Tonight I want to share an Under the Sea Party for which I made an Under the Sea Cake, cookies and cupcakes!
There were so many details for this party! It was fun to make a variety of sea creatures for the cake, cupcakes and cookies! It's a little overhwhelming for me to take an orcder with so many different things, but I loved the look of it and really wanted to give it my best.
In the end, I was really happy with how it all came out.
The Under the Sea Cake
The cake was bigger than my usual birthday cake, but it looked great with all of the creatures.
For this cake, I was asked to work with a specific color scheme and specific sea creatures. For most of the creatures (and for the cookies below), I used pre-made candy eyes... they're such a time saver and they look great!
I also used Americolor Gourmet Food markers to draw some details onto some of the creatures... gills on the shark and the curves of the searhorse.
Included in the creatures were a shark, crabs, seahorses, dolphins, starfish, "regular" fish, and octopus! Since I was also doing cookies, I decided to make them from the same cookie cutter shapes as on the cake. It really tied it all together!
Then there were the cupcakes. I originally planned to use the same cookie cutters for the cupcake toppers, but discovered a little too late that they were way too big for cupcakes, so I ended up using fondant in this Sea Creatures Chocolate Mold to make some smaller starfish, crabs and seahorses.
Overall, I was really happy with everything for this party! All of the cake and cupcakes were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and frosting. The cakes were 6" and 10" rounds. Magic Line Pans are what I used to bake the cakes - those are my favorite pans! The border was brown sugar!
If you love this theme, you might also love this Shark Attack cake. Both would be perfect for a fish or shark-loving kiddo. Or for Shark Week 🙂