My sister Brandy flew in from Seattle to visit a couple of weeks before her birthday. We threw a surprise party for her to celebrate her birthday while she was in town. She knew that I was going to be making a cake for her but she didn't know about the party. So the little 2 tier cake was made as a decoy and the real party cake was hiding at my mom's best friend's house until the party. =) The inspiration for the beach cake came from a cake by Little Cake Cupboard.