I was commissioned to make this cake for a 40th birthday party for a lady who loves the tranquility of pebble beaches and has a particular fondness for marzipan.
The pebbles, starfish and shells are individually crafted pieces of marzipan. I managed to achieve a more natural pebble like effect by marbling the different colours.
My biggest challenge was creating a wave like effect on the sea. I considered various techniques found on other blog posts before coming up with a whole new idea. I have often used this technique of royal icing brush embroidery on wedding cakes. I just modified it slightly to suit the effect I was trying to achieve. The waves were meant to be gentle ones, so thinner lines of royal icing were piped before brushing them inwards.
I am pleased as punch with the overall effect & the customer seemed delighted to see it as well.