A Summertime Beach Cake Means Summertime Fun #SharingIsCaringBlogHop

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In honor of Summer, we decided we wanted to make a summer dessert. My daughter & I thought about it and wondered if we wanted to make a dessert that had summery flavors or that was decorated like summer. We could have done both but we decided to make a fun cake & decorate it! And that’s where our Summertime Beach Cake comes in!
Ashlyn and I wanted to use Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Flavor Mix but the boys vetoed it! So, we used white frosting & added blue food coloring until we got the right shade of blue.
When it came to decorating the cake, we both racked our brains trying to think of the perfect things to add. We started at Target but couldn’t really find anything so we headed to the mall & went into Sweet Factory. Looking through all the bins of candy was like Heaven on Earth! We finally came across red & white gummy bears that made for great sunburnt & pasty white bears (which are just like me!) We figured the pasty white bears would hide under the umbrellas that we snacked from the wine aisle at the grocery store and lay on pieces of the sour rainbow belts (towels).  We also used the belts to make surfboards for the more adventurous bears. Crushed graham crackers made our beach & little candy fishies swam out with the surfers.

We had a ton of fun making our cake & can’t wait to make another themed cake. What theme cake/cupcakes should we do next?

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  1. This is awesome! LOVE the bears.. hehe
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  2. I am in love with this cake! I have to make one like that myself! Maybe even for the 4th of July!
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  3. Oh my gosh the cake turned out so great! I love it!
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  4. soooooooooo cute. I love it. Very creative. I really like the ‘burnt’ bears
    Pinned it
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  5. That is such a cute cake! I love it the added touch of the sunburned bears. This would be a great cake to make for a beach or pool party.

  6. How cute! I love the sunburned bears!

  7. Lovely cake! I love the beach chairs, the ocean color and the crushed graham cracker for the beach! Bravo! Next cake suggestion…Summer Movie theme. Good luck and looks like a lot of fun!
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  8. krystel says:

    wow what a great summer theme

  9. Sherry Compton says:

    Too cute! Love all the details – the sun-burnt bear is great! The sandy beach and umbrellas make me want to be at the beach, too. It looks great and tastes great, too, I bet. Next, you could do Fourth of July or Back to School or go funky by celebrating July as National Ice Cream Month and National Hot Dog Month…have an ice cream cake with hot dog decorations.

  10. This is awesome. I love the sunbathing bears! I just made a koolaid pie this past weekend and it made me feel like a kid again. I think we will give your idea a go with my boys. Our cake will probably include lots of gummy bugs in addition to bears haha.
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  11. Maria Iemma says:

    We are going to the beach this summer and my daughter and her family will be joining us. I am going to make this cake for our first dinner! It is so beautiful and everyone will enjoy it. Thank you so much

  12. I’m dying, this is so cute! Not sure if I like to sunburnt bears or the surfing bears the most. I think you need to do a series with these bears for each season. They’re so cute! -Monika
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  13. Marcella H. says:

    That’s unbelievable! You and your crew are so creative! I hope I have the patience to do something like that when my little guy is older!

  14. Way too cute! Will have to make for my best friends birthday in july :)

  15. Chelsea E. says:

    This is so cute! I love it, it’s so creative!

  16. Angela Palmer says:

    I am sooooo a little white bear under an umbrella! Love this cake.

  17. This is adorable.I am going to pin this for the future.
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  18. Krystal Waters says:

    I love it and want it for my birthday later this month. So cute pinned it.

  19. That’s a cute idea. My kids are grown up so I don’t do stuff like that anymore. I remember making a cute cookie monster cake way back when.

  20. Katrina Angele says:

    I’ve made cupcake versions of this and they were a hit. I love the cake idea though because it gives you more room to “play” around. On mine I used Teddy Grahams though. And I also used Gummy Lifesavers as little floaties and stuck the teddy’s inside of them. And to give my water more depth I dropped a few drops of blue food coloring on the already frosted cupcake and used a toothpick to make swirls.

  21. Very cute and creative! I like how some artists use food as their medium! ;) I don’t cook or bake, but I like to look at these things.

  22. I love this cake! How creative. I definitely need to try this with the kiddos. So much fun!
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  23. What a cute idea. I almost feel sorry for those poor sunburned bears.

  24. I love this idea! I want to make one for my neighbor kids now!

  25. krystal rivera says:

    That is such a cute cake! I love it the added touch of the sunburned bears. This would be a great cake to make for a beach or pool party.

  26. you’re so creative!

  27. Ok I have never ever seen anything like this before how cute and super creative i want to make this cake for sure thanks for sharing.

  28. that is so cute. how creative i would have never thought of this.

  29. That’s cute. I’m not a cake eater, but appreciate the artistry that goes into cake decoration.

  30. Very cute! Thanks for the great ideas :)
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  31. My niece has a summer birthday. This would be such a fun cake to make for her next year. Thanks for the idea!

  32. What a cute cake! You must have had fun planning and making it :)
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