Beach Theme Wedding Cakes

Getting married on the beach? Have you considered beach theme wedding cakes? Whether you are getting married at the beach, having an outdoor summer wedding, or just have a beach themed wedding, this type of wedding cake might be just what you are looking for.

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Beach Theme Wedding Cake - Seashells and Starfish

One way to incorporate the beach theme into your wedding is to have a seashell wedding cake. A seashell wedding cake is not that hard to design. Usually, the cake colors are beige (to look like sand) or blues and greens (to look like water). The seashells and starfish can be real, or you can ask your baker to use plastic models that look real or to create the seashells using frosting. You can also use cinnamon and brown sugar to look like sand.

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Beach Theme Wedding Cake - Sand Castles

A great beach theme wedding cake would be one that has sandcastles. With sandcastles, you can pair other things like pails and shovels to complete the look. If you do not want your cake decorated in sandcastles you could either just have a sandcastle cake topper or you could choose to decorate the cake table with a sandcastle, sand pails, and shovels.

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Beach Theme Wedding Cake - Nautical Themes

If you are looking for a beach theme wedding cake with a nautical theme you can certainly choose the most popular choice - a sailboat. However, there are many things you can choose which are about the beach. If you have any water sport interests, you can highlight them with your cake. Some ideas would include snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, or surfing.

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Beach Theme Wedding Cake - Tropical Flowers

Most brides having a beach themed wedding are familiar with tropical flowers. They are usually used in the bouquets and centerpieces why not use them in the cake as well? Wedding Cakes with Fresh Flowers can be quite beautiful. 

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When decorating a wedding cake with flowers you can cascade the flowers down the cake in a spiral pattern, place flowers in between layers, use a flower wedding cake topper or scatter flower petals on the cake table. You can also use the same type of flowers in a centerpiece or bouquet on the cake table to complete this beautiful look. Adding tropical flowers can change ordinary wedding cakes into beach theme wedding cakes.

Beach Theme Wedding Cakes – Other Ideas

There are many ways you can bring in the wedding theme into your cake choices – here are a few more ideas.

Design – We have already talked about some of the most common beach designs seashells, starfish, nautical themes, sandcastles, and exotic flowers. You can also add other design elements like pearls, sea glass, sand dollars, beach chairs, seaweed, surfboards, or even flamingos!

Colors – Typically beach themed wedding cakes tend to be beige or blue to show either the sand or the water element. Sometimes they are white to show the contrast of the colors of tropical flowers or other design elements like seashells or nautical items.

Flavors – For a summer cake you might want to use themed flavors or keep the taste lighter. Fruit and citrus flavors are very popular for a summer wedding. You might want to highlight flavors that are in season in your cake or frosting. 

Nothing screams summertime like fresh berries. This could be a flavor choice like strawberry and cream or using the berries in a filling between the layers like a lemon cake with red raspberry filing, or you might just use them as a decoration – putting fresh berries on top of the cake!

Still looking for more ideas – sometimes seeing photos is the best way to find the perfect design or to at least kick start your creativity!

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