My daughter wanted a Summer theme Luau type party. So I made her this Flip Flop Birthday Cake.
I traced a pair of my flip flops on construction paper and cut them out on a 9×13 cooled cake (I cut the cake dome off for a flat surface). Make sure you have a right and left before frosting. I made that mistake of forgetting to flip one!
Then I added a crumb coat of frosting and put it in the freezer for 30 mins. This helps seal the crumbs so you have a clean final layer of frosting. I then added the 1/4 inch of frosting, you can use two different colors. If you do that, frosting the base of the flip flop first.
I piped a border on where the two colors met and then again on the base. I used Fruit Roll-Ups for the straps, folded a 1/4 for stability, Silk flowers between the straps ( my daughter choose the flower and we based colors on that),and Sprees for the decorations on the sides.
I also made 24 cupcakes to go along with the cake. If you have enough silk flowers it would be cute to put one on each cupcake or a piped on flip flop!