Saturday, February 20, 2010
Paradise Beach Cake
For a bridal shower in Queens NY we created a paradise cake. The couple are planning to spend their honeymoon in tropical Belize!
A large red velvet cake with white chocolate buttercream is covered in sea blue and sand colored fondant. I crafted several padded lounge chairs, a beach hut and a table with two Piña Colada cocktails, not forgetting a straw and a slice of fruit!
A small palm tree gives some shade from the sun shining down on the chairs. To achieve the effect of a tropical beach, I used a mixture of crushed shortcake cookies and granulated sugar. It was beautiful and looked real, when the sunlight shone on the grains of sand. There are also edible sea sugar shells decorating the sand on the sides of the cake.