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This post is a wee bit less complicated than last time’s In-N-Out Burger cake. It’s an adorable, pretty simple, two-tiered buttercream cake, resembling a beehive; this is a perfect infant birthday cake, or even for the kid in you who thinks faces on little things never get old (they don’t for us, either). It is a collaboration with Kaytee in fondant, and Frances in buttercream.
Here’s the finished product:
So let’s get started. First off, Kaytee makes the little bees, so they have time to dry before they play around their little home.
She pulls out some yellow fondant and rolls out little oblong balls.
Then she rolls out black fondant, cutting it into thin strips and adhering them to the yellow shape.
Then, she rolls out white fondant and, using a mini rose petal cutter, cuts out wings, adhering them with water.
Afterwards, she uses black flower stamens for the antennae, poking them in with water. Then, she takes a tiny bristled brush and paints on little faces, using gel colors diluted with vodka.
For the flying bees, she takes floral wire (18 gauge) and bends the end into a little loop. She then dips the loop into water and stabs it into the bottom of the bees she wants to have flying, squishing the entry point to seal it. The loop allows space for the fondant to become an adhesive to itself with the water inside. Then, these guys get set aside until the cake is set up.
Now onto the buttercreaming. First, Frances dyes her buttercream with gel colors to get to the shade the client wants.
Then she takes the crumb-coated cake out of the fridge and frosts it with the buttercream using a piping bag.
She then lightly presses her mini offset spatula into the frosting while turning the turntable, slowly raising it, so as to leave indents in a loose coil fashion. Then she cuts dowels to fit and places them in the bottom tier, small enough to fit underneath the cake board on the second tier, but wide enough to provide support. She then repeats the process with the second tier.
She applies a fondant doorway, then she uses a deeper shade of yellow to make a pearl border around the bottoms of both tiers.
And then she applies the bees, which stick to the buttercream itself.
And there you have it! A simple and cute twist on a cake that you can make easily at home!
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