So a colleague of mine asked me to make a cake for her son’s birthday. She told me that he would really love a pirate ship and a sea monster would be cool too. After a little research into what has been done before, I adapted many different tricks and trials and this is what I came up with!
For the cake, I added an extra egg to each batter (a Funfetti cake and a chocolate cake) which definitely made the cakes easier to carve. I also put them in the freezer for a few minutes before shaping them which also helped. I used Twix for the side boards and Hershey chocolates to wood boards down the center of the boat (dusted in gold sprinkles). I used kabob skewers for the sails and put them through a Rolo candy at the base. The sea monsters are made of mini cupcakes with marshmallow eyes and the beach is chocolate frosting topped with honey nut cheerios that I put in the food processor.
Needless to say, Hayden was all smiles when we delivered the cake to his front door this morning!!