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A couple of things to keep in mind though...
* Since your reception may be on beach, consider sun! If you are having a dawn or dusk ceremony, heat from sun will probably not be a major factor. However, if you are having your wedding midday, consider an "ornamental" cake. By that I mean, not edible with exception of perhaps bottom layer if you and groom plan to cut it. You don't want your creation to melt!
* Consider draping your cake in a decorative manner with tulle to keep bugs and sand out of it. It would be beautiful yet practical.
* Purchase decorative, individual cake boxes. Fill them and perhaps tie your wedding program or thank you to them with ribbon. Keep them in a cooler until time to pass them out to your guests. They will serve as your wedding favor, killing two birds with one stone!
* Make your own beach theme wedding cake! Look inside next "Duncan Hines" cake mix you buy. The instruction for making baking tiered cakes are printed on inside of box! You can do it. If you can't, I'll bet you know a friend who could! In EVERY town there is a friend or a "friend of a friend" who makes beautiful wedding cakes. It's a hobby for them. They love doing it! Of course they still want to be paid, but not ridiculous prices that a professional will charge you. So...go... find that friend!
Cindy English is the publisher of Beach-Wedding-Themes.com where you will find ideas for beach wedding themes full of fun, fantasy and romance. Discover new places to shop and things to make at: http://www.beach-wedding-themes.com
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