Well since Pirate's are all the rage right now and my son loves them we did a Pirate theme for his birthday this year. As I was looking on how to make a pirate ship cake I noticed there weren't to many detailed instructions on how to do this, just pictures of the finished cake. So I put this together to help inspire people to get creative with their cakes!!! Have fun and I hope you enjoy this instructable as much as I did doing it!
Step 1: Making the cake
First of all you always want to make sure you have enough cake to make your idea come to life. For this cake I baked a 9x13 cake, a 8x8 square cake and a 8" oval cake. The right cake plate is a big part of your cake also, it makes for the perfect presentation. OOh Ahh factor, so for this cake I used a silver platter I had that is actually for a turkey or ham, it was perfect! Then I proceeded to place the pieces, cut where necessary and form the shape of the cake. On this cake I used a chocolate buttercream frosting and made chocolate mousse for the filling between layers.
Step 2: Forming of the cake
Basically I started visualizing how I wanted the cake to look and went from there. The birthday boy was very happy about his cake!!!
Step 3: Frosting Time
Now you just frost and add some jewels and finishing touches. For the jewels I used M&Ms. For the rails of the ship I used cereal straws since they are cheaper then Pirouettes.