How to make a gum paste bumble bee cake topper

Bumble bee cake topper

Here is a very simple yet very cute little bumble bee.

Materials needed:

Black, yellow, flesh and white gum paste.
3cm floral wire # 26.
Small daisy cutter.
edible glue and brush.
Tooth pick.

Step #1

Wrap a 2.5 cm foam ball and make it as round as possible. Let it dry.

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Form two cones with sharp ends and bend it in half.

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Legs.

Make two sausages ( 2cm each) and pinch  the ends to form the base of the feet

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Body

With yellow paste form a drop like shape. ( 2 cm)

Roll two pieces of black paste ( 2.5 cm each) to form the body  stripes , and glue them as shown.

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Face

roll a 2.5 cm cone

Place your thumb on the center and and press to make the pointy end flat.

Make a small incision at the center top to separate each side . Shape each side  with your fingers as shown.

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Apply a bit of edible glue and glue the face in place by gently pressing the edges.

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With a small ball tool  or the end of a brush,press either sides to open the eyes sockets and the mouth at the lower part.

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Roll three tiny pieces of black paste and glue them in place as shown.

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Using flesh coloured paste ,roll two sausages( 2 cm)  and form the arms.

( Wings) Using white paste form two drops and flatten them a bit.

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Flower

With a small daisy cutter cut out one flower.

Glue a tiny piece of yellow paste on one end of a floral wire and pinch the base to secure it.

Slide the wire into the center of the flower applying a bit of glue between two parts and press gently.

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Now is time to put all the pieces together!

Insert half of a tooth pick on the center of the lower part of the head.

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Glue legs to the lower part of the body.

Glue the head in place.

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With a skewer or a sharp tool, poke two holes on each sides of the head and insert the antlers.

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Glue wings in place and we are done!

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This little figurine can be used in many wonderful projects such as cupcake topper or part of a cake decoration. Enjoy!

4 COMMENTS

  1. You’re truly an artist! What a cute little bumble-bee! I felt in love with it! I really love it. It’s soooooo cute! I guess kids love this cute bumble-bee too! No doubt about it! Very well done! 😉

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