My best friend Liske recently celebrated her 30th birthday party by having a beach party theme ( in January!!). We all dressed up for the occasion even if it was a tad chilly. i was asked to make the birthday cake and after some thought I decided to stick with the party theme and make a beach cake. Its a basic sponge cake recipe for pan trays. I had a great time decorating the cake and loved using cocktail umbrellas and tropical palm tree picks. Everyone loved it and it tasted great too!