My friend William was turning 50 and goes to the beach at least twice a week- all summer. A Homemade California Beach Cake was an obvious choice for his birthday. The cake itself is a modified mix. 2 boxes of yellow cake made with 3 whole eggs, 3 egg whites, 1 1/2 c milk, 1 1/2 c water and 2/3 c oil.

The icing is a basic Butter Cream. I dirty iced it with a medium consistancy icing so the “sand” would stick. Then I added blue food coloring and more sugar to make it stiff so the waves would stand up. I saved a bit of white for “white capss” on the waves.

The sand is a combo of Vanilla waffers and Brown Sugar. All the decorations on the cake are made of fondant and are edible. Even the Happy 50th sign! The writing was done in black food coloring and vodka