Happy BEE-day cupcakes

Materials:

  • 500 gram FunCakes Mix for Cupcakes
  • 200 gram FunCakes Mix for Buttercream
  • FunCakes Flavour Paste – Mandarin
  • 250 gram FunCakes Modelling Paste – White
  • A little bit of FunCakes fondant – Raven Black
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Gel – Yellow
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Gel – Orange
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Dust – Milk Chocolate
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Dust – Sunset Yellow
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Brush Food Pen – Zwart
  • 5 eggs
  • 500 gram soft unsalted butter
  • 200 ml water
  • FunCakes edible glue
  • FunCakes disposable decorating bags – 41 cm
  • Wilton -Recipe Right- 12 cup muffin pan
  • Wilton – Perfect Height – rolling pin
  • Wilton decorating tip #2A
  • Black baking cups, for example from House of Marie
  • Small hexagon cutter, for example from PME
  • Cutting wheel, for example from PME
  • Rose leaf cutter, for example from FMM
  • Alphabet cutters, for example the Alphabet Push Easy Uppercase Cutters from Cakestar
  • Brush
  • Ice cream spoon

Preparation:
Prepare the bees, honey combs and letters a day in advance, so they’ve got time to dry well. For the bees, do as follows: colour almost all modelling paste with the yellow and orange colouring to get the right colour for the bees, keep a little piece of the modelling paste white. Make ovals of the yellow modelling paste and let these dry for a night. Roll out the black fondant very thinly and cut small strips using the cutting wheel, which you attach to the bees with some edible glue. Draw eyes and a mouth with the black fondant. . Roll out the white modelling paste thinly and cut out rose leafs, as many as you have bees. Squeeze the ends together for a bit and glue them on the bees.

Now roll out the yellow fondant a bit thicker than before and cut out the letters. Let these dry for a night as well.

For the honey combs devide the remaining modelling piste in 3 portions and colour these in 3 shades of yellow with the yellow and orange colouring. Roll out very thinly and cut out mini hexagons. Roll out a piece of fondant and glue the hexagons on top in your desired shape. Cut the remaining fondant and let this dry for a night as well.

Mix the Sunset Yellow Dust and the Milk Chocolate Dust and give the edges of all hexagons and letters a bit of extra colour.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven 160°C). Prepare 200 gram of Mix for Buttercream and 500 gram of Mix for Cupcakes as indicated on the package or in the basic recipes for buttercream and cupcakes. Fill the baking cups with an ice cream spoon with the cupcake batter and bake for 20 minutes until they’re golden brown. Let them cool down on the kitchen counter.

Flavour the buttercream to taste with the mandarin flavouring and give it the same colour of yellow as the modelling paste. Fill a decorating bag with tip #2A with the buttercream and make toppings on the cupcakes. Start at the edge and work your way up into the centre. Decorate with the honey combs, bees and letters.

For a complete bee sweet table, have a look at the Happy BEE-day cake and the Happy BEE-day macarons as well!