Is exactly what I have been feeling like! Between various jobs, projects, volunteering, and squeezing in some summertime fun, it has been a very hectic couple of months– and they have flown by!
One recent project I really enjoyed was making some bees for a baby shower. They were inspired by the original Busy Bee Cake:
They were basically smaller versions of the bee to adorn the top of the cake at the shower. The bees are made out of a mixture of gumpaste and fondant, black floral wire for the wings, antennas, feet, and stinger, and painted with black gel food coloring. This bee topper order will help provide 50 meals to the children at The Ebongalethu Educare Center!
For delivery, they were each packed into their own boxes taped with wax paper at the bottom. Below the bees sits a small piece of anti-skid mat (which you can find at Bed, Bath, and Beyond in the kitchen area) which keeps them from flying around during the delivery.
And don’t forget a bit of blush before heading out the door :)
If you make some bees for yourself, keep in mind that the gel food coloring takes a long time to dry and the gumpaste/fondant will keep so you can definitely make this ahead of time. Even if the coloring is still wet day of, just be careful when placing and it should be fine!
Congrats to the soon-to-be mommy on her little boy who is on his way!