Here is the beach birhday cake I made for my son's 7th birthday. His beach theme inspired an island made of brown sugar, a fondant and gumpaste tree, along with a friendly fondant crab. I included him in a bathing suit and towel entirely made of fondant.
The cake itself is chocolate with strawberry filling and rolled fondant.
The top is made of sugar glass and was placed on the top tier of the cake.