For this cake I was asked to make a Hawaiian beach cake similar to the first Hawaiian beach cake that I made a few years ago. I really love the lei around the bottom. I think it makes the cake have the Hawaiian feel rather than just being a plain old beach cake. I have put palm trees on several of my cakes and every time I make one I love them. The trunk is just a pretzel rod and the leaves are gum paste.
The little blue lump there is sunscreen.
It says SPF 30 on the little label. I painted the Happy Birthday words onto the fondant.
I did this with the "Happy Fall Y'all" cake too. Painting words on is my new favorite!