fondant bees

May 25, 2010

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m not the type to fuss over pretty food.

Flavour? Yes – all the time, even if it’s a big sloppy pile of brown in a not-very-chic bowl.

Actually, make that especially if it’s a big sloppy pile of brown in a not-very-chic bowl. Most of my favourite foods can be described just so puzzle download kostenlos vollversion.

But then! A revelation!

Pretty makes the food taste better.

And, more to the point, pretty makes the people who are borderline about trying an otherwise foreign food turn into crazy butter-knife wielding, sticky-fingered… food lovers facebook videos herunterladen app.

Hence the bees. Fondant Bees!

And oh! The fun I had sitting in the dappled sunlight of a Saturday mid-morning (for they were made back in the days of dappled sunlight) with the Bean and yellow food colouring all over our hands.

This decorating thing, it’s rewarding.

And apparently, rather tasty too.

fondant bees
  • 1x packet of ready-to-roll icing (or fondant)
  • yellow food colouring
  • cocoa powder
  • blue / green food colouring
  • icing sugar
  • a rolling pin
  • a sharp knife
  • a pastry brush
  • a bamboo skewer
How to make it
  1. Step by step instructions with pictures below

how to do it:

1 bendy. Take about 3/4 of your icing (a ball the size of a normal orange, perhaps?) and knead as much yellow colouring into it as is required to turn it a lovely golden shade, adding icing sugar as you go along to ensure it doesn’t get too sticky. I used a yellow powder based colouring.

2. Now take just over half of the icing that’s remaining (a ball the size of a small lime, maybe?) and knead about 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into it gacha life download kostenlos. Which will take a while. And make your hands brown and chocolatey. But that much is surely needed for a proper bee stripe. We would not want our bees looking albino, would we?

3 microsoft powerpoint gratis herunterladen. It’s bee-body time! Pinch off grape-sized bits from your mound of yellow icing and roll them between your palms to form elliptical bodies. The Bean had particular fun making skinny-bee, squashed-face bee and (best of all) tub-bee. *groan*

4 sims 4 häuser herunterladen. Now roll your brown icing out thinly. It’s easiest if it’s vaguely rectangular in shape, but this isn’t strictly necessary.

5. Using a knife, slice the brown into a rectangle first, and then into strips, about 2mm thick.

6 amazon prime music herunterladen ohne app. Grab your pastry brush, dip it in water, and then soak the water up with a paper towel until it is just a little moist. Spread three strips out so they’re evenly spaced and sweep your brush over them so they’re just a little moist.

7. Place a bee-body on the end and roll her up!

8 allplan 2020. Trim any extra brown off the end, make sure the tips are securely fastened to the body with an extra dab of the pastry brush, and you’re almost there!

9 wo kann ich cs 1.6 kostenlos downloaden. You wouldn’t want to confuse the bee’s head or tail, so dip the pointy end of a bamboo skewer in some green food colouring (I used liquid here) and poke it straight into the yellow to form two eyes.

10 free youtube gratis herunterladen. Last step! Using the left-over white icing, fashion some wings with the aid of a rolling pin and a knife, and tack them on the back with the aid of your handy pastry brush!

See just what I used these little cuties for… and the carnage that ensued!

  • #1
    May 25th, 2010


    Yeah, take some of your own medicine. Yeah.

  • #2
    May 25th, 2010

    Omg these are bee-utiful (hardy har har!). Hehe I like fat bees.

  • #3
    May 25th, 2010

    these are so cute!

  • #4
    May 26th, 2010

    Hehe so cute Shez! Don’t know if you like Nigella but they would look perfect on her honey bee cake!

  • #5
    May 26th, 2010

    These are soooo cute! How creative. I’m going to have to think of an excuse for a bee-themed dessert 🙂

  • #6
    May 26th, 2010

    haha that is so cute! oh so true about pretty things usually gets people’s attention, although sometimes it’s the ugly cake/biscuit/brownies that tastes the best.

  • #7
    May 26th, 2010

    very cute, nearly too cute to eat.

    *waiting eagerly for your post tmr* =)

  • #8
    May 26th, 2010

    “Decorative Bees” is among my very favorite titles for anything EVER. Reminds me of the heartbreak I went through when we didn’t get to make little marzipan bees for our beehive cakes in pastry class. Mmmm beehive cake.

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    May 27th, 2010

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  • #10
    May 27th, 2010

    these are sooo cute Shez

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    May 29th, 2010

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  • #12
    May 30th, 2010

    Oh… I LOVE these delicious little bees..they are so cute! 😀

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  • #14
    June 1st, 2010

    So cute! I wonder if you can use slivered almonds for wings – they’d taste nice with the fondant, no?

  • #15
    June 2nd, 2010

    These are A-Door-A-Bull!

  • #16
    Daisy Kate
    June 4th, 2010

    wait. what?

    sandypie this would work if the cakes were moo-cow shaped, or magical fairy door shaped.

    hang on…


  • #17
    February 1st, 2012

    please explain for me how to make icing?

    Thank you

  • February 2nd, 2012

    Hi Elham. I purchased my icing from the supermarket. Sorry I can’t be of much more help!