Saturday, 29 September 2012

German Chocolate Wedding Cake

German Chocolate Wedding Cake with edible sand and seashells

Well, another life goal accomplished. I made my first wedding cake! My dad and his lovely wife got married last week in southern California on the beach and had a beach themed wedding. I was given the honor of making the cake (and cupcakes)!

My dad's favorite cake is german chocolate and his mom (whom is no longer with us) used to make it for him. Also, the traditional coconut pecan frosting that goes on german chocolate cake kinda looks like sand. In honor of my grandma we decided to go with german chocolate cake. For the cupcakes we went with a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and a carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

My new stepmom ordered lots of chocolate seashells. There were milk chocolate, white chocolate, and swirl. I felt like they needed some color so I painted them with luster dust. If you have not tried luster dust, let me tell you, I am extremely sad that I did not discover this wonderful product until just now! It gave the shells depth, shine, and color. I loved it!

After 4 days of baking, mixing, dishwashing, piping, luster dusting, and finding cake batter in strange places, this was what came of all the madness...

And we all ate cake and drank champagne and were married! Congratulations to my dad and his wife! It was a wonderful trip to CA, I loved seeing my family :)


  1. Beautiful! I wish you could have brought me a cupcake ;)

  2. You did an amazing job! I love it! How did you get the frosting to look so smooth? The German chocolate cake frosting I usually make is pretty sticky and clumpy. Also, did you use brown sugar or graham cracker crumbs for the sand? Thanks!

  3. I used a food processor to ground the coconut and pecans to get it really smooth looking and I used some vanilla wafers and brown sugar for the sand :)