I'm telling you...fondant is so easy to make, even an 8 year old can do it!
We mixed green food coloring into the fondant for the palm tree leaves:
The curvy shapes give the palm tree a lot of character. The leaves are still fragile, so we made plenty of leaves to get one good tree.
Crumb coating the 3 layer cake:
The side got a layer of blue for the ocean:
White fondant waves were placed on top of the medium blue fondant strip:
A dark blue fondant strip finished off the water/waves:
The top was sprinkled with brown sugar to create a beach (that means the top of your cake can be imperfect because the sugar will cover it):
Place pretzel tiki hut and plumeria:
The tree and tiki torches went in last:
She loved her cake!
Total time into the cake was approximately 4 hours: made fondant Wednesday night and formed leaves & flowers (hr), baked cakes Friday night (hr), frosted and decorated Saturday morning (2hrs).
She lit up when she saw the flowers.
Kid parties don't have to break the bank.