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!
Don your lifejacket and hoist the sails!This sweet and simple cake is perfect for your favourite yachtie.
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.
No, not those kind of fish cakes. This one's for the fishers with a sweet tooth!
Classic Rum Cake
This one's for the grown-ups! Pro tip from an old sailor: used spiced rum for added depth of flavour.
The Minimalist Mermaid
This one could also work as fish scales...though that doesn't sound very appetising now that we think of it.
Vegan Surfer Cheesecake
For the Mount Maunganui-based wellness queen, surfer, influencer-type in your life...This one is perfect for #thegram
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).
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!
Whirlpool School of Sharks
While we're on the subject of our favourite apex preditor, how gorgeously terrifying is this ombre creation?
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.