Pool (or Beach) Party Birthday Cake

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This cake was originally published back in July of 2011 on my old blog, AdventuresinSavings.com.  Since it’s summertime and every other Facebook status is about somebody headed to the pool or beach, I thought I’d update the pics a little and share it again!  Happy Summer :)

Pool Beach Party Cake

This is yet another of the cakes I did for this past weekend.  John Grayson was having a pool party and his Momma asked me to design his cake based on this invitation…

So, I came up with this little cake!  It would work for a pool or beach party!  I started by making a beach ball with the Wilton Mini Ball pan and strips of fondant…

Beach Ball on Pool Cake

and I made the beach towel by cutting ribbons of red fondant, laying them on a rectangle of white fondant and rolling them flat.  To get texture, I laid a paper towel on top of it and rolled it flat too…

Towel on Pool Party Cake

I also made some sunglasses to sit on the front of the cake, although I wasn’t really happy with the way they turned out :-(

Pool Party Cake Sunglasses

I put his birthday message in the middle of a “splash” of water and I cut the letters with these Wilton alphabet cutters.
Pool Party Cake Top

Oh, and this cake is on the smaller side… it was 2 layers done in a 11×7 sheet pan.  This cake was White Almond Sour Cream Cake filled with cream cheese buttercream, covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant.

Towel Draped on Pool Cake

And that’s it!  What do you think?  Do you have any questions about this cake?  Leave me a comment and I’ll answer and help out if I can!  

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