This bee themed baby shower cake was a lot of fun to make last week. I'd like to share the recipes I used and show you some pictures so you can make your own bee themed cake someday (or just so I can find the recipes again if I want them. ; )
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For this recipe I used a gluten free cake recipe, a frosting recipe, and made a yellow food coloring recipe. Those recipes are linked to below.
The cake was gluten free and very yummy. I did research and tried to find the best gluten free cake recipe, and I think I found it. It was really yummy. I had a lot of people tell me they don't like cake, but this was good.
I'll be making this cake recipe again for sure.
This recipe was tasty, and I did change it a bit. I might try another recipe next time, but this did work pretty well.
Add cocoa powder to a small portion of the frosting until you achieve the dark brown.
NOTE: Because you will have to use so much cocoa powder, this part of the frosting will be really chocolatey and not sweet anymore. It's fine in tiny bits (as I used it) however, you wouldn't want the whole cake frosted in it.
NOTE: Making this food coloring will stain your blender, and basically everything it touches. You are forewarned.
Before you decorate the cake I made sure the frosting was ultra smooth and that added to the professional look of this cake.
To do this, frost it as you normally would. Then grab a hair dryer and go over the whole cake again blowing the hot air on it while you smooth it with your icing spatula. It works really well.
Have fun making and decorating your bee-themed baby shower cake! :)