We love Big Hero 6. It’s definitely one of our favourite Disney movies. We’ve seen it in the cinema twice, and will be looking forward to getting it on DVD once it’s released. If you’re yet to see the movie, you might want to read our Big Hero 6 review, or if you’re already a fan and want to try out Honey Lemon’s Honeybee Cupcakes then read on for the recipe!

Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon Honeybee Cupcakes recipe with lemon curd and honey lemon frosting

Honey Lemon is one of my favourite characters in Big Hero 6. She is extremely sweet and kind, and balances both sides of being feminine and girly yet at the same time just as great a scientist as any of the other members of Big Hero 6. She is not a damsel in distress but a really strong female character from Disney, which is great.

If you’re having a Big Hero 6 themed party, or want to try out some Big Hero 6 treats then take a look at this Honey Lemon themed cupcake recipe that ties in with this character and can also be decorated with Baymax’s face for an unmistakable “Big Hero 6” look.

Honey Lemon’s Honey Bee Cupcakes Ingredients


  • 1 Box lemon cake mix

Lemon Curd

  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin
  • 1 table cold water
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Honey Lemon Frosting

  • 3/4 cups lemon curd – use recipe above, or if short on time you can buy ready made (UK / US)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Bumble Bees

  • 32 Hershey’s Kisses dark chocolate chips
  • 1 small tube black writing icing

Honey Lemon’s Honey Bee Cupcakes Method

For cupcakes

Prepare cake mix cupcakes according to package directions, filling muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.

Remove 8 cupcakes and keep aside for another use and set 16 aside to cool down completely.

To make the lemon curd

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl, and set aside

Combine lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan over a medium / low heat and bring to a simmer.

Whisk together remaining 3/4 cup sugar, eggs and egg yolks in a medium bowl

Pour 1/4 of simmering lemon sugar mixture into egg mixture, whisking so that eggs do not cook

Pour contents of the bowl back into the pan with the remaining lemon mixture

Continue cooking, stirring constantly for 2 minutes until the mixture thickens

Remove from heat and add gelatin mixture and butter, whisking well

Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl.

Learn how to make lemon curd with this lemon curd recipe

For the honey lemon frosting

Stir honey into one bowl of lemon curd

Beat heavy cream on high speed with an electric mixture until peaks start to form.

Gently fold in honey lemon curd

Refrigerate for 2 hours

To assemble the Honey Lemon Cupcakes

Scoop out a portion of each cupcake using a teaspoon

Place lemon curd in a large ziplock bag and cut a small hole in the end

Pipe approximately two teaspoons of lemon curd into the centre of each cupcake

Place honey lemon frosting into a separate zip lock bag and cut a medium sized hole in the end.

Pipe honey lemon frosting on top of each cupcake.

Honey Lemon Cupcakes

To add Baymax’s face to the cupcakes

If you want to add Baymax’s face as a feature on top of your Honey Lemon cupcakes:

Place two Hershey’s Kisses (facing top down) on top of each cake for Baymax’s eyes.

Using black writing icing, pipe a horizontal line in between the kisses to complete Baymax’s face

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Download and Print

Click here to download or print the recipe card (in PDF format)

You might also like these Big Hero 6 Printable Activity Sheets

More Big Hero 6

  • Big Hero 6 Junior Novelization (UK US)
  • Baymax Armoured Action Figure (UKUS)
  • Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay game (UKUS)
  • Big Hero 6 Figure Playset (UKUS)

Printable artwork © 2014 Disney. Recipe provided by Disney / Amazon affiliates included / Image credit Lemon Curd via Shutterstock & Lemon Cupcake via Shutterstock