Hi everyone! Brittany from Edible Details here and I am SO excited and honored to have been asked to visit BFFF once a month to show you all some fun recipes and personal tricks and ideas for fondant work.
Lately I’ve been loving the look of going beyond just a topper laying on a cupcake. Adding fondant items (flat or 3D) to wire to make them “POP” from your desserts is a really fun way to decorate outside of the box with fondant.
Since we are so close to Valentine’s, I thought some little Love Bees would be a fun one to show you all. Complete with glitter heart wings, and laid out in a form that’s so simple, it’s no trouble at all to still whip these up in time to ask a loved one, “won’t you BEE MINE?”
Have fun, and most importantly…have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved one!
1 ) Start with a small yellow ball of fondant and shape into a 1″ oval
2 ) Cut 2 black strips for the stripes and shape a tiny “pointed cone” for the stinger – attach to yellow body with a little water
3 ) Use a small heart cutter to cut out the wings. Attach each heart to a short piece of floral wire (add edible glitter to the heart if you’d like) and let dry 5 minutes before attaching to the bee
4 ) For the antennas, cut a gum paste “flower stamen” in half, and insert it into the front of the bee. These are available at most Michaels, cake supply stores, and online: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=27721&name=Color%20Stamen%20Assortment%20by%20Wilton
5 ) For the face: use an edible marker (also available at most craft or cake supply stores) to make the eyes and mouth
6 ) Take strong white floral wire, cut to about 6″. Bend one end to about 1/2″
7 ) Keeping the 1/2″ bend at the end, spiral below that by wrapping around a pen or paint brush. Spiral about 1.25″ down the wire, leaving the remaining amount straight.
8 ) Insert bee onto the original bend in the wire.