Easy Beach Cake

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Earth Day is right around the corner and because I grew up in the Caribbean, I always think about our planet’s beaches and sea life. I want our children to grow up and be able to bask in the beauty of nature. In honor of Earth Day, I made this Easy Earth Day Beach Cake.

Earth Day Beach Cake

The truth is, I would not consider myself a baker. So believe me when I say that this cake is super easy to make.

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I found the most adorable beach house boxes at Michael’s and they were 50% off. So logically, I decided to bake a cake and put it in one.

Here’s what you’ll need:

For Cake-

1 box yellow cake mix (and of course the ingredients to make it)
1 tub lemon frosting
crushed vanilla wafer cookies
1 bag each Wilton candy melts

Other materials-

Beach box, plate or whatever else you want to put the cake on/in
candy mold
sea turtles and other sea creatures of your choice
aluminum foil
water scrapbook paper

Bake the cake according to package instructions in a 13×9 pan and allow to cool completely.

While the cake is baking prepare candy melts according to instructions. I swirled the brown and white together to add a special touch. Pour into shell candy mold and allow to set in refrigerator.

Cut cake into an appropriate sized square to fit in the box

Line the box with foil and put in cut yellow cake for the beach terrain.

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Frost the cake with lemon frosting. Of course, lemon frosting is a must for any beach scene. Sprinkle the top of cake thoroughly with crushed vanilla wafers.

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Decorate the cake with finished candy and sea creatures as you wish.

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Adding blue green scrapbook paper underneath your beach cake adds a nice touch. beach cake with turtle  800x1200

Feel free to enjoy all the oohs and ahhs. This cake would also be great for summer birthdays, beach days and may make another appearance at my house real soon.

Enjoy friends!

  • Comments ( 22 )

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    Hi there! Visiting from the All Things with Purpose link party. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing! I love the little turtle!

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      Such details in the sea turtle. And of course special because they are endangered. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Carlee @cookingwithcarlee

    That is really cute!

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    Kelsey Ferguson

    This is really cute! My little guy would love the crushed cookie ‘sand’ on top! Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I found your post on Motivation Monday. 🙂

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      He sure would and probably would sneak a few too.

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    this is the CUTEST cake!! I love it! I found you via the Titus Tuesday link up <3

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    Jerusha T. (The Disney Chef)

    What a clever way to use the box! I have a billion of these and I think this is a great new way to use them! Plus… Cake! Yum!

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    Adventures of Mel

    First of all, what a beautiful cake! That is gorgeous! I would have never thought to put the cake in one of those decorative boxes; that is brilliant. And I could almost see this as a small anniversary/wedding cake option, especially for a close-knit beach wedding. It’s gorgeous and sounds very scrumptious. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue, which aligns so perfectly with Earth Day.

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      Oh yeah…I am write with you Mel. The boxes are so cute and I’m wondering why I didn’t think of this cake before. 🙂

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    April J Harris (@apriljharris)

    What a fun and easy cake – it looks fantastic, Lisa! What a great way to make kids more aware of Earth Day and the environment. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and will tweet 🙂

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    Smiling Notes

    Such an easy and lovely cake! Perfect for a beach themed party 🙂

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      It really is. Now I want cake.

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    Morgan @ Managing Mommyhood

    So adorable! I love how simple this is!!

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      Thanks you. When it comes to baking Morgan, simple works best for me. 🙂

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    This is SO creative!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    Shannon Graham

    This is adorable! I wish I would have seen this for my wedding! It would have been perfect! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Link Party!

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    Such a cute idea and a refreshing change from typical Earth Day ideas. Visiting from #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

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    Melissa Vera

    Hi just stopping by to let you know that your amazing post was picked as a feature on this week’s #HomeMattersParty. You can find it at http://adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-83/. While you are there make sure to grab the I was featured button for your sidebar. Congrats and thanks for linking up.

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