Pirate ship birthday cake is a great choice especially for those kids who love pirate. There are various types of designs and patterns for pirate ship birthday cake and choosing a suitable one will most likely to depend on your preferences and liking.
Pirates are a favourite character of many little boys and girls, so don’t be surprised to get a request for a pirate-themed birthday party. A creative cake to go with the theme is a pirate ship cake. You can choose to do a model pirate ship, a 3-D pirate ship scene or a 2-D pirate ship picture.
To make a 3-D cake that looks like a model of a pirate ship, start with two round cakes and cut each in half down the middle. For this project, firm cakes are best; nothing too fluffy or
crumbly. Glue all four pieces together in a uniform stack, using icing to make them stick; the rounded part becomes the bottom of the ship and the flat part is the deck. Ice your ship hull with chocolate icing, then draw wooden planks horizontally with a knife. Chill until the icing is firm. Use wafer sticks or brown candy sticks as the edge of the deck. Fasten them with icing. Press wafer rolls, Tootsie Rolls, liquorice sticks or other cylindrical candies into the side of the hull to be cannons. Attach candles sideways to the ends of these or simply insert the candles sideways into the side of the cake. Decorate the deck with malted milk balls as the cannon balls. Add some toy pirates to man the ship. Make square or rectangular sails out of paper. Put several sails on each of three wooden skewers, then push the skewers into the middle of the deck in a row from front to back. On the top of one of the masts, add a black sail with a skull and crossbones cut-out made from white paper.
If you’re not into building model ships, you can also make a flat cake with a picture of a pirate ship scene on it. Cover a rectangular cake in blue icing to represent the water and sky. Using that as your blank canvas, draw your pirate ship on the cake with coloured icing, or use coloured fondant or fruit roll-ups to make the boat’s hull and sails. If working with a fruit roll-up, soften it in the microwave for about 3 seconds. Twizzles make good masts, too. Add some candy fish in the sea and some icing birds in the sky. To display any of these cakes, consider putting some gold foil-covered coins and strings of faux pearls and craft jewels around the base as treasure, or place the whole thing on a treasure map.
If you want to add a scene around your pirate ship, start with the same basic 3-D pirate ship, but use smaller cakes to make it. Then take a basic rectangular cake, ice it in blue icing to look like the ocean and place the pirate ship cake in one corner. Besides this method of making the ship cake, you may also freeze the cake for about an hour to make it easier to work with. Cut a small portion of the round part of the cake so that it’s flat to make the bottom of the ship. Line cake board or a baking tray with foil and ice it blue for the ocean. Put the ship on the cake, and decorate it to look like a ship with pirate flags and blue waves on the bottom of the ship. Decorate around the ship with gummy fish, sharks, octopuses and other sea creatures.