Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ocean Theme Birthday Cake and a Marvelous Mess Party

For my Munchkins birthday party, we had an Ocean theme. Ove the next week or so I'll be sharing the different parts of the party that I crafted and organized to make this theme work....and it really did, it was so much fun!! The cake was really fun to make. I'm no fancy cake decorator, but I can admit I've stepped up my game since the days of the flat sheet cake. Now with this cake we're talking layers and we're talking homemade chocolate candies, we're talking edible glitter gel, and even a little spoon flick to make the top of the frosting resemble waves. 

To make the candies, I just bought a shell mold at AC Moore, melted some white chocolate, poured it in the containers and popped it out when it was ready. Really easy, and I thought it gave it a nice look. 

For the waves on the top frosting: Frost the top and then, with a small spoon, press the flat part near the tip into the frosting and pull up on the end of the handle in a vertical direction.

Here is the recipe:

Here is the recipe:
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips

~Set the stove for 350 and mix all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a *large* bowl. Once it is thoroughly mixed, add the chocolate chips and place it in two greased 9 inch cake pans. 
It should bake for around 45 minutes, but check it at 30 and every 5 minutes or so after, remembering that the melted chips can trick you.

You're going to love this cake!!!

Last week we had some fun projects linked up (as usual). Here's my favorite!!! I'll be featuring this project on my sidebar for a week:
Fine-Feathered Friend from Turtles and Tails. Love the feathers in's totally a fall look.

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Now, on to the party!!!


  1. Thanks for the great party!

  2. I'm loving that cake, wow! My daughter would totally go for a cake like that. Thanks for sharing & for hosting a fun party!

  3. Thank you for featuring me Missy!


  4. Thank you for the Ocean Themed Cake: I am planning a baby shower with the same theme in October, so this comes in SUPER handy for me...!!!
    You are da best!

  5. What a fun cake and theme for a birthday party!


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