Hi everyone! I'm happy to share our new video tutorial for a fun beach themed cake!
We first made this tutorial about 9 years ago but decided that it was time to remake this one. I still love the design for beach themes, summer themes, pool parties, and more!
We used several fun decorations for this cake--and you can find the simple templates for these below.
I hope that you enjoy the video!
For this tutorial, we stacked an 8 inch and 6 inch tier. Each tier is on it's own cardboard cake circle cut down to size as usual. I used 4 bubble tea straws cut to the height of the bottom tier to support the upper 6 inch tier.
We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting recipe for this tutorial but our Classic Vanilla recipe would work well too..
Templates for Sunglasses and Flip Flops
Gum Paste and/or fondant with tylose powder kneaded into it
Coloring Gels: Sky Blue (for both light and dark blue), Deep Pink, Electric Green, Lemon Yellow
Confetti Sprinkles: optional, I used little ones for dots on the sunglasses
Lollipop sticks or skewers for anchors to the flip flops
Tylose Powder: a little can be kneaded into your fondant for your flags to make them a little firmer. I also used tylose powder mixed with a little warm water to create a glue for attaching the anchors to our flip flops. (You could also use melted chocolate candy melts).
Piping Gel- Makes a good glue for lightweight pieces- for instance, attaching sprinkles to the glasses. (You could also use the tylose glue above for everything).
Food writer pen- Used for eye of fish
Piping tip 10 or 12 for punching out dots for flip flops
Vanilla wafers or your vanilla cookies of choice for "sand"-- We crushed about 15 cookies for our cake.
Circle cutter for fish
Notes for the Beach Cake:
For your gum paste flip flops, start working on them a few days in advance to be on the safe side so that they will have plenty of time to dry and become very firm.
If you live in a humid location, it may take longer (it may also take closer to 1-2 days but it's best to play it safe, especially since the topper has to stand on it's own.)
If you'd like to view the original beach video, you can find it here! It is very similar but with a different border, etc.
Sooo cute!! Love it!
Fantastic! So cute and well made.
Thank you Sadia & Iris! :0)
Wow! Love it.......just wanted to know if the cakes were covered in buttercream and if the dots were made with buttercream as well? Thanks.....
Hi Anar--Thanks, yes the cake is frosted with buttercream, as are the dots on the top tier. :0)
So cute! Love all of the easy accessories that dress the cake up. I cant wait to try this.
Amazing!!!! Love it!
Thank you!! ;0)
Going to make this cake for my granddaughter Zoe's summer party!! Also make sure my subscription renews automatically, I don't want to miss anything! !!!! :)
Hi Jan! I'm so glad that you're making this. This video was one of our first but I was just telling Mom yesterday how I still love those flip flop toppers ;0) Have fun!-- xox
That is super cute! I love it. All the accessories are incredible!
Adorable as usual!