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!
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.
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.