This was a fun cake to make for a girl coming home from the military. I was told she liked flip-flops, so I went from there. The cake is butter yellow with a rum-apricot-pineapple filling. The icing is buttercream, the "sand" is brown sugar, and the flip-flops & stars are fondant. The lettering is much clearer in person, and was achieved by stamping the message into the "sand", and then filling the grooves with blue-tinted gel icing to look like water.