Beach Cake 1
by Stacey Oliver
This Beach Cake was made for a Luau themed party for my daughter.
I purchased a full sheet cake box from a local grocery store because of the size of this cake.
I baked two 13" x 9" cakes, one yellow, one chocolate, for this cake (slightly bigger than 1/2 sheet cake).
The cake was iced with basic homemade butter cream icing. The blue part of the cake was done with icing airbrush spray that can be purchased in some stores.
The "grass skirt" trim with green colored butter cream icing was piped on the cake. The hibiscus flowers, surf boards and palm trees were all made from Wilton Rolled Fondant.
I cut all of those by hand and that took many hours to do, but in the end, my daughter loved her cake, so it was worth it.
I used pretzel rods for the palm tree stumps and secured the tops of the palm trees with double sided tape. Unfortunately, that didn't work too well, but people were already arriving for the party and I wasn't done with the cake yet.
Lastly, the sand for the beach cake is brown sugar, but I'm sure if you don't want to add anymore sweets to a cake that graham cracker crumbs would work just as well.