I was asked to make a Bumblebee cake for a friend of my daughter. I made it from scratch from the top of my head,
For the body I used a spring form sandwich tin and cut the front to shape. For the head I used a small Pyrex bowl, both cakes were chocolate mud cakes. I made the tail end piece with a slice I cut off the head so it had a flat side to stick to the body.
I then coloured some coconut, one lot black and the other ochre (yellow). To do the stripes I did one set of stripes with chocolate mud icing and covered these with the black coconut, and the others were covered with white melted chocolate and covered with the ochre coconut.
For the legs I used bumpy shaped chenille sticks, for the antenna I used two straight chenille sticks and curled the tips. I used two wiggly eyes with eyelids. The mouth I piped on puckered lips with Red Gel, the wings were made by shaping florist wire to the right shape,then I cut the wing pieces out of sparkled organza. The wires were bound with floral tape used especially for cake flowers, then the wings were hand sewn to the wire frames with silver thread.
I covered the remainder of the board with white icing and added some flowers for a finishing touch.
I made this Bumble Bee Birthday Cake for my baby girl's first birthday. Her nick name when she was little was Izzy bumble bee, so a bee was an easy choice! We just used packet cake mix - Green's butter cake and iced it in butter icing. The body was made in an oval tin and the wings were from a heart shaped tin. The tins were different depths but I think it looked okay like this.
We used black licorice straps to make the stripes on the bee body. We trimmed down a licorice strap to highlight the wings and make the antennae. We used M&M's for decorating the wings and the eye. We used musk sticks for the legs. The bee stinger (not seen in this photo) was a licorice bullet.
I baked the cake, my sister (who had flown in to Melbourne from England especially to see my baby turn one) iced it and my husband decorated it - a real family affair. My little one loved the cake and blew the candle all by herself.
This Bumble Bee car cake is a butter cake made for my 1 year old son's birthday. First attempt, not completely happy with frosting (Vienna creme) but can live with for first attempt.
Extra edible bits to the car include: Licorice bumpers front and back, as well as trim, door handles, rear vision mirrors and window wipers. Head lights and tail lights are jube type lollies. Seats made from sandwiched wafer with Vienna creme between (I was gonna pipe racing stripes on seats but couldn't work out how to make piper).
Steering wheel is apple flavoured jube lolly. Wheels were chocolate mint biscuits stuck together with Vienna creme. Cannot eat windscreen or bumble bee on bonnet. Plus there are toothpicks holding the rear spoiler together before icing.
Made the butter cake in the morning and spent about 3 hours that evening with the Vienna creme and decorating! Not in a hurry to try that again.