I'm doing an ocean theme for my son's 1st bday this weekend and I would like to do a sandcastle cake. I wanted to use one of the plastic "sandcastle" sand buckets you can buy to make the cake in. Obviously you can't bake in those, though, since they're plastic. Any ideas on how to mold cake to that shape? Or would rice krispy treats work? OR...any other ideas on how to make a cool sandcastle cake?
I have a Nordicware sand castle cake pan that I bought at Williams and Sonoma, but just checked W&S website and don't see the pan listed anymore. You might luck out in your local W&S though. It's not a large cake pan, maybe 8 inch or so. Photo of the pan is on the link.
If your son is a youngster, he might get a kick out of this sandcastle cake. It's not fancy, just your basic sand castle a child might make at the beach with whats available for molding the wet sand.
Photo's of how the baker Mom made the cake plus a beachball cake are included. Other than that, what about molding rice Krispies treats in your plastic sandcastle and use it for a cake topper?