Do you know a salty sailor, a fanatical fisher, or a marvellous mermaid whose birthday is coming up? Check out these fabulous nautical celebration cakes - from a shark full of fish lollies to extravagant jelly-moulded masterpieces, there's something to satisfy the whole crew!

The Sailboat

Don your lifejacket and hoist the sails!This sweet and simple cake is perfect for your favourite yachtie.

Recipe

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Lighthouse Cupcakes

These cute maritime cupcakes are perfect for sharing - and they're surprisingly simple! Make life easy by using ice cream cones to create your lighthouses.

Recipe

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Fish Cake

No, not those kind of fish cakes. This one's for the fishers with a sweet tooth!

Recipe

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Classic Rum Cake

This one's for the grown-ups! Pro tip from an old sailor: used spiced rum for added depth of flavour.

recipe

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Mindy the Mermaid

Yes, from that classic children's birthday cake cookbook used by every kiwi mum in the 90's...you know the one!

recipe

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The Minimalist Mermaid

This one could also work as fish scales...though that doesn't sound very appetising now that we think of it.

Recipe

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Vegan Surfer Cheesecake

For the Mount Maunganui-based wellness queen, surfer, influencer-type in your life...This one is perfect for #thegram

Recipe

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Coral Reef Cake

This one will take a bit of time, which makes it the perfect lockdown project! (The American in our midst suggests substituting digestive biscuits for the graham crackers).

recipe

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The Stuffed Shark

It may not be Shark Week, but we're loving this fearful creation. It's a red velvet shark. With candy fishies in its tummy. Get your jaws around that!

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Whirlpool School of Sharks

While we're on the subject of our favourite apex preditor, how gorgeously terrifying is this ombre creation?

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Cake by the Ocean

This one really takes the, er, cake. You've got pillowy-soft sand, an aquamarine jelly sea, and fondant palm trees shading your beach chairs. This cake is almost as good as that trip to Rarotonga you had to cancel because of lockdown...Almost.

recipe

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