How to Make a Fondant Bumblebee

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How to Make a Fondant Bumblebee
Create cake decorations resembling bumblebees. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Fondant is a type of icing used to make edible cake and cupcake decorations. Rolled fondant features glycerine and has a dough-like consistency, making it ideal for sculpting small cake decorations such as bumblebees. You can make the whimsical bee decorations and place them on top of cakes and cupcakes as charming decor. Bumblebee-decorated desserts complement a variety of special occasions, such as summer birthday celebrations, garden tea parties and baby showers.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • White, black and yellow fondant
  • Small rolling pin
  • 1/2-inch circular metal fondant cutter
  • Small, round icing tip
  • Fondant rolling cutter or pizza cutter
  • Small pastry brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Roll a piece of white fondant with a small rolling pin until it is 1/4-inch thick. Use a 1/2-inch circular metal fondant cutter to create two bumblebee wings. Press a thumb into the centre of each circle to create indentations.

  2. 2

    Roll a piece of black fondant until it is 1/4-inch thick. Use a small, round metal icing tip to punch two eyes out of the fondant. Roll the fondant circles between your thumb and forefinger to form tiny balls.

  3. 3

    Use a fondant rolling cutter or pizza cutter to cut two 1-by-2-inch strips out of the fondant as the bee's stripes.

  4. 4

    Roll a piece of yellow fondant in between your palms to create a 2-inch teardrop shape as the bee's body; the pointed end will be the back of the bee.

  5. 5

    Apply a small amount of water to the stripes using a pastry brush and wrap them around the centre of the bee's body, about 1/2 inch apart.

  6. 6

    Brush water onto the wings and press them onto the centre of the bumblebee, in between the two stripes.

  7. 7

    Complete the design by applying a small amount of water onto each eye and pressing them onto the front of the bee's body. Press a toothpick gently into the fondant to create a smile under the eyes.

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