For this giant flip flop cake, I started with two boxes of regular yellow cake mix. I then baked two different cakes, each with their own rectangle pan. I then stacked the two cakes on top of each other, making sure that I added whipped white icing between the two cakes.
After stacking, I started to carve out the type of over-sized flip flop that I wanted to work with. I then added the colors of the main part of the flip flop that I felt would be appropriate (hot pink of course). I followed up with two strips of fondant, for the straps of the flip flop, that I also added a bright color to.
Next, I drew on bright cheerful flowers, using just a small round tip, to go with the whole summer flip flop theme. One of the last things that I did was smear more icing around the cake and added glitter sprinkles for looks.
This Flip Flop Birthday Cake was my second cake that I did. It is a 9x13 sheet cake for the base. I then made another 9x13 sheet cake, used a pair of new clean flip flops and made a stencil out of parchment paper, which I placed on the other cake and cut out the flip flops.
The stencil had to be cut down a bit to fit on the cake. The base cake is covered in butter cream, the blanket is made from marshmallow fondant. The flip flops are covered in a coat of butter cream frosting, then marshmallow fondant and the straps are made from gum paste. The letters and numbers are also gum paste, which I made the day before so they would dry and stand straight, they are dusted with edible glitter.
The straps are held in place with hidden toothpicks, and there is a support dowel under the bottom flip flop that goes through both flip flops as well as the base cake.
by Shawn Morris and Lajettie Cassels
Fip Flop Cake
My best friend and I did this flip flop cake for my son's engagement party this last July. It took 6 yellow cake mixes with 18 eggs.
For the base cake we placed two large rectangle cakes together. We cut the flip flops out of and large round cake. A pair of large size 9-10 woman's flip flops were used as a pattern for the cake flip flops. We took the colors of the flip flops from their invitations.
We make the candy shells out of mint and chocolate melted and set in shell candy molds. The water was made with gel frosting. We also made the sand out of crushed vanilla wafers. I then wrote in the sand, it was just like writing in real sand.
The cake sat over night and the moisture in the frosting held the sand in place. I was worried the texture of the vanilla wafers over the frosting would be a little weird but everyone loved it.
We threw a surprise luau party for my sister's 16th birthday and made her this Flip Flop birthday cake.
I bought a flip flop cookie cutter and cut the flip flop shape out and then froze them to make movement easier. We then iced them and put Xtreme Sour Belt candy around the bottom for the "soles" and used a thin cut piece of the sour belt as the strap.
We smashed graham crackers for the sand and then poured the already set jello next to it to make it look like the ocean. Then, we put the flip flops on the "sand", laid a few sour belts together as the beach towel and put a toothpick umbrella in a piece of gum so it would stand up.