I made this treasure chest cake for my grandson’s 3rd birthday party. We had a combination party with his sister’s 5th birthday party which was themed “Pixie Hollow Fairies”. So I chose a Pirate theme so it would somewhat tie in together. I searched this site and others for ideas. I found the cake and thought that would be a great cake to make.

Materials Needed:

• Three (3) boxes of Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix, which yielded (5) 13×9 cake layers

• Two (2) cans of Milk Chocolate frosting

• One (1) can of Vanilla Whipped frosting

• Light Whipped Cream

• Light Cream Cheese

• Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding

• Lots of gold wrapped candies

• Jolly Rancher hard candies (for jewels)

• Candy Necklaces

Bake the cakes as directed, after cooled, wrap and put in freezer.

Layer the cake as follows, (3) layers then (1) slanted and trimmed layer* and (1) layer for lid. I made a lower sugar, cream cheese, whip cream frosting for in between layers, just so it was a little lighter cake…the canned frosting can get a little too overwhelming. I put some dowels thru the cake, just to make sure that it wouldn’t slide off during transport to the party

To make the top to look propped open, I cut the cake layer at a 45 degree with the smallest height at the back. I cut off about 1 ½ inches off the sides and front of that layer, so it would leave room to put the gold candies and decoration in the open space. I used a little over (1) can of milk chocolate frosting for the entire cake. I lightened some of the chocolate with the vanilla to make a light brown for the straps etc. I tinted some white with yellow for the lock. Then just started adding gold and jewels and necklaces…

The guests loved the cake and couldn’t believe that I had made it myself, it was all worth it.