How-To Make a Summer Beach Party Cake

  • Beach Chair & Umbrella DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 14168)
    Beach Chair & Umbrella DecoSet® Cake Topper
    $6.99
  • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
    $19.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Royal Blue (sku: 9525)
    Premium Gel Colors, Royal Blue
    $6.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Red Red (sku: 9534)
    Premium Gel Colors, Red Red
    $7.49
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk (sku: 11022)
    Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk
    $4.49
  • 20" Non-Stick Fondant Rolling Pin (sku: 7370)
    20" Non-Stick Fondant Rolling Pin
    $24.99
  • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
    $22.99
  • Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk (sku: 11024)
    Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk
    $3.99
  • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
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  • Angled Spatulas, 9 3/4" Blade (sku: 9676)
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Difficulty: Medium

How-To Make a Summer Beach Party Cake

What You’ll Need

  • 1 - 8” Double Layer Cake
  • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, Gold
  • Beach Chair & Umbrella DecoSet® Cake Topper
  • 2 Cups White Icing
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • DecoPac® Premium Fondant, Wedding White
  • Royal Blue Premium Gel Color
  • Red Red Premium Gel Color
  • Piping Tip #2
  • Piping Tip #3
  • Fondant Pastry Cutter
  • Flower Cutters
  • 20” Non-Stick Rolling Pin
  • 18” Disposable Pastry Bags
  • Plastic Coupler without Notch
  • Plastic Coupler, Medium
  • 9 ¾” Angled Spatula
  • Step 1

    Base ice a double layer 8” round cake with a thin layer of white icing.

  • Step 2

    Mix fondant. Mix 1 1/2 lbs. of fondant with Royal Blue Premium Gel Color. Leave some of the marbling of the fondant for effect. Cover the cake, smooth, trim excess.

    Tip: Apply the fondant with a firm, gentle smoothing action. A vertical pinhole can rid you of any air bubbles trapped underneath.

  • Step 3

    Make the life preserver. Roll white fondant into ½” diameter rope. Cut to a 4 ½”L length. Dab water on one end and adhere the ends together to form the life preserver. Mix Red Red Premium Gel Color with a small amount of fondant and roll out thin. Cut ½”W x 1 ½”L strips with a Ribbon Cutter. Adhere to the strips to the life preserver with a dab of water and set aside to let dry.

  • Step 4

    Create a fence. With Piping Tip #2, pipe two white lines on the sides at varying intervals of the cake forming wires for a fence. Then, from White Fondant DecoSheets® cut 1/2”W strips with a Fondant Cutter. (If using regular fondant, you will need to set regular fondant aside to firm before the next steps). Cut 12-16 strips at varying lengths. Snip the ends of the fondant with a scissors to create a point, like the top of a fence post.
    Pipe a stripe of white icing using Piping Tip #3 down the back side of a fence points and place on the side of the cake over the icing “wires.”

  • Step 5

    With Piping Tip #2, pipe squiggles all the way around the bottom of the cake.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle brown sugar on the top and around the sides of the cake to look like sand.

  • Step 7

    With the remaining Red Fondant, roll out a ¼” to ½” thick piece. Using a small Flower Cutter, cut out a starfish shape. With a toothpick, poke dots onto the top of the starfish for texture. Adhere to base of cake by anchoring in the white icing.

  • Step 8

    Place the Beach Chair DecoSet® Cake Topper components on the cake and adhere the life preserver with a dab of water on the edge.

Supplies

    Beach Chair & Umbrella DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 14168)
    • Beach Chair & Umbrella DecoSet® Cake Topper
      $6.99
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
      $19.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Royal Blue (sku: 9525)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Royal Blue
      $6.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Red Red (sku: 9534)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Red Red
      $7.49
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk (sku: 11022)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #3 - 5 Pk
      $4.49
    20" Non-Stick Fondant Rolling Pin (sku: 7370)
    • 20" Non-Stick Fondant Rolling Pin
      $24.99
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
      $22.99
    Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk (sku: 11024)
    • Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk
      $3.99
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
      $8.99
    Angled Spatulas, 9 3/4" Blade (sku: 9676)
    • Angled Spatulas, 9 3/4" Blade
      $10.99