Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Mixture of seashells..starfish and a little bit of fondant

Ever since I feasted my eyes on this gorgeous cake from Bella's Rose Cottage....




....which you can read about on my post here, I've wanted to make create a cake just as pretty - with a sea inspired twist. So in the New Year, one of my goals is to take cake making lessons - to learn how to work with fondant...so I can create a a fabulous coastal cake.  

Here are some photographs I've collected to provide inspiration...while I won't make a triple or quad tiered cake...I certainly think I will go for a small double decker.  I just have to figure out what to do with the cake when I am done. Besides eating it of course.    














Each one of these cakes is like a work of art. 
Hope you like my picks...which one
is your favorite?

20 comments:

Kaybe said...

I love the square white cake with the sea fans. So pretty - too pretty to eat. So, besides your interior design skills - I think I am seeing a frustrated baker somewhere here. Will we be seeing you on Cake Boss anytime soon :)

sealaura said...

OMG you just opened my beachy mind to something I had not even considered. For my wedding I am def getting something like this. So hard to pick but the subtle understated ones are my faves. Now if only I were engaged!!!!!! At least I can start the planning. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

They are just gorgeous. I love the blue with the white shells!

Donna said...

Wow, these cakes are works of art! So hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to chose, it would be the 6th cake! I've never worked with fondant, sounds like it would be a fun class, though!

vicki said...

Holy cow these are drop dead gorgeous! I love them all- do I have to choose 1? Ok- the blue one with white shells-

Fabulous!!!
Vicki

Cathy said...

#8 and #11 are exquisite, although any would be appreciated as they truly are works of art. If only I had an ounce of their talent.

Stripes by the Seaside.. said...

some amazing creations all of them...i could not bear to cut them ! Mel xx

Design Elements said...

they are incredible! happy new year!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-those are all gorgeous. I love them all...but really love the ones with the blue fondant the best...and that one turquoisy one? OH MY! They are all way too pretty to ever cut into! Have fun-I have always wanted to take a cake making class too...if I were there I'd go with you. Hugs-Diana

Completely Coastal said...

I adore all these coastal cakes!!! True eye candy! Can't wait to see what you'll create!! Reminds me that I have something with fondant shells in my files somewhere...., just got to find it, haha.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

There is absolutely NO way that I could pick a favorite - they are all so lovely. Love, love, love 'em!!

Happy New Year!

beth said...

Those are some beautiful cakes! I couldn't possibly choose a favorite. I do like the all white ones a lot, though.
Can't wait to see your cake!
Beth.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Blue one w/white shells! But how in the world could anyone stick a fork into that beauty??? lol!

xoxo laurie

Deb said...

They are all just beautiful works of art! My favorite is the pale blue one with white seashells! ~Deb~

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy New Year! Oh I wish they were numbered, I kept loosing count - LOL!!! So I tried a different approach, my fav is the third from the bottom! Wouldn't it make a nice birthday cake!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Soooo many beautiful cakes, Debbie! I remember when you posted about the first one (the pink one)... I just love that cake!
Have fun baking... can't wait to see the cake when it's done. :)
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,
Jo :)

theLENNOXX said...

OMG these are all so gorgeous! Impossible to pick a favorite here. I love the little sea fans, they look so real! Can't wait to see your cake when you get on this project!

xo Linda

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I like #'s 1,6 and 11. I actually think they are all fabulous works of art...it's too difficult to pick a favorite. I took a cake decorating class years ago and learned how to make roses and other flowers but never worked with fondant. Can't wait to see what you create! What do you mean by you "have to figure out what to do with it after you make it"!?! The answer is...all your blogging buddies will help you eat it!!! It will be a blogging feast!

Linda said...

These cakes are beyond gorgeous! Makes me want to have another wedding! LOL

Beautiful Details said...

My wedding cake was a lot like the last three. But I think my favorite is the last one. Love the texture. Can't wait to see what you create!