Hang Ten Surfing Cake

If you missed my last post, I’m extremely excited about summer! Even though I’m miles away from the ocean… the beach bum in me loves this next design.

Surf Cake

‘Hang Ten’ was created based on a Pottery Barn Kids party collection. This two tiered design features light blue buttercream icing and blue fondant waves on the bottom tier. We added the polka dots on the waves to give it a more modern feel. The top tier is a tan buttercream accented with fondant surfboards. Graham cracker sand borders are the finishing touch!

Even though this design was for a first birthday, I think it would be appropriate for any surfer or beach themed party.

A summertime cupcake design to come later today!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Anonymous says

    This is an AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL cake. It's my husband's 30th and I would love to make this for him. Is it simple? What did you make the surfboards out of?

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I'm sure your husband will love it as well! The surfboards are made out of fondant… so are the blue waves on the bottom tier.

    Have fun!

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    Margi says

    Did you find the fondant easy to use and shape and stick on the cake? I'm making a cake for my son's birthday and I'm interested in doing waves around it like yours. Very inspiring!

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