I am making a pirate ship cake next weekend and need some pointers seeing that it will be my first one. First off I have seen some AMAZING pirate ship cakes on here and would love to know how to get the boards of the side of the ship so perfectly even and proportionate? Do you cover the whole cake and then etch it out with a template? Or do you cut each one ahead of time and lay them onto the cake covered in BC one by one? Thank you so much everyone in advance
I'm just looking at the instructions for the pirate ship from Debbie Browns 'Enchanting Magical Cakes', she colours it, then cuts it into strips, then scores the lines on it to make it look like wood. Then she lays each individual 'plank' onto the cake.
Here's an awesome tutorial: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=556493&highlight=pirate+ship
I also read that you should use chocolate BC to cover the ship, just in case there are visible cracks between the planks.