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Coolest Luau Birthday Cake 60

by Gayla
(Chandler, TX)

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

For our granddaughter's sixth birthday she wanted a luau party. Since her birthday is in December her parents had to be creative. They held an inside luau complete with grass skirts and leis for her and three of her friends.

Her Luau birthday cake was a 9x13 French vanilla sheet cake decorated in a beach scene. I used a butter cream icing tinted with brown. With a star tip (#20), I used an up and down motion to create a bamboo look. For sand I used brown sugar and spread it on half of the cake. For water I used piping gel tinted blue and spread on the other half of the cake.

I used a star tip (#22) and piped a scroll border around the top edges of the cake in a slightly darker brown. I made red tropical flowers with yellow centers and green leaves and placed them randomly on the cake. I also made a beach hut from a plastic container in which I cut a rounded opening and glued and taped toothpicks to it.

The slanted roof was also made of toothpicks and secured to the hut with florist putty. To complete the scene, I placed palm trees and colorful umbrellas on the cake and a hula girl beside the cake. Happy birthday was floating in the water in red.

Needless to say, the luau was a success!

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Coolest Tiki Cake 24

by Lucia B.
(Fayetteville, AR)

Homemade Tiki Cake

Homemade Tiki Cake

I created this Tiki cake for a Fathers Day Luau we had this year. The cake itself is a double layer chocolate fudge cake, made in two 9x13 pans.

I trimmed the cakes to make them square, but otherwise didn't do any shaping on this cake. The whole thing was frosted smooth with chocolate icing, then I used a fork dipped in black food coloring and drug it across the cake to create a wood grain effect. When I had the graining in place I then piped on the Tiki's features.

This guy was the centerpiece of the Luau and yummy besides!

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Coolest Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers 31

by Rebecca D.
(Raby, NSW, Australia)

Homemade Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers

Homemade Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers

My friend wanted a luau themed cake. I made this Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers in a 12" circle cake and covered it in fondant. Then I put a plastic grass skirt around it. I piped several hibiscus flowers and put them around the circumference of the cake.

I used tinted blue piping gel for the water and brown sugar for the sand. I think it turned out well and she loved it.

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Flowers
by: Anonymous

What did you use to pipe the flowers?

Beautiful
by: Angie

The hibiscus flower came out perfect

Hibiscus Flowers
by: Rebecca D.

I used tip 104 to pipe the roses and piped them on foil in a lily cup.

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Coolest Luau Theme Cake 37

by Angela N.
(Singapore)

Homemade Luau Theme Cake

Homemade Luau Theme Cake

I baked two 12 inch round cakes. Cut out slipper template and placed them over the cakes and cut the shape out. Crumb coat the Luau theme cake. Used fondant to mold the details for the slippers

Ice them using star nozzles and place the details on the cakes. Scatter crushed cookies and sugar to resemble 'sand'. Add some shell chocolates if you can find them.

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Beautiful!
by: Liz,CA

These cakes look beautiful!
It works for any age! My teenagers would LOVE this theme! Thanks for a great idea!

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