If you’re considering a beach wedding, you may want to consider beach wedding cakes.
Beach weddings are typically location weddings, a popular option by lots of couples who are aiming to wrap their honeymoon and wedding into one, or to have a smaller, intimate and economical occasion. To boot, marrying near the shore is extraordinarily romantic, and can make your wedding experience and memories, that much more special.
If you’re a bride, searching for a beach wedding cakes, exactly what design should you be looking for? Exactly what design makes a cake so “by the shore”? Well, that depends upon a lot of things. It depends on the couples’ design, interests and past-times. It depends upon theme of the event, the time of year, the features and layout of the area … just among others. To obtain concepts on which cake might be right for your beach wedding, we have actually rounded up several ideas as you see below:
Sea Shell Cakes – Sea shells on any wedding cake create a beautiful design . Take a look at my gallery at Your Sweet Moments Dessert Company. Of the thousands of shells available, you’ll be sure to find some that satisfy you depending on the shape, color and delicacy of what you want.
You can use sea shells can be real –you’ll have fun picking them out at stores that sell them. Or they can be made from a variety of icing, molding paste or chocolate. Sea shells can be used discreetly or as the main design of the cake. A cluster of shells, as the seashell cake topper is a must for this cake design.
Marine Wild Life Cakes –Now if you let your imagination go you can include choice sea creatures that are favorites (dolphins? sea horses? turtles? exotic fish?).
Some have chosen a wedding in Monterey, and the reception, at the Monterey Plaza Hotels and resort – which is right next door to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is probably possible for the entire wedding celebration see the fish tank the day before the wedding and experience an exclusive trip and a terrific time. The aquarium is the perfect inspiration for the style of the cake. The cake topper could be a large pearly clam with jewels and pearls putting out of it, cascading the side of the cake. (not real pearls, but fondant balls covered with pearl dust!)
Browse Cakes – Crashing waves encircling the cake is the ideal trim for a cake with a browse style. This design cake is most appropriate for couples who surf, or simply like the waves. The browse can be puffy foaming waves, or simply subtle hints of wave shaped frosting. Integrating some blue into the cake can help it look more like the ocean. Airbrushing blue onto cake’s icing, offers a real good mixed, and sensible result. It would be pretty wild to include a surf boards or surfing figurines as your cake topper, and you’re set.
Tropical Flower Cakes – What are your favorite tropical flowers: various orchids such as cymbidiums? tuberose? plumeria? hibiscus? Gathered together they would make a lovely cake topper or you can have them forming a cascade down the cake from tier to tier. They can be gathered together as a flower cake topper, they can cascade down the side of the cake or tiers, or used modestly throughout. Tropical flowers can likewise totally cover the cake, or be used simply on the base. Wherever put, they will dress up the most plain and dull cake – and make it instantaneously beautiful looking, and giving off a lovely fragrance.
Sandcastle Cakes – Sandcastles on wedding cakes, are normally seen as cake toppers. However, we have actually seen entire cakes shaped like castles, or a minimum of the leading half of the cake formed like a castle, with a couple of conventional wedding cake tiers below it. To get the sandy effect, the cake can be sprinkled with great graham biscuit crumbs or brown sugar.
Palms and Coconut Cakes – To remind you of your lovely place, how about a subtle design of palm leaves circling the outside cake? A couple of coconuts as garnish? A cake topper oasis? How about a broken open half of a coconut as a cake topper, with bride-to-be and groom figurines lounging in it, as if it were a hammock?
Buried Treasure Cake – You don’t need to be in the Caribbean to pull this off. The cake topper can be a treasure chest with gold coins and jewels flowing out of it, cascading the side of the cake. If you love Pirates, have figurine cake toppers of a couple … one as Captain Jack Sparrow, and a fair maiden in her wedding dress, naturally.
Bamboo and Tiki Cake – Coat the outside layers of the cake with confections made to appear like bamboo. You can likewise integrate Tiki masks. A luau wedding and the cake could have mini tiki torches standing at the top, and around the cake on the table. When the bride and groom cut the cake, tribal drums could be playing in the background.
Ocean Activity Cake – Your favorite ocean activity (fishing? diving? surfing? kayaking? snorkeling?) You can boldly create a figurines fishing off a pier…for wedding rings! This would be fun to include into a cake topper, however remember figurines can be anywhere on the cake! Get creative! Any of your favorite ocean fun activities can be included into your cake.
Sea Bird Cake – Sea birds in air travel, in love, with their long necks forming a heart. Finest as a cake topper, however can be integrated throughout the cake tastefully if sea birds are your thing.
Lighthouse Cakes – Is your wedding near an actual lighthouse? There are actually a lot of lighthouse cake toppers, but it is possible for a baker to produce an entire cake as a lighthouse. Another idea is to have the 2 bottom layers of the cake as tiered rounds, and the leading half of the cake a lighthouse and its surrounding area, right to the boating docks below it.
Sand Cakes – Not genuine sand! Numerous bakers use crushed crumbs, like graham biscuits, or brown sugar. The base of the cake can be covered with “sand”, or the top of each exposed layer … or the entire cake! One idea is to have a pile of “sand” formed at the base of the cake and expanded on the table a couple inches around it. Something can then be filled in the sand, i.e. “Charlie and Beth Forever”, or “CV + BE, 9/12/08”. You get the idea.
Nautical Cakes – If you wish to go Nautical, think of buoys, ropes, anchors, captains hats, sails. These can be made from marzipan, subtly sprayed around the cake, put at the base, or made use of as a cake topper.
Beach Relaxation Cakes -How about a beach wedding cake that is 2 Adirondack chairs as the cake topper, with 2 pairs of flip flops below them. Figurines of the bride and groom sitting in the chairs is optional. A beach or lounge chair can also be utilized instead of the Adirondacks. Another idea is having a figurine couple snoozing in a big hammock as the cake topper, with sand and mini beer bottles beneath them.
Swimming Swimming pool Cakes – Not with real water! Imagine this: the top cake layer made to look like an endless swimming pool. This can be done by cutting the top square edge off of the cake (like a router would take the edge of a wooden table), to simulate a limitless swimming pool. Figurines of the couple’s heads might be standing out of the top of the pool, with shades and sunhats on, holding cocktails obviously!
Hawaiian Cakes – How about your favorite kind of leis as decoration for a cake? Imagine using a hula bride figurine dancing toward the bridegroom figurine somewhere on the cake? The cake might be include small miniatures of a hula skirt, pineapples, tikis, favorite tropical drinks, etc.
Beach Colored Cakes – Simply want to utilize beach themed colors? Stick with white, tan, off-white, teal, and obviously, blue. The use of blue can be subtle as the color of the icing, or air brushed onto the beyond the cake for a combined or accented appearance.
Use your imagination and have fun.