Don't worry about getting stung; these buzzing bees are made of marzipan and are a thoughtful touch to any dessert that has a hint of honey -- like our Honey-Glazed Beehive Cake.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2008

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Yield:
Makes 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Add yellow gel paste to 1 portion marzipan and black gel paste to the other. Knead each to incorporate.

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  • Roll each portion into a 1/8-inch-diameter rope. Cut each rope crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.

  • Stack 5 slices together horizontally, flat sides facing, alternating colors, starting and ending with yellow. Press together gently. For the head, roll a yellow slice into a ball, and press onto body. For the eyes, roll 2 bits of black marzipan into balls; press onto head. For the stinger, shape the tail piece into a slight point. For the wings, press a sliced almond into each side of bee. Repeat. Use immediately.

Cook's Notes

Have extra almond slices on hand when assembling the bees, in case some "wings" break during assembly.

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Reviews (3)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
05/29/2008
The cake stand looks like it could be milk glass. It's rather difficult to see it very well. I think the cake is cute as well, and if the price for the pan ever comes down, I might be tempted to buy one. I have probably 45 or more decorative bundt cake pans already, but I don't like the idea of paying $30.00 or more for a pan.
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05/29/2008
Martha has lovely cake stands in a variety of sizes in her Macy's collection! They are gorgeous one on top of the other...
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05/12/2008
I am in love with this cake stand. Can anyone let me know how to get one? The June issue cover is so beautiful!
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