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« on: June 25, 2008 10:50:07 PM »

DD had her heart set on a bee hive cake for her 3rd birthday after spying a  DIY cake in Family Fun magazine. why, oh why, oh why, can i not just follow the instructions? being a total cake dummy, and having more enthusiasm than knowhow, i quickly got in way over my head. but i'm just thrilled DD was happy, it all tasted good, and my hive didn't collapse when i started cutting. Smiley

DD had fun frosting these mini cupcakes and putting on the sprinkles, jellybeans and mini marshmallow "wingdings".

regular size cupcakes. kinda melty.

the hive. oh, the hive. composed of one too short classic wonder mound, an additional 9" round, a cookie, and bunches of glorious cake spackling.

valuable lessons learned for the next time!
1. betty crocker frosting is not good for making flowers.
2. do NOT store decorated cupcakes in an air tight container overnight (who knew they would MELT???)
3. when you don't know what you're doing and somebody way more clueful than you tells you something will be easy peasy, understand that what she means is it will be easy for HER, not you. (thanks sis! Grin)
4. if you are using the Wilton Classic Wonder Mold doll skirt cake pan thing, make sure to use enough batter.
5. mushed up cake and frosting makes great cake spackling paste, and frosting can hide a multitude of sins.
6. a soon-to-be 3yo can help you decorate cupcakes, but she will lick your frosting knife and steal your jellybeans.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 11:15:09 PM »

6. a soon-to-be 3yo can help you decorate cupcakes, but she will lick your frosting knife and steal your jellybeans.

...steal your jellybeans! Tee hee!

You've done an amazing job! I wouldn't even attempt such a thing..... ;-) It looks delicious too!

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 02:57:44 AM »

I think your cake looks more hive like than the "proper" one (don't know what else to call it). Since when do bee hives have teirs? And it all looks very tasty! Smiley

I like it when I wake up in the mornings and my first thought is "what can I make today?"
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 07:47:07 AM »

I love these!  The bees are to die for cute! 
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008 04:17:36 PM »

1. betty crocker frosting is not good for making flowers.

If you need a thick frosting & don't feel like making your own, just add icing sugar to a can of store-bought until it is thick enough to hold whatever shape you want to pipe.

Great job on the hive! It's bee-utiful!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

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