Sunday Sweets: Beachy Keen

Slather on your SPF, cake lovers, 'cuz today we're hitting the beach!

By Gateaux

So snap open your lawn chairs, shimmy into your swimsuit, and get ready for a day of sand, sun, and surf.


Speaking of which, let's hit the waves, dudes!

By Blissfully Sweet

I don't know if that one cookie is supposed to be a wave or a shark fin, but either way, YES.


Of course, if you'd rather not surf, we can just stick to the shore and collect shells:

Baker unknown, Photo by Damon Tucci Photography

I love the texture on this cake, it's like cracked glass.

Sad fact alert: I once thought I found a cool piece of orange sea glass at the beach, but it turned out it to be a Dorito.


That was a disappointment, sure, but these beach-tacular cookie creations are anything but:

By Sugar Bliss Cookies

So lovely! I want to poke a hole in that starfish and wear it on a chain around my neck.


But if you prefer your starfish a little more formal, (not that I was aware that was even an option) ...

By Elegant Temptations

... then you're sure to love these elegantly dressed starfish winding their way around this cake.

Sad fact alert: a group of starfish is called ... get ready for this ... a tird. Seriously. TIRD? Can't we do any better than that?


Which reminds me: remember how people used to call flip-flops thongs?
Can you imagine the horrors that could have created with this cake?

By K Noelle Cakes

"Hi, I'd like to order a cake for my 2-year-old daughter's birthday, and can you please cover it with thongs? Yes, lots of colorful thongs. Oh, and a great big pair of flowered thongs on top. Perfect."


But anyway, before I get too crabby ...

Photo by Frenzel Photographers, cake by It's All About The Cake

... let's dig our toes into the sand (or the brown sugar) and check out some of the many living creatures here at the beach.

Like jellyfish!

By Highland Bakery

Just fabulous. I'm such a sucker for light up cakes. And how very perfect are those jellyfish? Not quite as perfect as the existence of a peanutbutterandjellyfish (why not, SCIENCE?) but close.

And coral! Is it a plant? Is it an animal?

By Fab Cakes

It is wrong to illegally harvest and use it as home decor all over my house? Probably yes. So I'll just enjoy this vibrant frosting version instead. And those shells have to be the most freakishly realistic shells I've seen in the history of Sunday Sweets. Unless they are really real, in which case, I knew that.

[Note from Jen: Yes, they're real. But you knew that.]

Nothing freaky about this Tiki, though; he's adorable!

By Cut The Cake

Don't the Pirouette cookies make for the perfect reed-fence? Now I need an excuse to make an edible reed fence on something. Like maybe the coffee table.

Now this sandy Sweet was obviously made by professionals ...

... specifically the pastry chefs at Walt Disney World for a wedding reception held in Epcot's Living Seas! (I didn't know you could even DO that! - Jen) (Me neither! - Lindsey)

A stroll down the boardwalk is always great for hours of fun...

By Little Cake Cupboard

... and I could literally spend hours looking at this cake, the level of detail is so mind-boggling! Look at the tiny posters! And the stitching on the bunting! And the even tinier ice-cream-stand bunting!

What a fantastic way to end the perfect beach day.

Anyway, just remember to stay safe out there, folks.
Drink plenty of water, wear your sunscreen, don't go swimming alone, and most importantly ...

By Cake Central member Lori123456

... have a beachin' summer!

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