I am making a baby shower cake for a boy in a pirate theme & have been trying to think of ideas. Last night I had a eureka moment & wanted to see what you think. I want to do a baby like this-
But make him into a little pirate: red with white polka dot head scarf, black & white striped diaper, eye patch, and maybe some cupcakes to match with gold coins. Do you think it's ok to make a baby look like a pirate? It's a surprise for the mom so I can't ask her (although I think she'd like it, she's not too traditional), and the ladies throwing the shower are a little older so might not "get it" (they're all co-workers at my day job). They didn't specify how the cake should look, just that it should be a pirate theme.
I'd appreciate any input and if you have ideas too. Thanks in advance!
Sounds adorable! Maybe do it in pastels?
I ended up running it by the 2 ladies coordinating the shower & they thought it was a really cute idea. I'm gonna run with it! Will post pics next week
ok, gonna have to add a parrot to his shoulder now
I can't for the life of me find it now, but when I was making a western cake, one that came up in the galleries was a baby head (similar to the link you posted) with a bandana and cowboy had and an actual soother in his mouth. I printed off the picture, and my 2 year old was NUTS about the cake with the soother. You could do the same thing with a bandana for the hair, eye patch, beard, and the soother.
Debbie Brown has a cute pirate cake (not exactly for a baby, but it might help).
love the idea of the soother! or binky as we called it in my house.
That Debbie Brown cake is darling!
here it is! thanks to all who responded
It turned out great! I love it when people do themes like that and not the ordinary baby shower stuff.