I made this Beehive Cake for a friend's birthday. I made it by baking one each of the following round cakes: 8, 7, 6, 5 to make the shape of the beehive. After I dirty-iced the cake and let it set, I carved it into the shape that I wanted. I then iced it smooth with a yellow-brown buttercream icing and created the lines with a serrated edge. I let it sit to crust a bit, and then lightly airbrushed the entire thing brown.
The honeybees are made of gumpaste. They are black stripes of gumpaste that I wrapped around the bodies. The eyes are drawn on with edible marker. The flower accents are fondant.
Everything is edible, except the wires that hold up the bees.
I first baked 2 9" round cakes and 2 8" round cakes. After they cooled I iced 1 of each with chocolate frosting from Betty Crocker. I then put the remaining 2 cakes on top.
I used vanilla frosting with yellow food coloring and dark chocolate frosting also from Betty Crocker for the colors of the bumble bee. I used a star tip and first did the dark chocolate stripes, then the yellow.
On the face I used a knife to spread the dark chocolate frosting on. The wings were melted green chocolate molded into 2 circles. Be careful not to make them too thick because they will not stand in the cake.
This bumble bee cake was a huge hit with everyone.
I made this Beehive cake for a cake auction last summer.
I used an 8" round cake pan for the bottom layer and then a 1.5L glass pyrex bowl for the rounded hive part on top. This is the same way that a lot of Barbie Dress Cakes are made. I frosted it using a piping bag to give it the hive look. I then baked sugar cookies cut out as bees and frosted those. I baked most of them on small wooden skewers or toothpicks. I then inserted them into the sides of the cake. I also attached some just with frosting.
I needed a quick birthday cake for my 2-yr-old grandson, and decided on this Beehive Birthday Cake. The cake was baked in a Wilton Wonder Mold pan (used for Barbie cakes, usually). I used a large cake-icing tip to frost the cake with yellow icing, and added chocolate details.
I baked bee-shaped sugar cookie lollipops, which I frosted and inserted into the cake. I used brown/yellow chenille stems, cut into pieces and wrapped around pencils to "twirl" them, for more interest. I wrote "Happy B-day Casey". Everyone loved it !
I used a combination of butter icing (yellow) and pre-coloured black fondant for this Homemade Queen Bee Cake.
The wings were done with melted white chocolate done in a tear shape. I popped them both in the freezer to make sure they were super rigid. The wings were inserted prior to serving with the pointy part of the tear shape being in the cake itself.
A crown and pipe cleaners from the discount shop added the finishing touches.