Sizzling Summer Themed Cakes from Pink Cake Box
Summer is the perfect time to host a sweet event. Whether you’re throwing a garden gala or a backyard barbecue bash, you can make it memorable with amazing summer themed cakes.
But what comes to mind when you think of summer? In this article we’ll feature cakes made with some of the top symbols of your favorite season:
- Oceans and Seashores
- Tasty Treats
- Garden Flowers
- Sports and Leisure Activities
- Cuddly (or Not So Cuddly) Critters
So grab your flip-flops (or your flip-flop cake!) and a glass of lemonade as we stroll through a collection of Pink Cake Box’s best summer themed cakes and desserts .
Oceans of Fun
If you dream of bringing the beauty of the sea to your dessert table, the sky’s the limit. Summer themed cakes can be made to look like sand castles, sweeping ocean waves or coated in shimmery, edible seashells.
Or perhaps you prefer a nautical themed cake? Lined with boats, anchors and crustaceans, your guests will think they’ve docked on the New England coast!
And sometimes you just like hanging out on the beach with a fruity drink. In that case, a tropical cake might work best, featuring you sitting pretty atop your very own summer paradise. That’s what we created for our client Kristen’s 21st birthday.
Celebrate summer Hawaiian style! Adorn your cake with neon tikis or sweet hula dancers. Bring the spirit of the islands right to your party with a luau themed cake. Aloha and mahalo!
Neon colors and vibrant hues make these cakes the focal point of any party.
What foods do you enjoy in the summer? S’mores are one of the most popular seasonal snacks of all time. So who could resist a cake made to look like their beloved treat? Flavors can be catered to your desire- this creation was chocolate with an Oreo cream filling.
Does a family picnic kindle your fondest feelings for summer? Bring that feeling right indoors with your very own picnic basket cake. This one is actually shaped like a real picnic basket, complete with fondant bread, cheese, and a drumstick! And what picnic would be complete without an edible ant? Now that’s a summer themed cake to remember!
This little teddy bear wants the picnic all to himself. He sits atop a cupcake tower on a red and white checkered blanket, ready for a 1st birthday party. The fondant critters stay on each cupcake, where they belong!
A Piece of Patriotism
If you’re celebrating an event near the Fourth of July, there’s always dessert for you. Red, white and blue fondant adorns this topsy turvy masterpiece, highlighted with glittering stars.
Your cake can reflect your love of America, too, even if it’s not the 4th of July. Check out this Americana inspired 1st birthday cake, with airbrushed accents and a patriotic fondant teddy bear on top! Believe it or not, this cake is gluten-free and the tiers are made in red, white and blue to mimic the American flag. You can’t get more patriotic than that!
Grab a beach ball cake pop for some summer fun! The perfect miniature cake treat for a beach or pool theme birthday party!
A Feast of Flowers
Summer flowers come in every color of the rainbow. Create your own edible garden right at the dessert table by showering your cake with summertime flora.
Or have your cake shaped like a tropical flower, like this gorgeous (and delicious!) Hawaiian Hibiscus.
We can’t pass up a summertime post without including our favorite line of garden themed birthday cakes!
The luckiest surfers in the world get to ride fondant waves! Whether it’s a girl surfer…
…or a boy, these edible cuties hang ten in the sweetest form. This cupcake topper even included a little boy surfer and his dogs. Talk about lucky pups!
Sometimes there are so many sports to choose from in the summer that you just can’t decide what to do next. This nature/sports themed cake features a plethora of activities, including sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, biking, roasting marshmallows and more. And to top it off, this cake is nut-free. Phew!
Continuing the surfing theme, this surfboard inspired cake was for an avid surfer. We managed to replicate all four of the man’s surfboards in full detail around the base of the cake tier.
If you prefer diving deep beneath frosted blue waves, then a scuba themed cake might be in order.
This groom’s cake was inspired by the groom’s favorite hobby, scuba diving. You’ll find the groom in scuba gear being chased by sharks (but don’t worry, I’m pretty sure the sharks are the ones about to be eaten!).
Sailing, boating and fishing are all favorite past-times of summer. Your multi-layered cake can feature an individual sailboat right at the top, customized with a familiar fondant fisherman (or woman!).
Think bigger– your summer themed cake can even be the sailboat, like this cake created to look like a real-life Precision 23 sailboat.
Summer Themed Cakes Need Critters, Too!
We can’t forget our little friends of summer. Creepy crawlies turn cute with these garden bug cupcakes, perfect for children’s birthdays or summer baby showers.
And butterflies bring the beauty of nature to any event, especially when the cake is ombre!
And these sweet seahorses sit regally atop this wedding cake, which was held at an aquarium.
Summer critters are even found underwater. Some of our favorite ocean animals make their way to the dessert table, like this giant stingray, who happened to be the perfect subject for a specialized groom’s cake.
Last, but certainly not least, our favorite critters of all – ladybugs! We love ladybugs at Pink Cake Box and always look for opportunities to incorporate them into our cakes!
Summer may only last a few months, but your guests will always remember the amazing summer themed cake you served during the hottest season of the year!