Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Honey Cake

This is a cake I made for my husband for Valentines day! It turned out pretty nice with the help of Zoe, some of her work can be seen here!
This was a pretty complex cake dealing with many layers and sculpting of bees! The cake was chocolate espresso with a butter cream between the layers.

it started with stamping a lot of flowers and all the smaller flowers have stamens put into them this took a very long time, I think it was about 75 flowers that constructed and stemmed!

Next came the bees, they were constructed from a mixture of fondant and gum paste. They were then wired so they could "fly" around the cake!

I also gave them stamens for their antennae

Here is the base, it is in total six layers. Two for the green base and 4 for the hive. There are wooden dowels balancing it down the center and in kind of a star pattern on the base. This is covered in fondant with a thin layer of buttercream under the fondant.

There are also 21 daises on the cake their centers were dipped in corn meal to make them look more real.
In total there were seven bees flying off the cake!

finished different angle

In total about 100 flowers seven bees and one honey! I would say all in all about ten hours of work!