Lilah modeled her cake on her 10th birthday cake from Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey (home of The Cake Boss). She felt she had the skills to make a comparable cake only hers would be vegan and gluten free!
Hours were spend creating a modeling paste from sugar, coconut oil and soy milk which was used to make the girls, the seaweed, and the beach blanket. She used this same paste and a gumball to create the beach ball. The only “artificial” ingredient was the blue frosting. She simply ran out of time to try to create something with organic ingredients.
Covering the cake and the crumb coating of frosting is a layer of fondant. This was a brilliant addition because not only did it provide a smooth surface on which to build her beach scene, the fondant could be peeled off when the cake was being enjoyed and none of the brilliantly dyed blue water was consumed!