We used a 1/2 sheet cake and cut the corner out for the base of the pirate ship. The remainder of the sheet cake was decorated as the land and shoreline. To make the ship, we used a 1/4 sheet cake and cut it to match our base and then added layers at each end to make different levels. We covered the ship with Marshmallow Fondant and used pretzels, candies and buttercream to decorate it. We added mini battery lights on the ship for a special effect.