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Beach Cake 1

by Andrea Cole
(Taylor, Michigan)

Beach Party Cake

Beach Party Cake

This Beach Cake was fun & easy to make!

I used Duncan Hines cake mix in yellow and added the eggs, oil and water to the cake mix. I know pre-packaged cake mixes are kind of cheating, but it was very easy and saved me a lot of time to make this beach cake.

For the frosting, I did make it myself. I used 3-cups of powdered sugar, 2-tsp. of vanilla and 2-TBS. of water. I mixed it all together until the frosting formed into a creamy mix.

I separated the frosting into three different bowls and used food coloring to make the frosting white, blue, and sandy brown.

I spread the brown on the cake for the beach part of the cake, the blue on for the water and added splashes of white to the blue for the breaking waves.

For the boat, I got a toy boat and put a cardboard piece on the bottom for a floor, colored it blue and wrote with magic marker "Happy Birthday."

For the beach towels, we used colored Twizzlers cut up to make small beach towels, and the umbrellas are the cocktail umbrellas. The birds on the straws, you see, were the difficult part.

I made origami birds and taped them to straws so it would look like they were flying over the beach. I also added some Heath Bar crumbles to the brown frosting on the beach party cake to make it look more sandy.

That's it! That's how I made this beach cake. Pretty simple...and my daughter and I had a blast making it!!

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by: Anonymous

This Beach cake is AMAZING! I missed the birds until I read the description - they blended right in with the white chairs and table in the background! :)
Well done! Your daughter is lucky to have such an artistic and loving mom!

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