This homemade Buzzy Bee birthday cake was made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. I was after a large cake design to feed about 50 people and couldn’t find one that I liked or was big enough so I made my own.
I used 3 standard size round cake tins and 1 bar/loaf tin and made 2 butter cakes and 2 chocolate cakes but you could make whatever flavour cake you like. I shaped one of the round cakes to an oval shape to make the head, rounded the corners of the loaf tin for the body and just sliced a piece off each of the last 2 round cakes so that they sat flush against the body when iced.
I iced the head and body together with yellow coloured butter/Vienna cream icing and then laid strips of wide licorice straps across the body and reaching down to the cake board on both sides for the black stripes. I then iced the cut section of each “wing” in white Vienna cream icing before positioning them against the body to make a nice finish and to help it “stick” together properly.
Final stage was to finish off the icing of the wings in white Vienna cream and sprinkle them with desiccated coconut. Eyes were made with a half white marshmallow with a round cut piece of licorice on top. Also v-shaped licorice piece for the stinger and pipe cleaners for the antennae.
For a nice touch, the cake board had a big pink flower on it so it looked like the bee was sitting on the flower. Her eyes were like saucers when she saw it. It was a hit with everyone!