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Luau Cake

by Heather
(Richmond, VA)

Luau cake

Luau cake

This is a two tiered cake using a regular circle cake pan and an oval cake pan that I acquired in the Wilton Cake Decorating II class. The cake was from a regular mix, but I did use an egg replacement as we have allergies in the family. The main frosting used is decorating frosting (using the Wilton recipe) with soy margarine instead of the butter and butter extract added for better flavor. It was tinted an aqua color. The waves were blue and white frosting loosely mixed together with Wilton's blue color mist on the 'waves' to give a more realistic look.

The flowers were made of fondant and were my attempt at hibiscus flowers. They were made with tinted fondant sculpted like playdoh and I used Wilton's pink color mist on some of the petal edges.

The shells were an experiment. I made my own version of royal icing (basically powdered sugar and water) since I couldn't use eggs. I used a candy mold and put the mixture into the molds several days in advance to harden. After I took them out of the mold, they required an additional day of drying time. I used clear vanilla extract and Wilton's tint colors in a peach and ivory to brush on color to the shells to make them appear a pinkish color.

Demera sugar was used for the "sand". A Kelly doll (we already had the grass skirt for another Barbie) and a plastic coconut tree purchased at a craft shop were the toppers. The 'Happy Birthday Sophia' was a strip of white fondant cut with a pastry cutter (to give the decorative edge) and pink buttercream frosting writing.

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Coolest Luau Party Cake 39

by Diana
(Alabama)

Homemade Luau Party Cake

Homemade Luau Party Cake

My work was having a Luau party and I was asked to bring a cake. I came onto this website to check out some homemade Luau party cake ideas and decided to make the “Tiki” face that was on the paper plates someone bought for the party.

I used two 9”x13” layers and slightly “shaved” the corners of the top layer to round it out a bit more to look like a log. I saw another cake on this site that had lines in the frosting to look like wood and I thought that was cute so I decided to use that for mine by using a fork to make the log lines. The chocolate frosting is homemade and the face itself is marshmallow fondant which was cut free-handed, except for the eyes.

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GREAT CAKE!!!
by: Leslie Trotta

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! I JUST finished this cake for my daughter's luau birthday party tomorrow and it came out AWESOME!! I didn't have the neon green which I think looks better, but the idea is great! This was my first time using fondant so I was a little scared, but it worked great! I did two layers of cake since there are a lot of people coming. One layer was strawberry and the other pineapple, both box cakes. For the frosting I didn't want to use chocolate so I used cream cheese frosting, again store bought (I'm making so much other food I didn't have time to make it) and dyed it brown. Three hours of work for a lifetime of memories, works for me!!!

Thank YOU!
by: Diana

I can't believe I am just now seeing this comment! I haven't been on this site in a while and just got an e-mail about it and it reminded me to get on here. I am so glad your cake worked out! I have made it a couple of times since, one actually standing up- it was a 4 layer tall 6 inch round cake with the same features. So much fun. :) Thank you for the nice comment!

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Coolest Luau Birthday Cake 42

by Lauren C.
(Willoughby, OH)

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake


This Luau Birthday Cake was a cake that I made for a Luau themed birthday. The cake was a basic half white and half chocolate. I made a thin consistency frosting in order to make the grass skirt look around the outside as well as the waves.

The island was tricky, but after some thinking, it was rather easy. I baked about 1 cup of batter in a small, oven safe bowl, to get the rounded look. Then I frosted it and used a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for the sand!

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Luau Cake
by: Carol T.

very clever use of cinnamon and sugar for the sand!

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Coolest Luau Island Cake 37

by Jennifer
(Pottstown, Pa)

Homemade Luau Island Cake

Homemade Luau Island Cake

This cake was for a friend's eighth birthday. I took 14 inch coma cake for the island on a blue cake board. I took the giant cupcake for the hut. The hut roof was made of shredded wheat. I took crushed vanilla cookies for the sand. The rocks were candy covered chocolate. The palm trees were drink umbrellas. The flip flops were the candles.

I had so much fun making this homemade Luau island cake and it was a hit at the party!

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2 cute
by: Marie M.

This cake is very cute ... I have been trying to find a cake for my niece's b-day, this might just be the idea I will use. i love it! 2 cute.

This site is great, it helps those of us who are learning to decorate and bake cake's.
thanks a million. Marie M., CONROE, TX.

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Coolest Luau Birthday Cake 48

by Nat
(Australia)

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

I made this Luau Birthday Cake for my niece's birthday. Sadly she can only share it in Facebook because she is in the Philippines.

It's a mud cake iced with buttercream. The tree house cake is a 2 6" cake put together and cut the sides to achieve the look of a house. The tree trunk is a kitchen towel tube covered with fondant. Branches as well as the rocks in the pond are fondant. The mushrooms are piped meringues.

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