My son has a birthday party saturday and I need prepare for his cake! It's a pirate party and I haven't found any good instructions or pictures of instructions!!!! Please Help!!!
Depends on how fancy you want to get. I made one several years ago for my son and it was fairly simple. It's in my photos. Basically, you bake two 8" layers. Cut each layer into a half circle. Line them up to form the main part of the ship and frost between each piece to hold them together. You will need to cut a piece off the bottom so the cake will not roll forward or backward. I frosted the cake with chocolate buttercream and made designs in the frosting to simulate wood. I made the sails out of paper and wooden skewers. I also added swirls of piped whipped cream around the bottom of the boat and sprayed it with a bit of blue Wilton spray food coloring for the water. Not the most complex pirate cake but quick and the kids loved it. Best of luck this weekend!
If you google pirate cake the first link is to a site that has a ton of pictures and ideas. Most of them have an instruction guide.
Its on coolest birthday cakes .com.........Some are fancy and some are still very nice but a bit easier. That site was the reason I started doing cakes I found one that someone that never ever decorated cakes can do as well as some like I said that are more complex.
The 2010 Wilton Yearbook features a pirate ship on the cover and Wilton's website has the complete instructions for it. I had a lot of fun making one, but used some oval pans and only made one pirate (cute, but they are time consuming)...
I would say just stack the cakes then cut it out like a pirate shape then have a rod for the sail. Have the icing or fondant on the boat and take something to make wood sidings on it and spray it with a brown edible spray. Make little pirates out of fondant and make sure u have the flag on the sail.
I did one and stacked a 9x13 cut in half. then carved the shape and added a bit more cake on top. I marbled some brown fondant for boards, cut long rectangles and applied to the sides of the cake. DO USE BROWN FROSTING UNDERNEATH if you are going to plank the ship!!! See my pictures to see why! lesson learned! LOL
I also saw the Wilton book with one pirate themed cake.... that can be a good starting point....
Thanks to everyone who responded. You guys are lifesavers!!!! I will use the tips and ideas!!!
Here's instructions posted by karensue: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=556493&highlight=
Here's her incredible ship: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=774043
Oh that's great Love the photo on the sail! Makes the one I made look like a Tom Sawyer raft
Debbie Brown's "Enchanted Cakes" has a sunken ship that can be used as a pirate ship. I followed her instructions for a pirate ship and it came out great...instructions were very easy to understand and follow. If you can maybe find it at a bookstore/library, it would prolly help. Hope it comes out great!