It's Great to Bee 3-D! Cake
Our Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan provides the foundation for building all types of creatures, including this cute-as-can-be bumblebee. Use our pattern to create perfect-fit fondant wings and add a festive hat crafted from a sugar cone and fondant.
- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Golden Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Violet Icing Color Add to shopping list Violet Icing Color
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Leaf Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add Rose Icing Color Add to shopping list Rose Icing Color
- Easy-Add Royal Blue Icing Color Add to shopping list Royal Blue Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Gum-Tex™ Add to shopping list Gum-Tex™
- Easy-Add Jumbo Stars Sprinkles Add to shopping list Jumbo Stars Sprinkles
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
Cake serves 12.
- Easy-Add Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set Add to shopping list Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set
- Easy-Add Tip: 3 Add to shopping list Tip: 3
- Easy-Add Tip: 5 Add to shopping list Tip: 5
- Easy-Add Tip: 12 Add to shopping list Tip: 12
- Easy-Add Tip: 16 Add to shopping list Tip: 16
- Easy-Add Cutter/Embosser Add to shopping list Cutter/Embosser
- Easy-Add Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Decorator Brush Set Add to shopping list Decorator Brush Set
- Easy-Add 6 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 6 in. Lollipop Sticks
- Easy-Add Wooden Dowel Rods Add to shopping list Wooden Dowel Rods
- Easy-Add Celebration Candles Add to shopping list Celebration Candles
- Easy-Add Cake Boards Add to shopping list Cake Boards
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
In advance: Make wings. Also: Make hat. Cut 1 in. off bottom of sugar cone. Tint 4 oz. fondant green, roll out 1/8 in. thick. Lightly brush cone with piping gel and cover with fondant. For fringe, tint 4 oz. fondant violet, roll out 1/8 in. thick and cut 1 x 1 3/8 in. wide strips; cut 1/8 in. wide slits, 3/4 in. deep. Roll into small tufts, fluff with fingers. Attach to bottom of hat with damp brush; repeat to cover entire edge. For pompom, cut fondant strips 3/4 in. wide x 1 in. long; cut 1/8 in. slits, shape and attach to hat with damp brush. Attach star sprinkles to hat with dots of icing. Let dry on waxed paper-covered cake circles.
And: Make fondant arms, hands, legs, feet, antennae and birthday cake. Tint 10 oz. fondant black. Shape 2 1/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. thick feet and 1 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 in. thick hands. Roll 1 in. ball for each antenna. Cut 4 wooden dowel rods to 5 in. for arms and legs. Roll out remaining black fondant 1/8 in. thick. Brush dowel rods with piping gel and cover each with fondant; smooth at seams. For antennae stems, bend lollipop sticks slightly. Dilute black icing color with water and brush on sticks; let dry. Make fondant birthday cake.
Prepare cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Fill prepared pan, bake without core at 325ºF for 90 minutes. Cool completely. Position cake on prepared board. Trim off ears, feet, arms and muzzle. Lightly ice cake. Use toothpick to trace face outline and mark 1 in. wide stripes on body. Pipe tip 3 outline mouth and dot eyes, tip 5 dot nose (smooth nose and eyes with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover head and body with tip 16 stars. Overpipe cheeks with tip 16 stars. Insert prepared dowel rods 1/2 in. deep in hands and feet; secure with icing. Insert other end 2 1/2 in. deep in cake. Insert prepared lollipop sticks into antenna balls, then into cake. Insert wings, large side up, into back of cake. Insert plain lollipop stick into head to support hat; position hat; position birthday cake.
Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shade shown.