Sweet Bee Honeycomb

honeycomb

 

Here’s the cake I did last weekend for an anniversary party. Each tier is a different cake flavor frosted smooth in buttercream. Once the buttercream was set and well chilled I spread on a shiny clear sugar glaze to give it the “sticky” look of real honeycomb. Then I cut wide bands of fondant to the fit the circumfrence and height of each tier. I used a small hexagon cutter to cut out the design and then wrapped the fondant around the tiers using Jessica Harris’s wax paper transfer method. Check out her class on Craftsy.com if you’d like to learn more this. I spread a little more sugar glaze over the fondant for some texture. The bees are made out of dark modeling chocolate with melted white chocolate drizzled on top. The wings are made from gumpaste. A piped buttercream border finished off the look. Love, love, love this one!

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Bee Honeycomb

  1. Im asking so many questions about this cake! It is sooo lovely….but being a non cake maker i know nothing! how do you get the lovely cream colour on the icing on the honeycomb cake too, is it bought like that or do you mix the icing with a slight colouring?! Most honecomb cakes ive seen are a real yellowy novice colour which im not keen on.

    • I don’t mind the questions at all! I make my own fondant which naturally comes out a slightly off white color. You could lightly tint a pre-made fondant for the same effect. I also coated the entire finished design with sugar glaze which may have added to the off white tint as well.

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