A super cute "Anchors Aweigh" Nautical-themed birthday cake perfect for a little sailor's birthday party. Complete with a crab cake topper!
I have another fun cake to share with you that I finished last weekend! For Keegan's first birthday, he celebrated with the Anchors Aweigh Party Theme.
I used the images from the 2 plate designs to come up with all the fun stuff on the cake. Mom specifically mentioned wanting the crab, so I made one for the topper!
This little guy was made from Rice Krispie treats covered in melted white chocolate (to make it smooth). Then it was covered & decorated with red fondant.
Shop my favorite products!
I also used the rope for the borders with some little green starfish (using this chocolate mold) to add an extra color. And the sailboat seemed perfect for adding a "1" for his first birthday! I cut it using these number cutters.
Since the theme was Anchors Aweigh, I had to have the anchor on the cake, so I used it on the bottom tier next to his name! I used some new (to me) Ateco letter cutters to cut out the letters then I "glued" them to blue backgrounds.
You can see some of my methods for attaching fondant pieces to cake here.
Of course, Keegan needed a smash cake for his first birthday, so I made a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and a red crab (using this same mold) to accent the cake!
The big cake was also vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream for the bottom tier and chocolate cake on the top tier. All the decorations were marshmallow fondant.
"Anchors Aweigh" Nautical Theme Cake with a Crab on Top!
Do you love this cake? Be sure to check out my girly Anchor themed cake here and the Nautical themed cake here.
Did I miss anything? If you have questions about how to make this cake, please leave them in the comments!!
One or more links in this post are referral and/or affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Hi!! LOVE your cakes! Question How did you do the anchor? If it is being stuck on the front of the cake does it have to be hardened or soft? also how did you do the rope! i love this design! thank u!
I prefer that pieces be at least a little soft so that they break less easily. For the anchor, I found a template online, printed it out, then laid it on fondant and cut it out with an xacto blade. For the rope, I used an extruder. You can read more about that here.