I made this Transformer Bumblebee cake for my grandson Brian’s ninth birthday. I wasn’t sure about this one, but using an online picture of the Animated Bumblebee, I drew a template of Bumblebee’s head on wax paper and cut it out.

One cake mix in a 9″ x 13″ pan was the right amount and size. I prepared the cake and froze it, making it easier to work with. I cut the cake out, using the template as a guide, but added the ears using the extra pieces.

On the reverse side of the wax paper, I drew the lines of the face with icing and turned it over onto the cake. This gave me clear guidelines for the facial features and I simply went over them with the appropriate colors. I outlined the picture, with a star tip #4, in the required colors.

It came out great and we added a sign with the greeting “Happy Birthday” .