This was my first attempt at decorating a beach birthday cake. I wanted to do something different than the standard flowers with leaves. This was for our pastor's wife, who loves the beach. The writing is crowding the top, I did that part first and then decided it needed a border. I also didn't realize that my red flowers would look a little too much like Christmas. Oops! Tonight I am going to a good friends' house to learn how to use fondant! I'm very excited! I will post my fondant creation tomorrow.