I was making two cakes for a joint birthday party so I had to keep it simple. To give it a wow factor I learnt how to make fondant bumblebees and made them in advance.
The day before the party I used a Pyrex mixing bowl for baking the sponge cake. To help release it I placed a small disc of grease-proof paper at the bottom then greased and floured the rest of the bowl.
After baking I allowed it to cool and firm up before easing it out carefully. In the morning of the party it was a quick icing operation to do the spiral using ready made chocolate fudge icing in a piping bag. The bumble bees were added just before the party.
Job Done! I hope you like this Bumblebee Cake.