I am doing a cake (and the catering) for a bride. She emphatic that it is a SoCal beachy theme and not a luau or any type of Hawaiian theme. My dilemma:
All these cakes either look Hawaiian or East Coast Beach.
I'm not seeing anything that looks SoCal beach. I live in SoCal. The beaches are ugly here. They are boring, nondescript and the water is filthy. In fact, when people ask me what do I miss most about living back east - my first thought is always, bar-none - "the Beaches!"
I could make it SoCal in a heartbeat if it weren't a wedding cake and was a novelty cake, surf boards and woodies go hand-in-hand to represent SoCal beaches. But that would instantly tacky up the cake.
Right now I'm settling on a cake similar to this (because I love it so much)
and I know the bride will love it - but it screams Charleston, Dunes to me.
Does anyone have any ideas out there? I love SoCal... but I'm drawing a blank.
Lemon Bars with Blueberries on top, smores cake pops, mini red velevet cupcakes, mini almond-sour cream cupcakes. The six inch round is a carrot cake. I had three display tables of bite sized desserts.
What about the Arches in Baha. I just came back and I thought that would be a great cake..