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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