Bumblebees with and without wings!
I have made quite a number of cute bakes over the past year but this really takes the cake! I couldn't resist taking more photos...
I couldn't find a suitable box for them so they ended up in my elder kid's lumchbox. No, the bees didn't go to school. They may cause a pandemonium of they did :p.
I mean, who can resist the rosy cheeks, absolutely cheerful disposition and cute little stings?? I actually had difficulty cutting a bee in half for my kids to share (my kids don't take much chocolatey stuff in one sitting). Too cute!!
Please refer to my updated Mickey and Minnie macarons for the recipe. I will highlight what is different here.
Pipe circles for the bee's body and use a toothpick to pull the batter to make the sting. You may choose to do the same for the bottom shell or leave them as circles.
Filling up with cookies n cream swiss merigue buttercream!
This is less challenging to pipe than say Snoopy or Peppa pig but so hard to eat because of the cute overload! If you give this a try, you may experience the same difficulty as me! A friend mentioned that these bees would make great Valentine's Day gifts. I can see why! With the cute stings, winsome smile, rosy cheeks and a cheesy message that says "Bee my Valentine", who can resist?!
With lots of love,
For the first time, we are joining 16 fabulous cooking bloggers to bring you the chance to start the Year of the Ram in the best way - by winning an ang pow! Leave a comment in the Combined CNY Giveaway Post for a chance to win!