I made this flip-flop cake for a going away party. The woman was moving to California, so the party had a beach theme.
Looking down at the cake. The cake was chocolate. I made the flip-flops out of cake and frosted everything with buttercream. I had a hard time making the buttercream look smooth on the flip-flops. I would have put fondant around them, but they didn't want fondant. I used a yellow Rainbow Twizzler for the straps. The two orange pansies are made of royal icing. I used green fondant for the towel. The towel would be easy to take off if they wanted. The shells are made out of candy melts. I made the sand using crushed graham crackers and brown sugar.
Close-up of flip-flop, towel, seashells, and sand.
Another picture after I smoothed the flip-flops a little more.