Pirate Birthday Cake

It was my sons 5th year birthday and decided this year to make him a pirate themed cake as he is well into pirates.

I enjoy watching the food channel and often watch the amazing cake programmes and am very impressed at what they do with fondant which I have never used before so decided to give it a go.

Here are the results!

Everything on the cake including treasure chest and ship is edible except for the playmobile figurines. The round part is based on a 30cm tin size and for the sand I just chucked some biscuits in the food processor until it was grainy sandy looking.

I will admit, it was laboursome, but I was pretty much making it up as I go along. In total I spent around 12 hours over 2 days putting it together.

Well worth it though after seeing the kids (and parents) delight!

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