My younger daughter loves Ariel but I have made an Ariel cake for her birthday last year so I decided to make a Homemade Beach Birthday Cake this time because she loves swimming too.
I baked a rectangular cake and used buttermilk cream to decorate. I covered two third of the cake with blue cream and blended some white cream to make water. I used yellow cream to make sand and sprinkle this part with yellow colored sugar. I bought the palm trees and other decorative items from Michael’s store. I also took pictures of my kids with floaties and placed them on the cake to make it looked like they were swimming.
My kids were thrilled with the cake as they also went swimming during this time and thought it was so cool.
This Beach Scene Birthday Cake was for my niece's birthday. I used two boxes of yellow cake mix. I crushed graham cracker crumbs for the beach sand. I used vanilla frosting with blue dye for the water.
The palm trees were pretzel rods dipped in chocolate. The palm branches were made from Air Heads, but not stiff enough, it wilted. The Teddy Grahams beach attire was also made out of the Air Heads. Very simple to assemble once all the figures/decorations were done. All was edible except the whale and seal which were erasers and the beach umbrella. Pretzel sticks and graham cracker for the surf guard chair.
The underwater scenes on the sides were cheddar fish, Swedish fish and raisinettes for the rocks. Everyone loved it.
This Beach Birthday Cake was for a retirement party. The couple were going to be heading to Florida! It is a double layer cake. 9in bottom and 6 inch on top. For the ocean I used buttercream with blue coloring - I didn't mix very well and then would use some white swirled in to create whitecaps. I topped off with blue edible glitter and dolphins.
For the sand - I frosted with white buttercream and then used crushed vanilla wafers and brown sanding sugar. I was able to find some sugar shells to attach on the side. I then topped off with some fun accessories I found at a cake shop.
I made this Beach Birthday Idea from a brownie cake for my sister's 28th birthday beach party. I baked the brownie batter in a 9 inch round pan and covered in white fondant. I used blue food coloring and painted the ocean side. I brushed a little bit of plain water over the other half of the fondant and sprinkled brown sugar on it. I used Wilton's white icing in a spray can for the white water separation. The pieces on the sand are made of fondant.
This Beach Scene Birthday Cake was made for our daughter's birthday, it was a beach theme party. The cake flavors were chocolate, vanilla and marble. I used vanilla frosting and for the sand I used brown sugar. For the water I used blue piping gel.