The other beach cakes on this site inspired me to a Beach Birthday Cake for my husband's 30th birthday. When he saw it he absolutely LOVED it! His family and friends liked it so much I got an order to do another birthday cake.
For this cake I made 2 13x9 sheet cakes with a thin layer white frosting in between. I frosted half the cake with white frosting and dyed the remaining frosting blue. Which was applied liberally to the other half of the cake with a whip like motion to create the wave-like affect.
I used crushed graham crackers as the sand and poured it over the white frosting. I used blue jell icing to write the Happy 30th.
My non-edible decor. The beach chair was made out of paper and tooth picks, the Bud Light cans were made out of paper (used a pen to make the can shape and top), the wooden man, flip-flops and palm trees and the oversized umbrella(the steam was a lot longer then the traditional drink umbrella).
My edible decor. The blue towel and beach shorts were made from Raspberry Laffy Taffy, the orange ring tube is an orange gummy candy (forgot the brand) and the white volleyball was a coconut flavored sucker (the steam was placed into the cake).
I really enjoyed making this cake. It was easy and a lot of fun. I hope my cake inspires you to try it out. And you can make the beach scene your own.
I made this Beach Ball Cake Idea for my son's 2nd Birthday. He was very into all sorts of balls this year, and since it falls in summer it was a perfect ball to choose.
It was a chocolate cake inside with a butter cream frosting. I used a sheet pan cake and built up the ball part, shaved off to form a curve effect. Then used a Wilton soccer ball mold for the top part. I layed the cake down on a huge box top and set it in crushed graham crackers all around.
My friend made the Flip flops from sugar. The shells you see in the picture are real and I removed them when we cut it so no one would eat them. The shovel is real is well and used for visual effect. I was pleased with how it came out. I used buttercream in a piping bag with a star tip to decorate it. I colored the cream with coloring gel. Gell works best being it does not change the consistency of the frosting at all. Also great is the fact you only need a tiny bit to get the color you need to create. It tasted great too and thankfully it fit in my fridge so not to melt.
This Beach Birthday Cake is a 12 x 18 double layer sheet cake. I used decorator icing for the inside, sides and water. I iced it all with the blue and then mixed some white in and gently tapped where I wanted to water to be. That gave it the white cap look.
The sand is brown sugar sprinkled over the icing. I made the palm tree, mermaid, and creatures from gum paste. The palm tree is made around a hollow plastic support. I just cut little diamonds of the gum paste and wrapped them around until it was tall enough. Start at the top. I filled the top of the support with gum paste also. Just enough to hold the wire for the palm leaves. I cut them out and then placed a small, strong wire underneath them to hold their shape.
I let the gum paste sit for a couple of days to really harden up and keep it's shape. It is really hard at first, but after you start working with it, it will soften up. You will use the same thing to color the gumpaste as you use for your icing. You pick the colors. To get the color uniform throughout you have to keep kneading it.