Sneak Peek: The Little Couple’s Vow Renewal Cake & Signature Cocktail

06/10/2014 at 02:03 PM ET

TLC's The Little Couple Vow Renwal Cake
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In the upcoming season finale of TLC’s The Little Couple, Bill Klein surprises Dr. Jen Arnold with a vow renewal ceremony and reception in Galveston, Texas, filled with family and friends — and food! We couldn’t resist getting the advance scoop on the cake and the couple’s signature cocktail, which had complementary under-the-sea themes.

Nadine Moon of Who Made the Cake in Houston shared details on the three-tier, underwater-themed confection she made for Klein and Arnold.

“I knew they were hosting the surprise vow renewal ceremony in Galveston, so I immediately thought of shells and a resort/destination theme, which worked out perfectly,” she tells PEOPLE. “The marbleized blue was a great fit because it is Jen’s favorite color.”

The cake, which featured alternating tiers of white cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate-chocolate chip cake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate fudge buttercream, was covered in white chocolate fondant and adorned with edible shells, coral and more.

“Jen is a big fan of starfish, so I wanted to be sure those were prominent on the cake,” Moon says. She and her team molded the shells and starfish from chocolate fondant and hand-painted them with edible coloring for a realistic look. The coral pieces they made from white chocolate hand-painted in silver.

TLC's The Little Couple Signature Galvez Starfish Cocktail
Hotel Galvez

Continuing with the starfish theme, the reception, hosted at Hotel Galvez & Spa, featured the Galvez Starfish, a rum-based cocktail with a beautiful starfruit garnish. We’ll be making them to cheers the happy couple while we watch the season finale on Tuesday, June 17 at 10/9c on TLC.

Galvez Starfish
Makes 6 servings

2–3 fresh starfruit, deveined, plus more for garnish
½ cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
½ cup white rum
3 cups ice cubes
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1. Juice starfruit in a juicer or blender. Combine starfruit juice, orange liqueur, and rum in a pitcher and stir. (If making individual cocktails, use a cocktail shaker.)

2. Pour over ice into rocks glasses and top each cocktail with orange juice. Garnish with additional starfruit.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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rita on

Hi People – I need your address in Toronto Ontario Canada or an address so I can subscribe to your magazine ??

Hillary omosh on

Tuwache kuwa vipera si vijana

Anonymous on

Oh my gosh I love the cake. Love it and so happy for your family :-)

Carol in StL on

Nadine Moon is taking credit she doesn’t deserve. I just watched the preceding episode. Bill had the theme planned out in his mind before the cake. Yeesh. I hate coat-tailers.

Gretchen on

Love, love, love the Hotel Galvez in Galveston! Wonderful place for Bill to choose for this party…right on the beach and lovely old place that’s been there for many years! Can’t wait for the next show! Love this couple; they love each other, and understand the give and take of a real relationship! They are both such an example of both love, and “hang in there”, and “there has to be a pony under all this you-know-what” when things are tough. They make a person want to keep hoping instead of giving up. :)

Guest on

I am happy these two found each other. They really do seem to be soul mates. Best wishes it lasts! I like them.

oipoipipi on

love this couple hope best health long life love safety well being for them.

wow on

What happened to my invitation?

Tess on

Love the cake and I will try the drink. I love this couple. They are giants to me.

Anonymous on

The cake is beautiful, just like them. Wishing a long loving and healthy life for the family

Rosemary on

Love, love this amazing family!

guest on

If you like Museli, here’s a great recipe I adapted.
4 1/2 C. med. oats (not instant, not large flake)
1/2 C wheat germ
1/2 C ground flax
1/2 C oat bran
1 C almonds (chopped)
1/2 C raisins
I keep these ingredients on the plastic container I make and store it in and it couldn’t be much easier, just add the ingredients and shake them up. Tastes great with milk, almond milk, or yogurt and some fresh berries on top.

Deb E. on

Will must have been in absolute heaven when he saw this masterpiece of cake art! It’s as beautiful to look at as it must have been delicious to eat!

Aubs on

This is the replica of their original cake they had when they married 8 years ago. Thwy showed it on the episode last night, Love the show

Elle on

I just love this couple so much. The episode last night was so heart-warming. You can tell these two are so in love, and deserve all the best for them and their gorgeous family. Congrats Bill and Jenn!

mary grove on

I LOVE THIS COUPLE AND NEW FAMILY. SHOULD BE MORE PEOPLE LIKE THIS

THEY CHOSE A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL TO RENEW THEIR VOWS.
VERY CLASSY

gloria on

I love this family and the love between them. I cried when Zoey and Bill was in the restaurant, she said,” BaBa and kissed his hand”, she loves her daddy and mommy. I laughed when they brought the lobster out and asked Will if he liked, Will shook his head in horror, it was too funny.

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