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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pirate Cake

I remember going to a birthday party with my boys 2 years ago, and the theme of the 4 year old’s party was pirates. I was amazed that a boy so young could be interested in pirates, but we’ve reached that stage in life, where both my 6 year old and my 4 year old are fascinated by pirates. My 6 year old chose pirates as the theme for his birthday cake and I think it turned out pretty awesome (if I do say so myself)…Pirate Cake @ whatilivefor.net

I made a chocolate 9x13 cake and once it was cooled, I froze it over night so it wouldn’t be as crumbly.

I cut off the top 1/3 of the cake and cut the corners off the front of the ship. With the pieces I cut off, I arranged them to make the raised portions of the ship, including the “poop deck” which my darling son insisted had to be on the ship, for accuracy’s sake! Pirate Cake @ whatilivefor.net

I frosted the entire cake with white frosting to keep the crumbs under control. Then I mixed a little chocolate frosting with white frosting to make a lighter brown for the lower deck. The upper deck, and sides of the ship are chocolate frosting.Pirate Cake @ whatilivefor.net

I then used mini Hershey’s bars as the railings.

I bought a dowel at Walmart for 20 cents, and had my husband cut two masts. Then, I cut out 2 white rectangles, and printed a pirate flag from online. I punched holes and put them on the masts.

A little blue mixed with white frosting made the water along the bottom of the boat. Add some pirates, and you have a fun little pirate ship! Oh, and my favorite part…the candles are stuck out of the sides of the cake as cannons!

Thanks to Pinterest, I got my inspiration from Catch My Party, Alayna’s Creations, and Sisters Shopping.

I’ll be linking up to Works For Me Wednesday, Kids Get Crafty, Look What We Did, Mom’s Library, Let's Hear it For the Boy! Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share it Saturday, Fine Craft Guild, Share Wednesdays, TGIF,


  1. WOW! the cake decorations turned out great! :-)

  2. The cake is so cute! Glad you ran across my blog :)

  3. Awesome cake! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  4. Awesome!!!!!! I don't have the guts to try that!

  5. AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT! I have to make this! Thank you! :)

  6. Oh my goodness this cake is incredible! My girls are huge pirate fans - they would love this! Well done.