I love making cakes that are non-standard, especially when they’re colorful and fun. This weekend I made a beach themed cake for a couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary. The husband’s parents were also celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Both couples loved the beach and spent a lot of time there, so it was the perfect theme for the cake. They requested waves and palm trees as well as varying shades of blue on each tier. I added a few little personal, humorous touches to the cake (and hoped they wouldn’t mind).

Everything on the cake was edible, from the shells to the beach chairs. I added a beach bag and flip flops for the gals, and for the guys, a little bottle of sun tan oil and a book titled ‘Yes Dear for Dummies’. Luckily the clients loved it and appreciated the humor – both husband and wife!