Thursday, December 10, 2009

pirate ship birthday cake


I made the Pirate ship cake....I stacked 4 layers of cake, froze it as i went to be able to carve the ship shape. I made at first the cake tilted like they said on the site and it collapse at the end...No way!!!! Stack it up and cut it to shape, make sure it is frozen.


I covered the cake with chocolate icing and made lines with a fork....The canons and front of ships are hazelnuts wafers....I diged a little in the ones where i placed the candles, so the cookie would not crumble. Dig also with a knife to push the wafers in ship.
I used big skewers for the sailing wind....Black paper cut into trapezes and folded where i wanted them to bind. Peanut butter cup, on the tallest one....See picture...The canon balls are malt balls....







The candles were sparkling ones....it looked like the canons were firring...Big hit! 
I purchased online my boy's pirate costume and surprised him with it on his birthday party...He had to wear it and was so thrilled.....Plan early for your Party to be able to buy a costume for your child....After Halloween are the best deal...You can find also fantastic deals online....




Then, we all went to Pirate Island HERE.





6 comments:

Jaeve + Things said...

I forgot to say this but I LOVE IT! It's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love ships like those!

Frenchy chick said...

Thanks, My son was in AWWWWSS. Big success! The candles when lighted look like the canon are firing....

Bird said...

So cool! I am crap at decorating cakes...but want to get better.

One question that nobody tells you, how do you actually lift the cakes to place on a serving dish? I know you could decorate sur place, but wouldn't all the icing and stuff make the cake board messy?

Same for those chocolate ganache covered cakes. Once covered and let it drip over a cake rack, how the heck does one get the cake OUT of the rack?!

Au secours! :)

btw, I'm following and I also have a giveaway at the mo..

Bisous

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great job on the cake! I think I would have cried when the first one collapsed... a lot of work goes into these!

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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Bird said...

Frenchy, you know I loved this cake ven before you posted in don't you?! :)

LOVE!

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