Baking

Buzzy beehive

Celebrate your child's birthday with this adorable yellow beehive cake!
buzzy beehive
1 Item
1H

Ingredients

Method

1.Preheat oven to 130°C/260°F. Grease and flour pan.
2.Make cake according to directions on packet. Pour mixture into pan; bake about 1 hour. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side down, onto wire rack to cool.
3.Level cake top, position on cake board; secure with a little jam. Brush cake all over with jam.
4.Knead ready-made icing on surface dusted with sifted icing sugar until icing loses its stickiness; tint icing yellow. Roll icing into a rope about 1cm (½-inch) thick and long enough to reach around the base of cake.
5.Repeat with remaining icing, stacking ropes up on the cake; keep all the ropes’ joins at the back of the cake.
6.Tint a scrap of icing a darker shade of yellow; roll into a thin rope. Trim wafer into a rounded door shape. Brush around edge of wafer with jam; attach rope of icing to door.
7.Position door on hive, trace around door with a knife. Cut door shape out of icing on cake. Position door on cake.
8.Using picture as a guide, make bees using remaining icing scraps to shape heads, use Milo Duos for wings and black decorating gel for eyes and markings. Attach bees to cake with a little jam.

Cake can be completed two days ahead of the party.

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