosting and chocolate buttercream frosting using a number 5 tip. I wanted to make the bee look 'fuzzy'. I then used M&M's for the 4, eyes and mouth and the candles were for the antenna. I had wanted to place 2 royal icing circles in for wings but by the time I had got the cake to the party the icing had softened and they wouldnt have stood up so I had to place them flat on the tray. Something for me to think about next time!
My husband and I made this Bumblebee Birthday Cake for our son's 3rd birthday. I tried to talk him out of it but he insisted, so my husband drew out the head of Bumblebee on bristol board, he just looked at a picture from the computer and free handed it, and then just cut it out.
I then baked the cake in a square cake pan, any size will do. I then put the cut out head over top and and cut the head out on the cake. The difficult part for me was trying to do all the features. I started with the yellow first, and the moved on to the eyes which I had a really hard time with trying to line them up and make them the same was hard, not the best job but it worked, next I did the gray and finally the black and all the outlining.
It took me 2 hours to decorate it and I think it turned out pretty good, our son just loved it. Good thing I only do this for our sons birthday's I could not make a living out of this. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as our son did.
Hexagon pan Double carrotcake with cream cheese double chocolate with chocolate cream double vanilla with chocolate cream stack the cakes and frost with yellow tinted butter cream. I added sugar candy flowers and bugs along with a grass tip to bring spring to the cake. The cupcakes were made of extra cake batter decorated with the grass tip and we used floral wire with buttercream to put the flowers on the wire. The bumble bee is made from the wilton mini bear pan with the ears cut off. Use brown not black as many people were dyed black from the amount of color you have to add to get the fosting to stay black. He has a pink birthday hat on to hide the wooden dowel that was needed to hold him on and the cakes together. The butterfly you see was supposed to be the bumble bees wings but they were way too heavy and nearly pulled the bee off. I would not try this again I think it looked just as good without.