Apparently I'm on a cake kick because it seems like they're all I've been making in the past few weeks. Case in point: this post is my fourth in a row about it. I can't help it...lots of occasions to celebrate I guess!
My friend Marcelo was having a party to celebrate not only his birthday, but also house warming. He and his wife Juliana recently moved out of SF and found a house in the suburbs that was more dog friendly for their mini Australian shepherd. Marcelo loves to surf and their house is just a stone's throw from the beach so I thought a surfing themed cake seemed appropriate for the celebration.
The cake consists of three layers of carrot (with pineapple and coconut mixed in) filled with boiled milk cream cheese frosting and decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream. Ring a bell? It should since it's basically the same cake flavors from my last post, found here.
For the sandy beach I used graham cracker crumbs, the ocean is made of colored buttercream, and the beach towel and beach ball are made of tinted fondant. I really love how it turned out and hope the birthday boy enjoys it too.
Yuhuuuuu....surf's up! Happy Birthday Marcelo!!!!