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Happy Bee-Day! Cake

The birthday party will be buzzing when guests see this bright Happy Bee-Day Cake! He's just one of the ingenious insects you can bake with our Lady Bug Cake Pan — more ideas are on the label.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

In advance: Make cookie wings. Roll out dough and cut 2 wings using heart cutter. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for green shown. Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown. Trim 1 1/4 in. from pointed end of each heart; bake and cool. Cover cookies with thinned royal icing; let dry.

Step 2

Pipe tip 3 dots on wings using full-strength royal icing. Paint three lollipop sticks with brush dipped in black icing color; insert in craft block to dry. Make ends for stinger and antennae. On waxed paper pipe tip 12 balls, 1 in. diameter, in royal icing; let dry. Top each ball with tip 3 swirls in royal icing. Attach balls to black lollipop sticks with royal icing; let dry. Position cake on foil-wrapped board, cut to fit. Pipe tip 3 mouth and pipe in eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Ice feet smooth. Cover face and body with tip 16 stars. Insert plain lollipop sticks on cake sides for wing supports; position wings on top. Insert antennae and stinger.