Way back in October, my friend Lindsey asked me if I’d be interested in making some cupcakes for a baby shower she was hosting in early December. (The above picture was taken by Lindsey.) She sent me this picture of the cupcakes she wanted to recreate.
We agreed that I would make the cupcakes, and Lindsey (aka hostess/entertainer extraordinaire!) would make the cute little bees.
I made 2 dozen yellow cupcakes using my normal yellow cake recipe and I baked them in royal blue liners. I made a double batch of vanilla buttercream and colored it using Wilton’s Lemon Yellow gel. I also added about 2 tablespoons of honey. I added the honey a couple teaspoons at a time and then tasted. I wanted to be able to taste the honey, but I didn’t want it to overpower or add too much extra sweetness.
I piped the yellow icing in rings using a medium sized round tip (Wilton #12). In the inspiration picture, it looks like they might have piped blobs instead of rings, but I have learned that you need a SUPER extra large tip for that and the biggest I have is an extra large one. So rings it was.