How to Make Easy Summer Themed Cakes

Summer is a time for friends and fun. A time to get together for parties and barbecues.

It’s always a little sad to see summer come to an end. But summer is almost over and all of the kids are going back to school.

Everyone wants to get in as much summer fun as possible. So now is the time to plan that final summer bash. Here are some great tutorials for some fun summer themed cakes.

How to make a Bucket of Sand Cake

Sharon Peled made this cute sand in a bucket cake and explains how to make it on her blog

This would make a fun children’s summer party cake. Sharon says the little gum paste rake even works.

I can picture this cake as a single serving cake, like a cupcake size. Then you can let the kids rake the sand around like a Japanese garden before they eat the cake.

The recipe for the sand is not in the tutorial but she shares a link that will take you to a separate edible sand tutorial.

How to Make a Watermelon Cake

This cake is so fun! Who doesn’t love a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day?

This watermelon cake made by Michelle at is sure to be the talk of the barbecue. And it’s easy to make! Or at least Michelle makes it look easy.

Michelle also shares a recipe for a yummy watermelon cake along with a tip on how to keep your chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of your cake batter.

How to Make a Summer Fun Beach Cake

What’s more reminiscent of summer than a trip to the beach? Whether you’re close to the ocean or not, this cake will take you there.

This tutorial by is a great one. Not only are the little details so cute, but there are cutters and tools available for most of them. This tutorial shows how to use all of the tools as well as where to purchase them.

I love the cleanness of this cake and the effect of the sand without using an edible sand.

How to Make a Flowery Rainbow Heart Cake

We can’t forget summery flowers and rainbows! Darla at made such a cute flowery cake. She separated the cake into color sections and decorated them with different shades and shapes of flowers.

Not only is the outside adorable but she also created a rainbow heart on the inside of the cake using different colors of batter. You have to bake two cakes to create the rainbow heart effect but who wouldn’t love two cakes?

How to Make a Flip Flop Cake

I don’t know about you, but I spend 99 percent of my summer in flip flops. Truth be told, I wear them all year round. It’s just fast and easy.

Back on topic, this flip flop tutorial by Linda at is fun and easy and it can be customized to any color, pattern or style imaginable. I can see this cake turned into a whole flip flop themed party.

I picture a tween or teenage girls flip flop spa party where they decorate their own flip flops and get pedicures. Any girl would be in heaven. Now that I think about it, I want a flip flop spa party!


So are these tutorials helpful and inspiring? I know they were for me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go make some “Flip Flop Spa” party invitations!

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