Queen Bee

Daily Top 3 - Mar 21, 2017

The Queen Bee was my entry to this weekend’s Cake International in Birmingham. She won a SILVER medal and placed 3rd in her category.

It was my second time sculpting a face – it really is more challenging than it looks! She is modelled from chocolate, the bees are all handmade from gum paste, hand painted and varnished with gelatin sheet wings. I made honeysuckle, sweet pea, grass, daisies and cosmos to adorn her beehive, and her dress is made using a honeycomb mat and decorated with isomalt honey. The suspended hummingbirds are made from wafer paper and fondant.

I learnt an awful lot making her, and despite her imperfections I’m rather fond of her!

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Darcey Oliver Cake Couture

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MOLI Cakes ...

Amazing !!!

Maira Liboa ...

Brilliant!

Goreti ...

Beautiful

Crisca70 ...

amazing

Ivon ...

WOW! AMAZING! ❤👏🏻

secretos verde violeta ...

Very beautiful Darcey💜💚💜

Karolina Andreas ...

lovely work, I loved seeing it, such a beautiful theme too xxx

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

She’s lovely..Congrats!

Sweet Dreams by Heba Elalfy ...

Congrats Zoe! SO MUCH to see here, those bees, the flowers, the hive, THE BIRDS!!! <3

Sweet Side of Cakes by Khamphet ...

Awesome x

Karen's Kakery ...

Woooowwwwwwww!!!
This is totally amazing xx

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

She is amazing!

MsGF ...

Beautiful!

Sweet pear ...

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!! it is interesting to consider! so many details!

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