For a joint party we had a luau but a 14 year old wanted a peace sign so we compromised and made a peace sign with luau type flowers. we just baked a regular box mix in a round pan. They ate 1 layer and we decorated this layer. 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 peace sign 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 circles for the flowers. We used different colored sprinkles to make the flower and a sugar star for the centers. I took the plastic knife and went around the circles and drew 4 tiny line to divide the petals. In the middle I just took the plastic knife and traced a K for Katie and filled it in with sprinkles. We refroze the cake until the morning of the party. we did it 2 days ahead.
I did get the idea for this Tiki cake from this website. I wanted to show how cool mine came out. I did things a little different. I used 9 inch round pans. The cake was 6 layers high and every layer was a different type of chocolate and frosted in between. I leveled each layer so that I would be layering on flat surfaces.
I had to use 4 wooden dowel rods for support, which worked great. The teeth were made out of gum. On top of the cake I used big foam stickers that had a beach theme (they were on clearance at Hobby Lobby). I left the backing on and just kind of stuck them in the cake.
The "sand" was made of graham cracker crumbs. I used the icing in the aerosol cans to decorate. The cake was a big hit and everyone loved it!
I made this Luau sunset cake for my cousin who was having a luau for her 16th birthday. I used a half sheet cake and frosted it with my own frosting. I then made pink, yellow and a coral color for the sunset. I put blobs of each color throughout the top half of the cake.
Using a spatula I dragged the colors together blending them slightly to make the sunset effect. To make the water I used a teal and spread it unevenly across the cake. I used a butter knife with some white frosting to make the effect of waves. I used white cake sparkle in the water for shimmer.
To make the sand I crushed graham crackers. Using a writing tip and black frosting I drew the palm trees and birds. I drew Hawaiian flowers on the sides of the cake to finish the design.