Coastal Confections and Seaside Scrummies

A quick recap on this weeks Coastal Seascape theme.

Monday we had a seascape board, Tuesday was all about setting the scene with invitations and coastal decor for the venue. Wednesday was Oh I do like to be beside the seaside with traditional, vintage and posh nosh and Thursday we did it ourselves with some fab pebble place settings, vintage shell labels, menus and shabby chic bunting.

So all that’s left today is to finish our trip to the seaside with a bit of cake, puddings, dessert tables (and I’ve sneaked in another little DIY) but most of all cake!

I have gone the whole hog here and there are fair few seashells but I have kept to the colour scheme and I have resisted a totally beachified cake and not included a sandcastle. If that’s your thing just type sandcastle wedding cake into Google and you will have a beach full :)

I love the calm simplicity of this beachside cake with driftwood fences and wooden chair topper Cakes by Robin found on Corolla Classic Vacations

Make a statement with a neutral coloured cake covered in textured shells like this seashell cake by Cute Sweet Things found on Cake Central

Or inject some of that deep blue sea colour with a simple design like this blue ruffle cake with starfish by Jenny Cookies found on Love Wed Bliss

OK I know I said no sandcastles but does this really count? I love the impression of the ruffled icing being the sea washing up on the shore of the beach, found on Pinterest. Using my new found skills with Google Image search I have tracked this down to Fondant Flinger photographed by Simply B Photos. If you want to know how to track down original sources of photographs you find have a read of this fab little article on Planet June

When it comes to the cutting add decorative detail to a vintage bone knife and server with ribbon and shells or buy these from Wedding Favour Boxes.

Load up your dessert table with seaside cookies and cupcakes, vanilla seashell cupcakes found on The Cupcake Blog, shell cupcakes (and recipe) from Sweetopia, starfish cookies Lorisplace on Etsy, seashell cookies found on Memories in Baking,

If you want to add a bit of vintage style to your table, then these vintage bathing beauty cookie cake decorations by Flour Box Bakery are very retro, for a step by step demo of how they were made visit the site.

Now you just need to set the scene to display your goodies, I found this DIY dessert table backdrop from the aptly named Postcards and Pretties which is made from scrap fabric. It has a real beach hut feel to it. I love the little cocktail stick flags too made with gold paper, they would make a nice little touch of sparkle, like the sun catching the waves :)

Or if you are DIY’d out buy a readymade seashell hanging like this one from Quality Shells

I can fair feel the sea breeze blowing in my hair, the smell of the sea in my nose, the sun on my face and the sand between my toes after preparing this week’s blog. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have and it has given you a wee bit of inspiration if you fancy a trip to the coast on your big day.

Will be back next week with a whole new colour palette until then have a fab weekend and do please feel free to comment on any of my blog posts, your feedback is much appreciated :)

 

 

 

 

 

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