The shower was bee themed, and I was provided a picture of a beautiful bumble bee cake created by Marniela on Cake Central to use as inspiration. I changed/added a couple of very small details, but in general, kept true to her original design.
The bumble bee on top was made from Styrofoam shapes I picked up at Michaels and covered in fondant. I used two thin layers eliminate the bumpiness from the foam. I also used this tutorial from Jessicakes to make the adorable little black bows for the cake borders.
I used an edible ink marker to make the little bee flight trails on the bottom layer. Unfortunately, my marker was a bit dried out, so I ended up just dipping the tip of the marker straight into a blob of black gel color every few dashes and drawing them on like that. Sometimes you just got to improvise and make do with what you got.
I didn't get a good picture of one of my favorite details, which was the cake board. I covered a 1/2 inch thick cake drum with white fondant and used a flower impression mat to emboss the fondant. I finished it off with a dusting of pearl powder and covered the edges of the cake drum with a black satin ribbon and bow. Here is picture of the board right after I finished it.