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Coolest Flip Flop Birthday Cake 45

by Katie
(Vancouver, WA. USA)

Homemade Flip Flop Birthday Cake

Homemade Flip Flop Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a Summer theme Luau type party. So I made her this Flip Flop Birthday Cake.

I traced a pair of my flip flops on construction paper and cut them out on a 9x13 cooled cake (I cut the cake dome off for a flat surface). Make sure you have a right and left before frosting. I made that mistake of forgetting to flip one!

Then I added a crumb coat of frosting and put it in the freezer for 30 mins. This helps seal the crumbs so you have a clean final layer of frosting. I then added the 1/4 inch of frosting, you can use two different colors. If you do that, frosting the base of the flip flop first.

I piped a border on where the two colors met and then again on the base. I used Fruit Roll-Ups for the straps, folded a 1/4 for stability, Silk flowers between the straps ( my daughter choose the flower and we based colors on that),and Sprees for the decorations on the sides.

I also made 24 cupcakes to go along with the cake. If you have enough silk flowers it would be cute to put one on each cupcake or a piped on flip flop!

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WOW
by: Anonymous

I'm thinking about having a theme birthday like that but I'm not that creative. What could I do for a Hawaiian theme birthday

RE:WOW
by: Anonymous

It really isn't that hard and you don't have to be creative. Just cut it out and frosting you can decorate the way you choose to. It's really simple...GOOD LUCK!

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Coolest Flip Flop Birthday Cake 46

by Dianna A.
(Meridian, MS)

Homemade Flip Flop Birthday Cake

Homemade Flip Flop Birthday Cake

For a joint party we had a Luau my 15 year old wanted a zebra Flip Flop Birthday Cake. We baked a regular box mix in an 11 by 13 pan. I made a pattern from regular printer paper and cut it out.

I froze the cake for about 10 minutes after cooling. Then I did a thin layer of icing and refroze for about 5 minutes. I took a plastic knife and a bowl of water. I dipped the knife in the water and used it to smooth the icing. I refroze for about 5 minutes.

Then I took a regular kitchen knife and traced the flip flop pattern on to the cake. I had already mixed the color up so I smoothed it on with a small spatula following my pattern. I froze for 5 minutes and smoothed the icing out with the plastic knife and water again. I froze for about 5 more minutes.

Then I drew lines out of black colored icing. I piled green icing to make the straps and covered it with green sprinkles. We refroze the cake until the morning of the party. We did it 2 days ahead.

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Coolest Flip Flop Cake 43

by April M.
(Philadelphia, Pa)

Homemade Flip Flop Cake

Homemade Flip Flop Cake

I made this Flip Flop Cake for a fourth of July BBQ. It was a big hit! It is a strawberry cake with vanilla icing covered in white Fondant. I used a ready-made cake mix.

I used a 13 X 9 inch cake pan. I traced a flip-flop onto a piece of paper and then made two flip flops from the cake. I iced it with vanilla icing. I rolled out the white fondant and covered the icing with it. You just smooth it out over the cake and then trim around the cakes. I used red and blue fondant to make the stars, daisies and the straps for the flip-flops.

To attach the stars, daisies, and straps I used water and a small paint brush. You just put a small amount of water with the paint brush and place the pieces on the cake. I used ready made fondant which I found in a local craft store.


The fondant was pretty easy to work with; you just need to move quickly because it dries fast and it is harder to worker with.

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Cute
by: Anonymous

The straps are too cute.You should sell this pattern to some flip flop company.

THE CUTEST CAKE!!!!!
by: alexandria

this cake is sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!

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