A friend of mine and me made this cake for a church women’s retreat. The theme was survivor. I found the idea for theme birthday cakes from this website. We used pretzels for the fence, graham cracker crumbs for the sand, pretzel rods and fern leaves for the palm trees, whoppers for coconuts, fruit snacks for the fire and gold fish. The icing was homemade butter cream.
We used two different size cake pans and stacked them on top of each other. We colored the icing blue to make the water. We got lots of comments on this cake so I thought I would share.
More Survivor Theme Birthday Cakes
Cake by Erica T., Las Cruces, NM
I frosted the entire cake with blue frosting for the water. The island is made of crushed Nilla wafers, the Tiki god is a zigzag cupcake, and the pink Pansy flowers are made from royal icing with tip 104 which I made a couple days before. The orange Swirl flowers are buttercream icing which I made with a 2D tip.
This Survivor cake was made using a 9×13 inch rectangular pan and large food can. First I iced the rectangular cake with royal blue icing, then streak it with little black and purple icing.
The skull island was cut out roughly from the other cake. Dig 2 small holes for the eye socket, and ice the cake accordingly. Where the island and sea meet, dab some very light blue icing to show waves hitting the sides of the island. I added shark’s fins and floating skull to add some suspense.
Cake by Lisa T., Rochester, NY
For my daughter’s Survivor-themed birthday, I created a cake with layers (it didn’t matter how neat the edges were), frosted it (again, it didn’t have to be neat) with vanilla frosting.
The waterfall was sprayed blue and the remainder was covered with crushed graham crackers. Broken pretzel pieces made up the fire logs and the bamboo fence.
Red/yellow fruit roll-up was used for the fire and tiki-face cupcake pics were placed here and there to get the “survivor-type” atmosphere. The palm trees came from my son’s dinosaur playthings, washed of course! This is one of the easier theme birthday cakes I’ve created.