Ocean Cake

by Cosette
(Rainier, WA)





By the time I took on the challenge of this ocean cake, my husband and I had completed a few free-hand painted ones already. Every time he paints he is looking to improve from his last project and come up with some new idea.


My husband was scheduled to deploy with his Army unit, when I was asked to submit cakes for a magazine spread. I could have used my old designs, but my hubs thought “why not do one more before I go?”

He had been considering doing an ocean themed cake for a while, but with this opportunity coming at the same time as the anniversary of his father’s passing on Sept. 11 and this being his last chance before his deployment, it seemed a perfect time to do it.

MY HUSBANDS HERO

His dad spent 36 years serving this country in the U.S. Navy and taken from us tragically two years after his retirement. He loved the ocean and he lived life fully. He was basically my husband’s hero. His father was an avid diver, which explains the theme.

ELEMENTS OF THE SEA

We are both from the Monterey, California area, so subject inspiration came a lot from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s amazing sea-life exhibits. My husband also lived in Hawaii as a child and spent a lot of time with his father in the ocean there. There are elements of Hawaii in the cake, from the humpback whale to the seashells.

We spent our honeymoon in Hawaii and brought home a collection of shells, which we used to fill the wine-glass cake stand and to create fondant molds. The sea turtles were drawn from my husband’s childhood memory of snorkeling with turtles on the big island, also with his father.

From invitation to inspiration, conception and completion, this design has bits of memories my husband and I have of us and his amazing father.

The ocean cake still didn’t receive as much attention as my Japanese/Koi design, but for my husband, this was a big deal and a cake to be proud of. Hopefully, his father thinks so too.

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Jan 31, 2015
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ocean takes to the sea
by: Linda ann Rimellnymous

That is just so awesome oh wow so much work gone into that cake of love .

Dec 15, 2013
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Beautiful Cake
by: Caitlyn

This wonderful cake reminds me of going to the Aquarium with my family. I love the turtle and jellyfish!

Dec 15, 2013
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Great colors!
by: Orion

So beautiful, I almost wouldn't want to eat the cake. Almost... but I bet it will taste awesome too!!! and I LOVE to eat cake!

Dec 14, 2013
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Under the Sea
by: Alyssa

Such a beautiful ocean themed cake. I love it! This would be perfect for a Hawaiian, beach wedding.

Dec 14, 2013
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Turtles!!!
by: Adrian

What I like about it is the turtles because I love turtles!!!

Dec 14, 2013
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Ocean depths!!!
by: Ronnie

I like that each layer of the cake represents different ocean depths and the animals that live in them. Very cool!!!

Dec 14, 2013
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Awesome turtle!!!
by: Nolen

That turtle is awesome! Where are the penguins?

Dec 14, 2013
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beautiful
by: Anonymous

Love it. So beautiful.

Dec 14, 2013
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Ocean Cake
by: Anonymous

What a lovely cake for a beachside wedding!

Dec 14, 2013
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Omg
by: Anonymous

Move over Wyman...

Dec 14, 2013
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Love it
by: Anonymous

Amazing!!!

Dec 14, 2013
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super amazing
by: A Wright

Knowing you this probably tastes as wonderful as it looks....both of you have such amazing talent

Dec 14, 2013
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wow
by: Anonymous

once again amazed by your talent

Dec 13, 2013
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Absolutely Beautiful
by: Anonymous

I Love this cake

Dec 13, 2013
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Pretty!
by: Anonymous

Amazing work!

Dec 13, 2013
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WOW
by: Anonymous

gorgeous!!

Dec 13, 2013
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Gorgeous!
by: Lisa

This is an amazing cake! Very pretty colors, unique features & is versatile enough for weddings, birthdays or even graduation celebrations.

Dec 12, 2013
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Ariel's wedding cake!!!!
by: Red D.

The perfect wedding cake for the princess of the sea!
Luv it! Luv it! Luv it!

Dec 12, 2013
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Ocean Cake
by: Anonymous

Awesome!

Dec 12, 2013
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Hawaii
by: Stella

Definetly reminds me of Hawaii, especially the sea turtles.

Dec 11, 2013
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awesome
by: Angelina

Only a truly gifted cake decorator can create something as astonishing as this.

Dec 11, 2013
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pretty neat
by: oscar

reminds me of finding nemo

Dec 10, 2013
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Mesmerizing
by: Brionne

I think this cake is a beautiful expression of a life well lived, painted from the memories of a loving son. It is a wonderful passion you both share, as did dad, a true love of the ocean. I can feel the sun and the hot sand under my toes just looking at this amazing piece of art. And of course it reminds me of my last trip to the Monterey bay aquarium with Dad and we all just stood there mesmerized by the jellyfish. That is definitely a feeling I relive when looking at this cake. Mesmerized. As always beautiful work!

Dec 10, 2013
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OCEAN CAKE
by: A.Darang

This cake is so beautiful. I was just watching the Ocean on Animal planet and this cake brings the ocean to you. Colors are so vivid.

Dec 04, 2013
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Master piece
by: Abby gales

Every time I see you master pieces I a more and more amazed you two make a wonderful team

Dec 03, 2013
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This Cake is SO COOL
by: Kina Maki

I can't believe how cool this cake is! It would be perfect for my friend's wedding as they love everything about the sea and are going to Maui. I just can't believe how wonderful it is...... I'm impressed.

Dec 03, 2013
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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

You are an angel, and I love ya'lls work :)

Dec 03, 2013
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wow
by: Anonymous

Amazing! Reminds me of Monterey Bay.

Dec 03, 2013
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Amazing...
by: Lynda Huynh

Wow that is amazing! You are so talented.

Dec 03, 2013
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Ocean Cake
by: Linda Neely

It is a beautiful cake from a beautiful inspiration! I know Dad loves it, its dessert! And I know that he is very proud of you both.

Dec 03, 2013
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Bushore
by: Cheryl

This cake is like looking into an aquarium! It would be perfect for any sea loving person!

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