The Surf and Shark dessert table is our latest and one of my favorites. We created some fun custom desserts for this special 5th birthday party, but what made it extra fun were all the details that the birthday boy’s mom put into the table as well. She was looking for an alternative to a traditional cake but still wanted that centerpiece WOW factor. I came across the idea for the candy cake on pinterest and she was on board. The candy cake features the birthday boy’s favority candy. Each one was stuck to a styrofoam base on using low tack tape so the kids could remove them easily. The cake is resting on a surfboard that the birthday boy’s dad made and it was raised using fish bowls filled with dark blue water.
The rest of the desserts on the menu were red velvet cake pops that were dipped in two shades of blue with shark fins coming out of the top. The popcorn cones were made by David’s mom, she is so crafty, and filled with caramel popcorn. The base was filled with light blue jordan almonds. There were light blue vanilla bean marshmallows, gumballs, shark shaped “oreo” cookies and blue vanilla bean french macarons. We also added rock candy in two shades of blue, surfboard cookies, and blue raspberry jello with gummy sharks. The spoons were topped with mini pictures of David surfing. The cupcakes were vanilla and chocolate and featured blue frosting with either a gummy shark or a cake shark on top. The children also got to take home some gummy skewers that had blue shark gummies as well as homemade gumdrops in various colors. The only thing that didn’t turn out that great was the cotton candy. The idea was adorable though. We used blue striped paper straws to hold the cotton candy and put them in a styrofoam base filled with goldfish. Unfortunately the day was humid and the cotton candy melted. Lesson learned. Overall I am really happy with the way the table turned out and more importantly, the birthday boy and his parents loved it!
Check out our party gallery to see more photos of this dessert table plus some of our other summer dessert tables.