Saturday, September 05, 2009

Beehive Cake

Yesterday was Sweetcakes' birthday, and I enjoy making a cake for the woman who makes cakes for everyone else. I got the inspiration for this beehive cake recently when I was sorting through some older magazines. I saw the cover a of a Martha Stewart Living that featured this cake. I recalled how much Sweetcakes loved the idea of this cake. I knew I had my cake (and my gift, too - the mold!)

The cake mold came from Amazon. Here is Martha's recipe. It's a spice cake that you drizzle in a butter-honey glaze and then finish with a powdered sugar glaze. It's very tasty and lovely. We enjoyed it last night on the outdoor patio of a restaurant, looking over a lake and watching a fat, orange moon rise. Mother Nature always outdoes our feeble human efforts. :-)

19 comments:

parTea lady said...

Your cake looks great. What a wonderful gift for Sweetcakes. Thanks for the links too.

southern queen bee said...

How cute. Of course everyone knows i love anything with bees. Hope Sweetcakes had a great day.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Steph, It's so nice to meet you. I love your cake, what a wonderful idea! Wonder if you could do a pound cake in that mold also?~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Ginger said...

Cute cake. I've seen that mold in catalogs before.

AZ Tea Lover said...

That is awesome! I have a friend who collects honeybee things, and this would be perfect. Thank you!

Marilyn Miller said...

That looks so good. What a thought gift for Sweet Cakes.

Anonymous said...

The cake is beautiful and I am sure your friend enjoyed having someone else do the baking just for her. I know she will enjoy the mold you got her.
Love,
Mom

Esmerelda said...

It was a wonderful cake. I did not get to see it in the light though--so thanks for this post.

Charming.

xo Esme

bloomgirl said...

Beautiful cake! You did a great job, and I'm sure Sweetcakes loved it!

sweetcakes said...

The cake was not only delicious but also beautiful! I have wanted the beehive mold for time now, and was delighted to receive such a special and thoughtful gift!

Steph, thank you for making me such a lovely birthday cake, for two years in a row now! I haven't had many homemade birthday cakes (in my adult years), and yours are definitely my favorites!

Jennifer said...

This is so Winnie-the-Pooh! What a fun gift and presentation. :)

Bernideen said...

Very cute as we all see!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love this cake! Sure wish I had the mold. It sounds as wonderful as it looks!

Mary said...

Darling cake! I hope to find a mold just like it...I love honey with my tea, so this is for me! I'm going to spend some time looking through your blog...it looks wonderful!

Have a great week,
Mary

Jason Witt said...

That is so cute! Seems like other people have thought the same thing in these comments. --Spirituality of Tea

Angela McRae said...

Adorable! And what a lovely treat for Sweetcakes! (And for a bee-loving friend of mine as well!)

Linda J. said...

What a tea-riffic idea for a birthday gift for Sweetcakes!!

Frivolitea said...

What a fabulous cake! And fabulous gift, for that matter!

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful cake! I love the beehive!

Thanks for appreciating my new header. My son took the picture --- with my tea things in our yard. The girls are nieces of one of my long-time friends. We had such a fine time!

LaTeaDah