Carving A Pirate Ship Cake

Decorating By Kelmac Updated 11 Aug 2011 , 12:35pm by Kelmac

Kelmac Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 10:27am
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Hi Everyone

Can anyone help me out with instructions on carving a Pirate Ship Cake?

Thanks in advance.

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JamAndButtercream Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 11:59am
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cherrycakes Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 12:18pm
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Hi! Welcome to CC! I made a pirate ship last year so here's a couple of things that I did that may help you.

I cut out the cake board from foam core in the shape of the ship (I just free handed it but you may be able to find a template online) and then used that as a guide to carve each layer of cake.

I used a chocolate cake with ganache which really helped set it up well. I crumb coated it with ganache and cut out planks from modeling chocolate mixed with fondant. Although cutting the planks was a bit tedious it really made it simple to cover the cake, as opposed to trying to cover the cake with one large piece of fondant.

Good luck!

Kelmac Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 12:35pm
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Thank you JamandButtercream for the great links, just what I was after. And thank you Cherrycakes for your useful tips.

Much appreciated.

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