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Coolest Beehive Cake 30

by Jennifer C.
(Dacula, GA, USA)

Homemade Beehive Cake

Homemade Beehive Cake

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.

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cute bees
by: Anonymous

This cake is super cute! I love the bees!

Great!
by: Amber Spain

This is awesome! Vote! :)

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Coolest Bumble Bee Cake 13

by Regina
(Camden County, NJ)

Bumble Bee Cake

Bumble Bee Cake

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.

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Coolest Beehive Birthday Cake 19

by Julie
(Crescent, IA USA)

Beehive Birthday Cake

Beehive Birthday Cake

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.

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bee hive cake
by: diane adams

This cake is absolutely adorable! I am not a baker but just may attempt to do this one!

Question
by: Jody

I love this cake and want to try to make it for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I just have a question about baking with a Pyrex bowl. How do you keep it from not exploding. I know that Pyrex isn't supposed to, but it's totally happened to me and I'm completely traumatized and also what would the bake time be for the Pyrex. Thanks a lot.

Thanks for the great idea!
by: Tamaaa

Just made this cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday - she kept asking for a bumblebee cake - "bumbee cake, bumbee cake!" My son chose this design from all the photos and it was really fun to make. My hive was not nearly as well put together as yours but we still enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your design.

Pyrex exposion
by: Anonymous

We had a pyrex baking dish explode on us awhile back. My husband went on the internet to see why, he found that they have changed the way pyrex is made and over time the glass gets mirco fractures (stress fractures). That is what causes the glass to explode. Doesn't happen that often, but it can happen.

Response
by: Anonymous

I know these comments are pretty old, but I thought I would respond. I have not had any Pyrex explode on me, but I usually bake at like 325 so I am not using extremely hot oven temps. I can't remember off-hand how long it took to bake, but I am thinking at least 30 minutes depending on the bowl size. I just had to watch and test a lot.

Pyrex Bowl in Oven
by: Amy

I baked a cake in a Pyrex bowl at 325 for 1hr 15min with no problems. Start checking the cake for doneness after an hour.

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Coolest Bee and Hive Cake 36

by Angela H.
(Hamilton, OH)

Homemade Bee and Hive Cake

Homemade Bee and Hive Cake

Homemade Bee and Hive Cake
Homemade Bee and Hive Cake
Homemade Bee and Hive Cake
Homemade Bee and Hive Cake

This bee and hive cake was made for a girl's birthday/Halloween party. She was dressed as a bee so we figured that a bee hive cake would go cute with her outfit.

I used 2 - 6in cakes stacked with icing in between each layer to make the hive. The bee's body was made from homemade Marshmallow Fondant. The rest of the bees body was made with icing.

I made the cupcakes to go with it. They each had a small bee hive with a bee and little flower made from icing. I used a grass tip around each cupcake.

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Icing
by: Anonymous

What type of icing did you use for the cake?

what type of icing i used
by: anghollin

regular store bought icing.... i think it was classic white

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Coolest Beehive Birthday Cake 26

Homemade Beehive Birthday Cake

Homemade Beehive Birthday Cake

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 !

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Coolest Queen Bee Cake 32

by Angela
(Sydyney, NSW, Australia)

Homemade Queen Bee Cake

Homemade Queen Bee Cake

Homemade Queen Bee Cake
Homemade Queen Bee Cake
Homemade Queen Bee Cake

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.

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Coolest Homemade Bees Birthday Cake 20

by Rismi C.
(Western Australia)


I made this Bees cake for my son's first birthday; he's very active, like a busy bee, so the cake theme is Busy Bees!

I made the base of the cake with a blackforest cake mix and prepared the bees the night before. He loved his cake and wanted to pick out all the bees before the party had even begun!

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