Summer beach party time for my niece Sophia's 4th birthday. This one was SO fun, and I think Soph loved it. The main cake was 3 layers of white cake torted with Swiss meringue buttercream. Beach ball was also white cake wrapped in marshmallow fondant. Gumpaste seashells and life preservers, Marshmallow fondant waves and bubbles. Brown sugar for beach sand worked out better than I expected. Bonus: I found a new use for my leaf cutter - FISH!
Strawberry cupcakes with brown sugar sand and tiny gumpaste beach balls. See artsy-fartsy pictures below to see the ball making process: