We took a vacation to the beach in California the week before my son's 5 birthday so we decided on a beach theme this year.
These were a lot of work, but fun to do as they weren't my typical cakes. As he has wheat/egg allergies, I decided to make them out of chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Plus, I thought they would be sturdier as well. I searched online for a mold I could use for the pails and ended up finding a large muffin tin in Michaels that worked perfect!
For most of the shells/sea creatures, I bought a chocolate mold and used fondant in the mold. The shell in the top left was made by hand. I then dusted everything in gold and silver luster dust. The "sand" is Gluten Free graham cracker crumbs (not easy to find in stores, but I found them on Amazon).
I made 12 of them in total in 6 different colors...more than enough for every kid to have 1. They were a great hit at my son's water party!!