I was asked to make a pair of flip flops out of cake for a little girl's birthday (7th I think), her party theme was beach/luau. She brought a picture of a cake she found online and wanted the colors changed and I added sand and the cupcakes with little flip flops just for fun.
First I sketched a pair of flip flops onto some card stock. I used two 1/8 sheet cakes. One for each flip flop. I laid the card stock on the cake and traced an outline with a small knife. Removed the card stock and finished the cutting.
Next step was icing it. I took the colors the lady asked for and mostly star tips for the insoles of the shoes. The border around the shoes are made from a rose tip with the small side up. The sides were the hardest but nothing to difficult. Just a larger writing tip bag and covered them all the way around and then went back with a small paddle and smoothed it out. Next, I took purple sand sugar and sprinkled the sides to make them pop.
The straps are made from one air head for each shoe cut length wise down the middle. I gently placed in the shoes just as a flip flop would be.
And next is the sand. I tried to cover the board with a thin layer of icing and sprinkled the entire board with sand sugar. Place cupcakes around cake and ice with white icing and sprinkle with sand sugar to match the board. I used nutty buddy cookies and decorated to match the large flip flops.
I got lots of compliments on this cake and the little girl loved it!
This homemade flip-flop birthday cake was made for my best friend for her 27th birthday. She has so many flip flops that I have lost count. She wears them all year round so I thought this would be perfect for her!
I started by baking a 13/9 chocolate cake and filling it with Bavarian cream filling. Then I cut the cake long ways in half. I used cut out card board shapes of flip flops I traced for templates. I laid the cardboard on top of the cakes and just cut around them. Then I covered them both in butter cream and covered them in pink fondant.
The straps are made from the left over pink and green fondant and then marbled them together and cut them out with the ribbon cutter. I used a toothpick covered in the same fondant for the toe separator part.
I used edible glitter and peppermint schnapps to make it shiny and sparkly. The alcohol makes the glitter not clump together and dries faster than water. The flowers are fondant and the letters and marbled fondant I had left over from another cake.
This homemade flip flop birthday cake was a big hit at the party and was pretty tasty too! I recommend making homemade fondant and butter cream - it tastes much better and is much easier to work with.