I have a New Jersey / Jersey Shores cake due this weekend and I am STUMPED. This has never happened to me before and I am PANICKED! I guess my problem is that I have never been to New Jersey, yet alone Jersey Shores.
The client requested a cake in the shape of New Jersey...no problem. Then he asked for a Jersey Shores (boardwalk) theme. Only thing I could come up with is beach, sand, wooden boardwalk.
Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!
The Jersey Shore was such a big part of my childhood!!!! It's all about fun! The biggest things for me are the arcades (casinos if you're doing Atlantic City), frozen custard, the music, and the seagulls stealing your french fries. Boys are attempting to win stuffed animals for girls at the fair games. Ski-ball tournaments were always fun and don't forget the rides!
There are several places in the state that are popular. My family mainly went to Point Pleasant http://www.pointpleasantbeach.com/boardwalk.htm and Atlantic City. Have fun with this cake!!!!
Some of boardwalks on the Jersey Shore also have the typical carnival rides, jitneys, water slides, food booths w/beach fare such as pizza, cheesesteaks, boardwalk fries and funnel cakes (aka curly version of fried dough), and salt water taffy . And, of course, there's always the infamous "watch the tram car please; please, watch the tramcar" recording coming from the tram cars. This drove me so insane that I was literally hearing it in my sleep for days after I left. Now when I think of the Jersey Shore the first thing that pops into my head is that damned tram car, lol! A board walk with some sort of carnival theme would be a good starting point, I think. HTH
ive been to jersey shore many times, atlantic city and seaside heights.
my advice would be to google jersey shore and see what images you find.
it is all about the boardwalk, rides, games, food, ocean and sand.
it really has a feel all its own.
wish you luck, and would love to see a pic when done.
what you said sounds good..maybe add a lighthouse, umbrellas and lounge chairs.