As a cake decorator, do you have a theme that you dread? Youknow… one that makes your whole body cringe involuntarily upon being asked to incorporate it into a design?
I do. and I don’t even know why, but when someone says “beach” theme, I die a tiny little death.
What on EARTH is wrong with me, I’m not sure. (<–NOT a word.) I mean, I LOVE the beach! Like, REALLY REALLY LOVE the beach!! So why the pain and suffering?
I think it’s ’cause I’ve seen SO many beach cakes. And while there are SO many that I’ve loved, I think that my tiny little brain feels like it has to work overtime to come up with something new when it comes to this beloved sand and waves motif.
For me, it seems, “brain” & “overtime” in the same sentence evoke all kinds of pain and suffering. Hence the cringing.
BUT, my cousin’s gettin’ MAAAAAAARIED. And I love my cousin (and, incidentally, I LURVE his bride as well) so when his big sis (my big cousin whom I ALSO love VURY much… lots of love flowin’ ’round over here, I know) mentioned how fun it would be to incorporate the beach into the design of the shower cake, I decided to NOT let my brain have her intended little hissy fit.
And I agreed to give it a go (after I told said, melodramatic brain to suck it up and at least ACT like the artist it pretends to be.)
So I gave it the go I promised… tried to spin the theme with a li’l McGreevy twist (whatever the heck THAT means) and entered my cousin’s bride’s bridal shower with one, beach themed cake.
And then I told my brain to take a li’l vacation… ’cause I was tired of dealing with her and her incessant drama.
So forgive me if I seem slightly… erm… brainless for the time being. Just know that I am at peace. Xx
How I made the wafer waves and the sand tier, on Cakeheads.com!
You can find…
the wafer paper I use, HERE,
the cutting mat I use and LURVE, HERE,
the airbrush I use and LURVE, HERE,
and the blossom punch I use, HERE.
And see more of my FAVORITE tools in my Tools Shop, HERE!