Beehive Cake Help

Decorating By Christina1207 Updated 8 Nov 2010 , 8:00am by HowCoolGomo1

Christina1207 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:32am
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My Hubby's b-day is coming up and he is really into raising honey bees. As. lovely as the ones on here I need a way to make it not so girly and cutesy . I also wanted to have a small bear with the uniform he has to wear everyday. How would I even go about making the cake look like a beehive. I have a slight idea as how but not sure about it. Any suggestions would be helpful

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Evoir Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 6:24am
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I have used the Dolly Varden style tin and baked a cake in that. Then cover in ganache, then rolled sausages of fondant wrapped around the cake. Then cut out a hole in the front base as the door to the hive. Add your bear to the front somewhere.

Christina1207 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:38am
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What is a Dolly Varden tin?

VickeyC Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:59am
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Are you wanting to go with the typical bee hive, or would you want to do something similar to what the actual bee hive boxes look like? The bee hive in my photos is what I am calling the typical bee hive. I think that is what most people would think of rather than what an actual bee keepers hive ( usually white box with the silver lid) looks like.

Christina1207 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 8:46pm
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Yes something like your beehive cake how did you do it? I was thinking either that way or an actual beehive

Evoir Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 7:02am
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Dolly Varden tins make the skirt part of those standing doll cakes that you see. They are like a tallish pudding tin.

mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 7:31am
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Hi Christina, I have used pyrex bowls to bake cake mixture in before and they turned out well, you could maybe use these if you have some, it would save on buying the tins. Sorry I don't have any pics of cakes that I baked in them, I used a pyrex bowl to make a chocolate Hedgehog for my son's birthday many years ago. Hope this helps.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 8:00am
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Hey Christina!

Do you have the Wonder Mold pan? You could put rolls of fondant around it and then cover with what ever icing you like.

Laurie from Cake Alchemy has a beehive cake, used to be in her picks. I think she just did pans that were 1' or 2" apart. She did hang it upside down so it looked like a hive from a tree. If I remember correctly from that episode of Amazing Cakes, it was a horror to figure out.

I've thought about the idea and thinking it could be a fallen beehive. That would really be easy to do. Bake thin layers of graduating sizes, ice together and cut on an angle. Then you can make your icing look like honey seeping out.

HTH

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