Bumble Bee Bites@The Seven Year Cottage

Your kitchen will bee buzzing with excitement…

As ordinary snack cakes take flight with some ingenuity and a pair of candy wings!

Bumble Bee Bites

  • Devil’s Food cookie cakes
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate jimmies-sprinkles
  • M&M Mini’s
  • Black cake confetti
  • Licorice pastels
  • Gumdrops
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Wax paper

To create bumble bee stripes, place 2-3 yellow gumdrops, along with sugar, between two sheets of wax paper.  Roll gumdrops flat.  If you find this step difficult, microwave gumdrops for 3-5 seconds, then try again.  Cut 1/2″ wide strips from flattened gumdrops.  You’ll need one yellow stripe for every bee.

Remove cookie cakes from package.  Melt chocolate chips.  Lay one yellow gumdrop strip across the top of each cake.  Dab melted chocolate on both sides of snack cake to secure stripe.  Hold in place until chocolate sets up.  Remove excess gummy candy with kitchen shears.

For eyes, use a tiny amount of melted chocolate to attach one cake confetti pupil to each round orange candy.  If you cannot find black cake confetti, substitute mini chocolate chips.  Use melted chocolate to adhere completed eyeballs to bumble bee faces.

Attach antennae by dipping the ends of jimmies into melted chocolate, then standing them upright on top of eyes.  Tweezers are a great tool for precise placement.

Wings are made by carefully removing thin slices from the bottom of white gumdrops with a paring knife.  Cut thin white candy disks in half.  Arrange two wing pieces just above candy eyeballs.

Bee’s stinger is a single black licorice pastel inserted into snack cake at an angle.

Serve and enjoy!


44 responses to Buzzzzz!

  1. Melissa says:

    They are adorable! I don’t think I have seen Devil’s Food cake cookies here in Australia but I am sure I could find an alternative. Yum!

    • Hollie says:

      Thank you! They are sold under the SnackWell’s name, but some grocery stores carry their own less expensive line. Mallomars would be a good alternative. Both are Nabisco products.

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Those are adorable! So creative.

  3. AJ says:

    Super Cute!! This would be a great idea for a baby shower. Must pin!! Stopped by from Tuesday Confessional. AJ@queenofmynest

  4. malia says:

    Hollie I saw this pix and KNEW it was you! You dazzle me with your treats!!!

  5. Jenny says:

    OMG! I love them. I will be posting these to my facebook page tonight. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  6. These are so adorable….just adorable :)

  7. Wow you have done it again. Love these bee’s!!! Please come share on my linky party.
    While your there enter to win the $25 Olive Garden gift card. Hope to see you!
    Marcie @

  8. Your little bees are adorable!!!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    What an adorable summertime treat, your little bites look delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. angie says:

    these are so cute love crafts like this so fun to do

    come see what we shared at

  11. Michelle says:

    These are so creative and cute! :)

  12. Belle says:

    Those are super adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  13. bj says:

    These look and sound amazing and sooo stinkin’ cute.

  14. bj says:

    Your blog is so cute…did you design it or have it done? I love it all…..:)

  15. So cute! I love these. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  16. Those are too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Kathryn says:

    Those are super cute!!

  18. Too cute!! Thanks for linking up!

  19. Those look too cute to eat! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower from show and tell saturday. Love for you to stop by and follow back when you get a chance ;)

  20. Connie says:

    These are the cutest ever! Thanks for linking up with me.

  21. Malory says:

    These are so cute! I would love for you to share them at Snips & Spice Sunday Slice this week.


  22. Pinkoddy says:

    Wow they are fab. Bee great at a party :OD

  23. These Bumble bees will surely get the kids asking for more. They look really amazing. Would love it if you link it to Piquant Potluck!

  24. Absolutely adorable! Sharing on Facebook today.

  25. You are so very creative and I enjoy seeing all the fun things you make! These bees are so adorable…love the gum drop wings. Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  26. Charlotte says:

    These are adorable! I love any kind of food with a cute lil face!

    I am featuring this post on this week’s Sunday Showcase – hope to see you link up again this week!


  27. Michelle says:

    Hollie, These are super cute and delicious looking. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  28. Need to make these for my grandkids, very cute!
    Marcie @

  29. Jill says:

    Oh Hollie, these are fabulous!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  30. Jamie says:

    Thanks so much for participating in the I <3 My Blog {Hop}! Those look SO professional AND adorable!!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  31. Just a quick note to tell you that I have featured these today over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday. Thanks so much for linking up & hope to see you there this week!

  32. Too cute Hollie! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  33. These are too cute! Thanks for sharing at The Sunday Showcase. :)

  34. six sisters says:

    Your bees are sooooo cute!! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  35. Your creativity and attention to detail always amaze me!

  36. marissa says:

    Thanks so much for linking up this is fantastic. I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this today feel free to stop by and grab a button.


  37. I feel like I’m stalking your blog these days:) I wanted to let you know that I’m passing along the Versatile Blogger Award on to you. You can get more info here Versatile Blogger Award

  38. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B.

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