beach wedding cakes

Nautical Themed Wedding Cake Ideas

When it comes to a nautical themed wedding, I personally envision a stylish east coast preppy wedding.  Think the Kennedy's sailing on their yacht near Hyannisport on Cape Cod.  The nautical motif usually incorporates things like sailboats, lighthouses, Adirondack chairs, anchors, and beach items such as starfish and sand dollars.  And when it comes to the color scheme, think blue, green and white with a hint of khaki mixed in here and there.   With all that in mind, I set out on a quest to find some of my favorite nautical themed cakes at Flickr.  You can see a collage of my favorites below: As you can see from all the photos above, I generally prefer a white fondant or buttercream base for the cake color.  That way, the designer


Beach Wedding Cake Ideas

When it comes to creating a beach wedding cake that will wow your guests, consider the location of your wedding and use the local landscape and scenery as your inspiration.   Will you be getting married in a more tropical setting full of hibiscus flowers or a more nautical setting near a cliff-side lighthouse?  Take a cue from your surroundings and you are sure to have an impressive cake. Seashells Without a doubt, the most popular motif for a beach wedding cake is seashells.  Television shows like Cake Boss demonstrate just how creative and talented cake bakers across the U.S. are these days.  If you give your baker some shells that you love as inspiration, they should be able to create similar "shells" out of marzipan, chocolate,


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