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Coolest Surf Board Birthday Cake

My daughter’s 10 birthday was in August 2011 and Soul Surfer the movie had just come out and she LOVED the movie so she wanted her birthday cake to be a “Soul Surfer Cake”. I am not an artist by any means so trying to picture how to do a surf board birthday cake was a little nerve racking. I looked at surf boards on the internet to get an idea of how to decorate it and when I had an idea I started to make her perfect cake.

This cake took 2 cake mixes and I made it in a cookie sheet so it would be big enough even after we cut it to shape it. After her cake was baked and cooled I put it in the freezer so it wouldn’t fall apart when I started to decorate it. Because I am NOT an artist and always seem to take off more cake then is needed I asked my husband if he would shape it for me. He took a very sharp knife and little by little start to shape our cookie sheet cake into a surf board. It didn’t take him long to get the look that we wanted.

After it was shaped I iced it in butter cream frosting and then made the marshmallow fondant. This was only the 2nd time that I have used fondant so I was nervous about making it right. I put blue food coloring in the fondant and was pleasantly surprised when it gave it kind of blue and white wavy look. I added the white fondant stripes and outlined them in black butter cream. The Hibiscus flowers I printed on the computer and then used the pin prick technique to put the pattern on the cake. I used different color butter cream to make the flowers and then outlined the flowers in black butter cream. I used the pin prick technique on her name also.

This cake was super fast to make I finished decorating it in just under an hour. My daughter loved!

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  1. I’ve been looking for surfboard cake ideas for my daughter’s 9th birthday. I love to bake, but I’m not an artist either. Love how your cake turned out! I’ll be using it as a model for mine. Thanks so much for sharing! Youve given me the confidence give it a try :-)


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