Making a bee cake for a themed party adds to the decor and creates a conversation piece. To create and decorate a layered bee cake, use various size pans to form the head and body. Black and yellow frosting on the head and body adds texture for a cartoon-like appearance. The finished product resembles the profile of a bee. Bee cakes offer a cake design options for birthday parties and baby showers.
Bake two 8-inch round cakes and two 6-inch round with a store-bought or homemade cake mix, based on your preference. Allow the cakes to cool.
Cover a baking pan in aluminium foil or find a large platter that the cake can sit on.
Remove the 8-inch cakes from the pans. Layer one on top of the other to form the body of the bee on the pan or platter.
Remove the 6-inch cakes from the pans. Layer one on top of the other, to the right of the body, to form the head of the bee.
Place a star tip on your frosting pipe. Put yellow frosting into the opening of your piping bag.
Squeeze the bag to pipe yellow frosting onto the head of the bee so that all sides and the top of the head are covered in yellow frosting. Pipe a yellow strip about 4 inches wide in the middle of the bee body.
Remove and clean the star tip. Place the tip on a clean frosting pipe bag. Add black frosting to the bag.
Squeeze the bag and pipe black frosting to the left and right of the yellow strip on the bee body.
Cut one piece of black liquorice into two pieces. Stick the liquorice pieces into the top of the head to represent the antennae.
Cut off the sticks of two large circular lollipops. Stick the circular part of the lollipops into the top part of the bee's body to represent wings.
Add a craft googly eye to the face to create the profile. Shape a piece of black or red shoestring liquorice to create a half smile to complete the face.
Place food colouring into a bag of shredded coconut to create the grass. Allow the coconut to dry.
Add the green coconut to the surface of the baking pan or platter to create the bee's environment. Place fake or candy flowers on the coconut grass.
Things you need
- Cake mix
- 2 8-inch round cake pans
- 2 6-inch round cake pans
- Baking pan or platter
- Aluminium foil (optional)
- Frosting pipe bag
- Star tip
- Yellow frosting
- Black frosting
- Black liquorice
- Two large circular lollipops
- Google eye
- Red or black string liquorice
- Green food colouring (optional)
- Coconut (optional)
- Fake or candy flowers (optional)