Beach-Themed Wedding Cakes

A wedding by the water calls for a breezy, sun-and-surf-inspired cake. We found the best beachy cakes, with details like aqua-blue fondant and edible shells, that will provide the perfect accent to your seaside soirée.

A Beach-Inspired Cake with Blue and Sand-Colored Tiers

Rachel Skvaril of the New Orleans-based bakery Fondant Flinger made this whimsical beach-inspired wedding cake. To create the ocean waves, she rolled out thin sheets of blue-tinted fondant and "ruffled" them around the bottom tier. Then to make the top tier resemble sand, she covered tier with sugar and added a fondant starfish and sand dollar. Inside, the flavors were vanilla cake layered with raspberry-flavored Swiss meringue buttercream.

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Photo: Simply B Photos by Amy Earle