Recipe: Honeycomb Bee Cake Extravaganza
This amazing recipe was created by Jenn Johns at Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio and is a decadent sweet treat for the warm summer days that lie ahead. It's not just about your taste buds; this cake is a tribute to all bees everywhere. Check out the artistic way the honeycomb is broken off at the top and honey appears to be cascading down the side of the cake.
The best way to get an idea of how to make this cake is to start by watching the 13:46-minute video first. It is a longer video than we would normally post mid-week, but it takes more than 3-4 minutes to show people how to make a cake like this. This thorough ‘how to’ video has been well-thought out and Jenn runs through it like the pro that she is.
With over 2.25 million subscribers, YouTube baking sensation Jenn Johns knows a thing or two about creating bee-utiful cakes! She also has a cookbook you can buy in her links below the video or on her website. This link takes you directly to the web page for this recipe.
There are a few stages to birthing this cake into the world, so for those bakers among us who want to give it a try it’ll probably be an all afternoon project. We've listed some steps here but we encourage you to watch the video and then go to her web page to get the full list of ingredients and instructions.
Cake Ingredients and Materials
- 2 Prepared 6" Black vanilla cakes
- 2 Prepared 6" yellow vanilla cakes
- Fondant- yellow, black
- Prepared yellow vanilla buttercream
- Clean bubble wrap
- Black flower stamens
- Honey candy (recipe below)
Procedure: 1. Follow the recipe to prepare the cakes. Slice each 6" cake layer into two pieces. 2. On a cake board, stack cake layers upright by alternating colors with buttercream in between. 3. Cover the cake in yellow buttercream. 4. Melt white chocolate at 50% power for one minute at a time, stirring every minute and color it bee-yellow. Pour chocolate onto bubble wrap and smooth it out with an offset spatula to cover the entire bubble wrap. Let chocolate harden for 15-25 minutes, or until it doesn't stick to your finger. 5. Wrap bubble wrap around the cake and transfer cake to the fridge to so the chocolate can harden. Once hardened, carefully remove the bubble wrap. 6. Break off additional "flap" chunks for honeycomb, honey candy, bees on top of the cake. 7. Keep the cake in the fridge until you are ready to serve it, which should be within 2-3 days.
How to Make Fondant Bees
Ingredients •Black fondant •yellow fondant •Black stamens
Procedure: 1. Cutout 2 round circles from each color plus 1 extra yellow circle, using the top of a #12 piping tip. Press the colors together as shown. 2. Insert stamen as the antennae and stinger.
Ingredients: • 2 cups granulated sugar • 1/2 cup honey • 1/4 cup water • 1 tbsp vinegar
Procedure: 1. At medium/high heat, bring all items to a boil in a saucepan. Stir constantly until the heat reaches 300F. 2. Pour candies onto parchment paper and let them cool completely.
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