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  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free

These adorable beehive cupcakes are topped with crunchy honeycomb. Using a packet mix, they’re ready in no time.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + Cooling time
5 beehive cupcakes on a high tea stand


  • 450g pkt vanilla cupcake mix
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • 8g pkt Coles Mini Icing Flowers
  • 8g pkt Coles Bake & Create Bumble Bee Decorations
  • Natural honeycomb, to decorate


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3 cups (480g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 holes of a 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. Make cupcakes using cupcake mix, butter, eggs and milk following packet directions (reserve icing sachet for another use). Cool completely.
  2. Step 2

    To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. Gradually add the icing sugar, in batches, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Step 3

    Place the buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes to make a beehive shape. Arrange flower and bumble bee decorations over the buttercream. Top with honeycomb.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1462kJ/350 Cals (17%)

Protein: 2g (4%)

Fat: 15g (21%)

Sat fat: 9g (38%)

Carb: 53g (17%)

Sugar: 47g (52%)

Fibre: 0g (0%)

Sodium: 179mg (9%)