Pink Flip Flops Cake and Flip Flops Cookies. Is anybody else just dying for this winter to be over already? You know it’s been tough when we’re saying that in southern Mississippi where we hardly ever get a “real” winter. But it’s snowed here this year. Three Times.
And it’s rained. Alot. And it’s been bitter cold. And heating bills have skyrocketed. And it’s snowed. Three times. Oh, I already said that.
Now normally, I love cold weather. Well, I actually still love cold weather. But I do not love wet, cold weather. Wet, muddy, sloppy, nasty cold weather. Nope, don’t love that at all!
But today… it’s a balmy 80° out and my kids are wearing t-shirts and shorts. So… with that in mind, I decided to share a very summer-y warm weather kind of cake. Because what better way is there to get in the mood for warmer weather than a flip-flops cake? Right?
I baked two cakes in 11″x7″ pans that were 3″ deep. Then I printed a template for flip flops and laid it on top of the cake. I used that as mu guide to carve them into the shape. I think I had to enlarge that photo a little bit – I wanted to use as much of the 11×7 cake as possible!
After that, I used the same template to cut out a shape of fondant to lay on top (I left a little margin on the edges to be sure it completely covered the cake, then cut long strips of pink homemade marshmallow fondant and wrapped it all the way around the sides.
For the decorations, I used my ribbon cutter to make the stripes and the straps. Then I used a ball tool to push the ends into the cake. I used a rose cutter to make the flower. Oh, and i used a ribbed texture mat to add the “stripes” to the straps.
And then… there were cookies 🙂 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… cookies are not my “thing”. They’re hard for me, and I feel like some days they turn out perfect and other days, not so much.
I have actually started to enjoy doing them – but I’m still learning for sure! For these, I used this roll-out sugar cookie recipe and this go-to royal icing recipe. The straps and flowers were homemade marshmallow fondant.
For these I used a flip flop cookie cutter, then I used sugar glue to add the straps and flowers after the royal icing dried. For the details on the straps, I used my ribbon cutter wheels and this stitching tool. The flowers were cut with the flower punch from this Wilton set.
For the sand, I spread out icing on board, then pressed brown sugar into it all over. 🙂
And that’s it… do you have any questions about this Flip Flops Cake or Flip Flops Cookies? Leave me a comment, please!