Pirate Chest Cake Ideas...help For Grooms Cake

Decorating By 7thheaven Updated 15 Feb 2013 , 2:02pm by dtwitty85

7thheaven Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 1:41am
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I have a request for a Grooms Cake, Pirate Chest theme. I have never done a Pirate Chest but am excited about learning how to do it. Any suggestions on how to put it together or what type of pan to use for the top? Or what to use instead of cake for the top? icon_smile.gif

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cownsj Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:01am
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We just used the same rectangular shape for the top and carved off a bit from the front and back to round it. We thought we had rounded it enough, but if making it again, we would take off a bit more cake. http://s314.photobucket.com/albums/ll426/ShelbyLynnCakes/?action=view¤t=252.jpg#!oZZ145QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs314.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fll426%2FShelbyLynnCakes%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D252.jpg We have 5 different photos of it in here

Karen421 Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:46am
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GREAT JOB!!! I love the wood grain you did!!! thumbs_up.gif

cownsj Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 3:21am
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thank you Karen421. Oh, and for the groom, if you don't need that much cake, you can always make the top out of RKT.

__Martha__ Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:01pm
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I've made two now and I used Rice Krispie Treats for the top so it's not as heavy. It shapes nicely with your hands. I used a microplane zester to even it up before adding ganache and then strips of fondant.

Hope that helps.


Edited to use smaller picture (larger version in my photos if you are interested)

__Martha__ Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:05pm
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Oops - sorry Karen. I just noticed that you already suggested RKT. icon_redface.gif

dtwitty85 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 2:02pm
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How does the top part stay on?

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