Making A Bee Hive Cake??

Decorating By Kay_NL Updated 29 May 2009 , 3:36pm by Kay_NL

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Kay_NL Posted 27 May 2009 , 12:42pm
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I've seen quite a few variations of these in the forums but a search didn't provide any help as to HOW to do them!

I want to make one for a dinner & auction where part of the fundraiser auctions off desserts to each table. I figure there will be 8 - 15 people per table and really want to make a bee hive cake (covered in fondant!). I know that many of the images are carved wondermold or layers of round cakes of decreasing sizes. I was wondering if the top layer of the giant cupcake cake might make a good bee hive shape?? I will put it on top of a single layer round cake!

Can anybody offer me some insight on how to make a fondant covered bee hive? Thank you in advance!!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 27 May 2009 , 12:44pm
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I have the Debbie Brown book where she makes one. Hers is made from two round cakes, torted to be four layers, then carved down. I think she uses a 6" and an 8".

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PinkLisa Posted 27 May 2009 , 12:56pm
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Debbie Brown does use a 6" and 8" 2-layer cake and trims one of the 6" and one of the 8" to create the beehive shape. She cuts out a wedge from the base to make the door and covers it with black fondant. Then just cover with fondant bees and daisies. I made the cake for my daughter a few years ago and it was very easy.

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Rylan Posted 27 May 2009 , 11:08pm
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If I were to make it, I would stack round cakes in different sizes and carve the edges. Mayen has a great tutorials for the bees on youtube.

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forthwife Posted 27 May 2009 , 11:29pm
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If you have a kitchenaid mixer (or other mixer with a large steel bowl) bake it in the bowl. I do this regularly for barbie cakes, and the beehive is the exact same shape. This way you don't have to do any carving. I run a metal kabob skewer down the middle of the bowl and cook it at 325 degrees. It will take quite a while to cook (depending on your bowl size (1.5 hours for mine). Good luck!!

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lngo Posted 28 May 2009 , 4:19am
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You can try baking cake in a small ceramic bowl. I get various sized bowls at my local dollar store. Food safe and cheap!

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Kay_NL Posted 29 May 2009 , 3:36pm
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I just ordered Debbie Browns book and it is supposed to arrive on Thursday! icon_smile.gif Thanks for letting me know what sizes of cake she suggests, as I can get started baking before the book arrives!!

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