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how to make a honey pot cake

Creating a honey pot cake is a delightful and whimsical baking project. This cake is often designed to resemble a honey pot, making it a perfect choice for Winnie the Pooh-themed parties or any occasion where you want to incorporate a touch of sweetness. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making a honey pot cake:


For the Cake:

  • 2 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 12 tsp baking powder
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Honey Pot Design:

  • Additional cake scraps or a small round cake for the honey pot shape
  • Yellow fondant (for the honey)
  • Brown fondant (for the pot)
  • Fondant tools (optional but helpful for shaping)
  • Edible adhesive or a small amount of water for fondant adherence

For the Frosting:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 14 cup honey
  • Yellow food coloring (optional)
  • Honeycomb-shaped chocolates or candies (optional, for decoration)


  • Cake pans (two 8-inch round pans and one smaller round pan for the honey pot shape)
  • Parchment paper
  • Cake stand or serving platter
  • Offset spatula
  • Pastry bags and tips (optional)
  • Cake decorating turntable (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Cream the Butter and Sugar:
    • In a separate large bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Alternate Mixing:
    • Gradually add the dry flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Bake:
    • Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Create the Honey Pot Shape:
    • Meanwhile, bake an additional small round cake using a smaller pan. Once cooled, use this cake to create the honey pot shape. Cut the cake into a pot shape and round the edges to resemble a honey pot.
  7. Make the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, honey, and food coloring (if desired), and beat until the frosting is smooth and well combined.
  8. Assemble the Cake:
    • Place one of the 8-inch cakes on your cake stand or serving platter. Add a layer of frosting on top. Place the second 8-inch cake on top and frost the entire cake, including the sides.
  9. Decorate the Honey Pot:
    • Cover the honey pot-shaped cake with brown fondant to resemble the pot. Use yellow fondant to create the “honey” spilling out of the pot.
  10. Finishing Touches:
    • Use additional fondant or decorations as desired to create bees, flowers, or any other Winnie the Pooh-themed decorations.
  11. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice and serve your honey pot cake, delighting your guests with its whimsical appearance and sweet taste.

This honey pot cake is not only adorable but also delicious. It’s perfect for celebrating special occasions with a touch of childhood charm. Enjoy!