This Homemade Hula Girl Luau Birthday Cake was for my daughter’s 1st birthday party, a big luau. The water is made out of blue tinted piping gel, the middle tier is surrounded by pirouettes, the sand is graham cracker crumbs, the seashells, letters and flowers are all made out of chocolate.
The bottom tier is cinnamon cake with cream cheese filling, the middle tier is double chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate filling, and the top tier is yellow cake. This cake was heavy!
The bottom tier is a 3 layer 16 inch, the middle tier is a 2 layer 12 inch, and the top is the doll cake pan. I made the mini doll cakes to go along with the big cake, along with the baby cake. I have looked at many different luau cakes, and combined a few of the ideas to create my own.
The doll cake was a must, and of course the water and sand. I loved how the pirouettes looked on another cake I saw, and was very happy with how this turned out. I also painted some luster dust on the seashells to give them more color and a glimmery look.