Beach-Themed Wedding Cakes\\nNautical- and ocean-themed cakes to complement a wedding near the water\\nA fresh alternative to a traditional wedding cake, a cupcake tower is a fitting finish for a breezy beach celebration. Cupcakes adorned with fondant starfish make up this custom five tier tower; the teal cream-cheese frosting was specially prepared to match the couple's wedding colors. Cupcakes by the [Cupcake Bistro](http://www.thecupcakebistro.net/).\\nThis pale peach fondant cake captures the relaxed atmosphere of a casual wedding by the beach. Titled \\"The Embrace,\\" the three-tier cake is airbrushed to achieve a sunset effect—a sugar-paste fence, sand, and kissing bride and groom complete the scene. Cake design by [Sin Desserts](http://www.eatwicked.com/).\\nHaving an old-fashioned clambake on the beach? A fanciful \\"seafood boil\\" groom's cake makes a fun addition to the festivities. Sugar paste shrimp, crabs, and white chocolate vegetables are surprisingly life-like—even the \\"newspaper\\" is edible. Cake design by [Debbie Does Cakes](http://www.debbiedoescakes.net/).\\nThis design was inspired by \\"The Great Wave off Kanagawa,\\" a famous 19th-century woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Covered in pale-blue fondant, the tiers are parted by glass pillars filled with pearl strings. Cake design by [Alix's Cakes](http://www.alixs-cakes.co.uk/).\\nThis vanilla pound cake features edible seashells and coral, as well as round tiers in a spectrum of chocolate hues. Cake design by [Classic Cake](http://www.ahbfoods.com/).\\nBring a lighthearted, beachy vibe to your wedding with a four-tier buttercream cake decorated with a blue fondant ribbon and a cascade of fondant seashells; a handmade fondant mermaid tops off the whimsical confection. Cake design by [Fluffy Thoughts Cakes](http://www.fluffythoughts.com/).\\nThis buttercream-and-fondant cake, adorned with handmade sugar draping, flowers and seashells, is a more traditional take on an ocean-inspired confection. Cake design by [Ruth Drennan Cakes](http://www.ruthdrennancakes.com/).