Birthday Beach Cake

Last month I made this cool beach-themed cake for a young girl’s birthday party! I was super excited to get another chance to revisit some of the techniques I used on the beach wedding cake in May. Check it out:Beach Cake

Once again I was provided with some adorable adirondack chairs to act as toppers on the cake.DSCN6282

The palm trees were hand-painted onto the surfboard using gel food colouring.DSCN6278-horz-vert

The beach towels were made out of fondant, and sat on top of the graham cracker & brown sugar sand.Β DSCN6285-horz

The water was blue buttercream frosting, complete with whitecaps on the waves!DSCN6308

Finally, I constructed a super cool beach umbrella out of a mixture of fondant and gumpaste, but unfortunately it was too heavy for the chocolate cake and I couldn’t include it on the finished product without a colossal cake-tastrophe. 😦 If I do this again, I will make it entirely out of gumpaste and insert a hollow, plastic dowel into the cake first.Β Lesson Learned!DSCN6300

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4 thoughts on “Birthday Beach Cake

  1. i see what you did there with ‘cake-tastrophe.’ i love the details with the waves! you shore make the best cakes! ha..ha..ha….

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