This was commissioned as a baby shower cake and was such a darling idea. The cake was vanilla and a butter cake. So yellow and white. The frosting is all cream cheese butter cream vanilla.
The sand was created by remaining yellow cake and brown sugar whizzed in the food processor for a few seconds.
I handmade all the sea creatures, grass, and purple pods. The coral, a couple fish and shells were made from sugar molds. I hand sculpted the top tier into a paisley type shape to give the ocean a little more fluid movement. The frosting was double-dipped in two shades of blue with my angled spatula to make small water waves. All elements of this cake are edible as I try to do with all my cakes. I use a dowel rod covered in peachy colored fondant to elevate the little clown fish above the coral so he looked like he was floating.