I have long admired the pirate ship cakes in the gallery that are made from round layers cut in half and stood on the round sides together after slicing off a bit to make a flat surface. I had an order for one and thought I would try my hand at the same design but thought I would improve it a bit by covering it with MMF since one of the most common complaints was that it collapsed. I thought I had solved that problem and made it a day ahead to make sure it was sturdy. The next morning I noticed a small crack as well as the rolos that were suggested for the cannons had split and were falling apart? Not sure why that happened. Anyway I repaired the crack by covering it with a MMF chain and anchor. The next day the other side was also cracking so my gut said it would never make the trip across town so I had better start another using a different design. Let me tell you I am SICK of pirates at this moment! Just a little warning that this cake is wonderful as long as it is made either the same day or one day before out of a very sturdy cake (I used a chocolate almond sour cream) and it isn't being put through a delivery.
I admire your bravery.
Lol, I sometimes think the same thing, ...this cake will be beautiful as long as someone cuts it in the next 15 seconds
Well, if all else fails, whip up a blue sea cake, put a graham cracker crumb island in the middle and just make a little chocolate Longboat that got the pirates to the island
LOL TJCanadian! How about a blue sea cake with a coral reef. Then the more the cake cracks the better the shipwreck will look. Sorry AlamoSweets... I know it's not funny when it's your cake that has to be ready to go out. I really like your design, I think I will try it my next boat cake order. I'll just use a super sturdy recipe and do it up night before and pray it holds up. What are your flags made of?
I can laugh about it now but at the time I was really tired and not in the mood to make ANOTHER pirate ship but I did and it was with a stacked cake carved. They loved it.
I printed the ship's flags on rice paper on my edible printer and they wrinkled enough to look like cloth. Love my edible papers and printer!
What a great job.