I made this Flip Flops Birthday Cake for our babysitter who turned 14. She asked for a flip flop cake after seeing my daughter's t-shirt. I had freedom to do as I wished so I did my own rendering. I was really short on time so I kind of threw it together.
First I used 2 box mixes of regular white cake in an 11X15 pan. After cooling I popped it onto a cake board, wrapped it, and put it in the freezer for a couple of days. I printed a flip-flop out from clip-art on my computer and used that as a template to cut out the shape when the cake was frozen.
I used 2 boxes of Wilton whipped frosting and colored it with Wilton gel coloring. I covered the board with a little bit of white frosting and crumbled graham crackers on it. I decorated each cake on wax paper and transferred them to the board one at a time. On the pink and yellow ones, I dipped a cookie cutter in colored sugar to add a little fun.
The straps of the flip-flops were just fruit roll up treats. I think they were fruit by the foot. I cut one end on an angle and stuck it to another piece. The other ends were rounded off. They didn't work as well as I would have liked as they flopped a bit but they were the best I could come up with at the time.
It turned out super cute and everyone seemed happy with it.
As my daughter, Jolie has a summer birthday, most of her parties are summer themed. For her 6th birthday, she insisted that I make her birthday cake. This was my first attempt at making a cool birthday cake.
We were doing a flip-flop themed party at a local arts & crafts store, so she wanted a Flip Flop Birthday Cake. I was stumped on how to do this, until my husband suggested just making some flip flops. As we had several guests coming, I need LARGE flip flops, so I used one of his to make a template. My hubby wears a size 12 shoe. (I wrapped his show is plastic wrap to keep my template clean and sterile.)
I baked 2 cakes in a 9x13 pan, cutting 2 flip flops out using the template. I flip the template over to make a left and a right shoe. I frosted them using orange colored buttercream frosting and skittles on the side as polka dots. I found some fun printed fruit roll ups as the thong part of the shoe. I used a toothpick to push it in and as well as some broken toothpicks to hold up the fruit rollups. I made a try out cake a few weeks before and found with all the humidity in FL, they collapsed onto the cake and just didn't look good.
She was so thrilled with her cake as well as our guests and the store employees. They were amazed at my design and how simple it was.
I made these edible flip-flips for our Laua Themed family reunion. I used my husbands flip flops (I wanted a big enough template to use a lot of cake) and I traced them and made templates with paper. I baked a rectangular cake then cut out the shapes of the flip flops. I placed them on a separate board for decorating so I would be able to completely decorate the entire 'shoes'. This made it easier to place them side by side on the display platter, otherwise it would've been difficult to decorate them in between.
I used Nilla wafers and crushed them to make "sand" in my platter. I then used a spatula and carefully removed the 'shoes' from my decorating board and placed them in the 'sand'. The 'straps' are made with sour string candy and placed to resemble the straps of flip flops. The flower is an artificial flower just to add some flare. It's the only part that wasn't edible.
Hope you enjoy making these, they were quite a hit!