Beach Week: Ocean Sunset

Our end of summer celebration is in full swing!  It’s Beach Week here on the cake blog and we’re having some serious fun in the sun.  Four talented bakers were asked to create new designs inspired by the sun, sand and surf.  To bring the beauty and colors of the beach to life in a sophisticated cake design.  And today’s cake is simply spectacular!

Our third beach-inspired design comes to us from Jacki Fanto, owner of Blissfully Sweet in Sydney Australia.  You may remember Jacki from previous features on our site. (like this realistic reptile cake).  Jacki paints a brilliant picture with her interpretation of the beach theme.  The ocean waves churning and tumbling, whitecaps bubbling on their crests.  Radiant colors fill the sky as the sun gradually slips over the horizon.  With a rainbow of soft shimmery colors, embossed wave patterns and a sculpted wave-inspired topper, this cake is exquisite!  Join me swooning over this glorious Ocean Sunset Cake!

Ocean Sunset Cake by Blissfully Sweet  |

Jacki of Blissfully Sweet shares the inspiration for her design:

“I spend most of my summers at the beach, and in particular at my family’s home which has panoramic coastal views.  One of the favourite things that I love about spending my summers there, is watching the sunset over the horizon from our balcony.  So when I was asked to make a “beach” themed cake, my first thought was sunsets and all their glorious colours.  Many different ideas came and went as I thought of designs, however a beautiful artwork/sculpture buy Jennifer Falck Linssen.  As soon as I saw her beautiful wave like structures, these became my focal point for the cake.”

Ocean Sunset Cake by Blissfully Sweet  |

Seriously!  Jacki has created an elegant ocean scene that is both romantic and breathtaking!  From the rainbow of colors and their soft shimmery glow to the tall slender tiers and dainty ocean bubbles…. could it be any more lovely?  Now, let’s get a better look at this incredible wave topper!  A fabulous concept like this demands a close up or two…

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Jacki of Blissfully Sweet shares the details of her design:

“I wanted the wave topper to be the WOW of the cake, so I decided to keep the rest of the lines clean and structured – where the beauty would be in the simplicity.  Embossed wave patterns circled the cake and each wave was finished in a different sunset lustre colour.   I wanted to start with the beautiful reds/pinks/corals of the sunset and graduate into the golds, greens and then the blues of the ocean.  All the hues of the sunset led up to the fondant cut out wave that floated on the top.  This is my ode to summer – how I believe it to be, full of relaxed, simple and beautiful days, rich in colours and feelings.”

Ocean Sunset Cake by Blissfully Sweet  |

Ocean Sunset Cake by Blissfully Sweet  |

A huge thank you to Jacki of Blissfully Sweet for inspiring us with her stunning Ocean Sunset Cake!  And to Leanne Ambrogio of Sweet Style for the gorgeous images!  We are officially swooning over here!  And immensely enjoying this magnificent ocean view!

And remember that our fabulous 7 qt KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway is open until Monday, September 3rd.   HERE‘s the link to enter!!  Because really, who doesn’t want to win this mixer?!

Cake :  Blissfully Sweet
Photography :  Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

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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    This cake is absolutely amazing, every time I see it I’m in so much Awe on how amazing this cake is.
    As an Aspiring baker I hope to be one day as great as you are with your cakes because again these cakes are amazing, I swear a lot of these cakes could give cake boss a run for his money!!!

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