A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News Announcement: Crafting your Halloween costume this year?  Enter it for a chance to win prizes!  Read the spooktacular details here.
Total Members: 308,412
Currently Running With Scissors:
449 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sandcastle cake for mermaid party  (Read 4210 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
sheri bheri
« on: October 03, 2009 05:57:10 PM »

I talked my daughter out of a "tree" themed birthday (for 5 y/o's!) and into a Mermaid Party.  I don't usually make her cake, but since she chose to have her party at a play place, I figured I should come through with SOMETHING.

So I found the idea for a Sand Castle Cake.

It was actually really easy!  And yes, I did use my degree in Civil Engineering to build a CAKE.

This basically shows the construction.  2 square cakes, with the corners cut off.  I trimmed about 3 inches off the jelly rolls and stood them up in the corners.  I used skewers to hold them in place, but I think if we were having the party at home (and thus no traveling in the car) it wouldn't have been necessary.  I topped the jelly rolls with the cut-off bottoms of jumbo cupcakes.

I tinted some canned frosting and frosted the whole thing.  The sand is made from graham crumbs.  It was a little hard to get it to stick, but once you got some of it on, you could hold the cake without the frosting sticking to you.  

It would have been okay just like that, but we topped it off with sugar cones (with little flags sticking out of the top) and melt & pour chocolate seashells.

Everyone at the party was impressed and the girls were even worried that I was serving them real sand!

« Last Edit: October 03, 2009 06:02:51 PM by sheri bheri » THIS ROCKS   Logged

***Still too new for a signature***
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009 07:23:48 PM »

This is Awesome I love IT!

Creating something from nothing is the most theraputic thing in this world for my soul.
Offline Offline

Posts: 382
Joined: 11-Jan-2005

Life is too short to wear ugly shoes

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009 08:00:39 PM »

It looks VERY real! Good job Cheesy

I have been seriously ill. I will get back to everyone to finish up all swaps and stuff. I am home now.
My wists http://www.wists.com/singalala

Junk jewelry swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322611.0
Ongoing ATC swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322889
Offline Offline

Posts: 7761
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

You cannot master what you will not try

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009 03:10:21 PM »

Amazing!  And very clever.  I love it.  Great job.

50 projects-shooting for 100--- 122 done

Just married...after 22 years of unwedded bliss.
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009 12:26:23 PM »

Using the sugar cones is a great idea! Love the cake - thanks for posting this!

"Crossing into established events is strictly forbidden - except for cheap tricks." The Doctor
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.