May 27, 2011


You don't need a destination wedding to enjoy a beach theme reception! 


The bride and groom-to-be requested a beach themed cake to celebrate their engagement. They asked for a fondant-free buttercream finish and turquoise accents.

Once the buttercream was smoothed out, I piped some coral detail and added white chocolate seashells and gumpaste pearls and frangipani flowers.


The hardest part about this project was covering up the cake inside! It was a grasshopper cake (chocolate-mint buttercream sandwiched between layers of chocolate mud cake) so I needed quite a bit of buttercream to cover up the dark cake inside. But, the job is now done and I am happy to have finished my first beach-themed cake!