I made this Beehive Birthday Cake for a baby shower for my daughter's preschool teacher. The school threw her a shower and they asked me to make the cake. Each class had a different bug for their class and her class was the "Busy Bees" hence the beehive cake.
This cake was a white almond sour cream cake with buttercream frosting. I used 10 inch, 8 inch, and 6 inch pans. Each size had two layers. It was a very heavy cake and I did not use anything to stabilize or support it but it turned out okay! I made the bees out of fondant and just used pictures from the internet as a guide. I used buttercream at the base of each layer to hide imperfections from putting the fondant on (because I had no idea what I was doing)!
It turned out really tasty and (I think) super cute! This cake served about 50 people and they sent the top layer home with her teacher. I know there probably isn't a high demand for beehive cakes but it was a really fun cake to make!
I made this beehive cake for my son's 2nd birthday party. The theme was a "Bee-day"! I used the Wilton wondermold, and white frosting for the base, dyed light brown. After I smoothed the base and let it set, I indented the lines in with a rubber scraper.
The flowers and entry are done with Wilton tube frosting with a small round tip. The bees are done by using a small round tip and squeezing while holding it in place to create a bee-sized glob. After that sets a bit, I put the stripes on, then the wings. The wings are used with the same tip, just layered a lot until it stands up a bit. The bottom border is a star tip, with white dots in the middle to look like a flower.
I wanted a bumble bee party for my son's first birthday so I decided to make a beehive cake for the big cake and a bumble bee cake for his baby cake.
For the beehive I used a Wilton Wonder Mold Doll pan and an 8 in round to give it more height. After assembling the two cakes together I covered it with a crumb coating and covered it with fondant. I left an opening for the door (I used chocolate cake mix). Then I made fondant bumble bees with almond slivers for wings and attached them all over the cake with floral wire.
I was very pleased with the outcome. For the bumble bee cake I used a Wilton 6in cake pan and decorated with black, yellow, and white icing. Everyone loved the cakes!
I made this Beehive cake for my friend's "Ba-Bee" Shower. The bottom is a 15 inch hexagon and the hive (from the bottom up) is a 10 inch round, 9 inch round, 8 inch round and the dome is made from a Pyrex baking dish.
I didn't carve the cakes to make the hive. Using yellow butter cream, I iced the cakes smooth and then added accents with black butter cream. The bees on the bottom layer are sugar bees I ordered online. I believe Wilton makes them, but I can't recall.
The larger bees I made from fondant about 5 days earlier. I wanted them to be dried out and sturdy! The three on the hive are attached by toothpick and the one swarming the hive is on a wire.