For my nephew Louis' 5th Birthday party, me and my Mum were asked to make him a pirate ship cake. He's obsessed with pirates and the theme of the party was 'Pirates & Princesses'. If you look closely, you'll be able to spot the cannon balls and barrels on deck.
- Cake: Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and chocolate frosting.
- Sails: Made with 'net images and (pre-sterilised) knitting needles.
- Flag: Image attached to cocktail stick/tooth pick.
- Guns: Birthday candles!
1) Bake the mix of your choice in 2 loaf tins.
2) Cut the edges off one of the cake loaves and position the main part onto your tray/base.
3) Get the other loaf and cut out two cake 'blocks'. One needs to be positioned at the back of the main boat base you just positioned on your tray.
4) Position the other cake block at the front, cutting offthe two front corners to produce a rounded edge at the front of the ship.
5) Now you should have a basic boat shape, with a sunken 'deck' in the middle.
6) Stick all of your components together with raspberry or apricot jam.
7) Cover the whole boat with chocolate butter cream.
8 ) Eat leftover butter cream.
9) For the cannon balls, I used 'malted milk balls'/Maltesers and for the barrels, I stuck two Rolo's together.
10) Use whatever candy/sweets you like to decorate. I used liquorice for the yellow peep holes on the sides and chocolate toffee for around the deck. I then added birthday candles at the sides to look like guns, but you can go crazy and add whatever you like!
11) Finish off with pirate figures and sails. I constructed different square 'sails' of varying patterns with images from the internet and then threaded them (so they were curved) onto the knitting needles and then popped them in the cake.
Thanks for looking
C&C's welcome. (I also have more pics/instructions if anyone needs them.)