Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Pirate Ship Cake

No, the idea wasn't origional; I found inspiration here.
But the kid with the eye patch still was impressed!
So, I'm satisfied.
(We're dressed as pirates here, so don't make fun.)

The ocean is blue coconut
swimming with gummy sharks, starfish and turtles.
There is a lego pirate with a lego plank for any captives to walk.
The cannon balls are nearly as big as the pirate captain
but who is taking points?

HINT: I discovered a brilliant way of combating cake construction crumble and icing slippage, quite by accident. I was squashed for time, so I made the cakes earlier in the week and stuck them in the freezer. I made the frosting the day before, so it was chilled too. When I went to construct the cake, I took the cake straight out of the freezer, so when I cut it into diferent shapes they d i d n ' t c r u m b l e ! They were firm and easy to stack. Even better, seconds after I applied the frosting it cooled and hardened too!
No slippage.
I vow to do this with creative cakes (ie kids birthdays) from now on.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sarah! What a great tip! Atti's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, I'll have to try this out myself!