Pirate Party Ideas

Make a Pirate Ship Cake!


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Let's get started making our awesome Pirate Ship Cake...


What you will need for this:

  • 2 baked 9" or 10" round cakes

  • 3 to 4 cups chocolate icing

  • Chocolate wafer sticks
    (such as Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Cookies)

  • Milk chocolate wafer rolls (Waffeletten cookies)

  • Several pieces of white or off-white paper

  • 3 10" wooden skewers

  • Malted milk balls

  • Rolo candies

  • Root beer barrels

  • Plastic pirate figures (we used Playmobil)

Step One:


Cut the cakes in half and layer them, rounded sides all facing the same direction, adding a thin coat of chocolate icing between the layers.

Step Two:


Trim the bottom curves of the cakes slightly to help them sit flat, then turn the cakes upright, as shown.


Helpful Tips:

  • If necessary, wrap the cakes in plastic and chill in the freezer to make them firmer.

  • Also, two drinking straws stuck through the four layers of cake will help keep them together.)

Step Three:


Cover with the chocolate icing, then create planking lines along the hull with a butter knife. Chill at least one hour to firm the icing.

Step Four:


Use dabs of icing to anchor wafer stick gunwales along the edge of the deck.

Step Five:


Press the wafer rolls into both sides of the ship for cannons.

Step Six:


Cut sails from the paper, then slip them onto the skewers and set the masts in place.

Step Seven:


Add malted milk ball cannonballs, plenty of Rolo gold booty, and root beer barrels, then station a few pirates to keep watch.

Step Eight:


For safety, place the candles in the cookie cannons, far from the paper sails. Also, make sure that the surface on which the cake rests is impervious to wax, as the burning candles will drip.

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