Monday, April 11, 2011

Just for fun: Beach Cake and Karate Toppers!

As of 4pm tomorrow, I will be on my way to South Carolina to board a Carnival cruise ship to the Bahamas! Therefore, I will apologize in advance for not being around during the next week.  I promise I will try to check in and respond to comments, messages, etc... 

Before I leave for my trip though, I wanted to share with you all a cake that I made this past weekend for a surprise 50th birthday party! It was a simple beach scene that a son ordered for his mother - very sweet! 

Graham cracker crumbs were used for the sand and piping gel was used for the ocean 

 White chocolate seashells and gum paste decorations 

Gum paste beer bottles and rock candy ice

Sugar paste flower

Coconuts with coconut milk!

In addition to making this cake, a friend of mine saw some karate cupcake toppers online and asked me to replicate them for her kid's karate themed birthday! There were 12 mini toppers and one large topper. Here was the end result... 


Finally, I just want to send out a huge thank you to Parsley Sage at the Deep Dish for awarding me my second Stylish Blogger Award.  To see who I passed the award on to, please click here.  I know this is short and sweet since I need to go get packing, but please make sure to check out Parsley Sage's blog - she is extremely talented and has a lot of amazing photos! Thanks again!

See you all again in just over a week.  I promise to take a TON of photos to share with you all! 


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16 comments:

  1. WOO HOO! Bahamas, baby! Time for a rum punch! Have a lovely time :)

    I LOVE the karate toppers. Hi-yah!

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  2. This is SOOO adorable! Have an awesome trip!

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  3. Your mom must be ever so proud of having such a thoughtful daughter - it's adorable!

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  4. How lucky!!! Have a fantastic holiday!!!

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  5. gorgeous! you have a great talent on your hands : j

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  6. Enjoy your trip! Love the cake and the toppers!

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  7. This beach cake is a total work of art! Way to go! It is my Dad's 60th in May and I just might have to copy your idea :-)

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  8. What a cute cake!! I hope you have a great time on your cruise! (So jealous)

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  9. The cake is so cute, I love the coconuts! Jealous of your vacation!

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  10. WOW AMAZING work! How long did it take to make this cute cake? Your mom must be stunned to see this cake! Such a detailed work... speechless!

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  11. Enjoy your trip!!! What great baked goods you made...beautiful job on the decorations :)

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  12. Have a fantabulous time on your vacay!!

    P.S. Give me a slice of that cake!!

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  13. Goodness girl! That is AWESOME cake decorating there! I am completely impressed!

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  14. Very clever. Love the attention to detail. Well done!

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  15. What a cute cake! I love the water especially. I'm truly amazed by those of you that can decorate cakes like this. I don't even want to think about how it would look if I tried it!

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