Ahoy me-Harteys! It’s a Johnny Depp Anime Cake

My gorgeous friend Leah was throwing a surprise party for her hubbies big 3-0 and asked for a Pirate themed cake to follow their dinner at a well-known Mexican cafe. So what else could I make but a chili-chocolate, swashbuckling pirate with as much swagger as Mr Depp himself!  Thus, this pirate-treat was born and devoured … Read more

Coolest Homemade Skull-Shaped Cakes

Free Cake Decorating Idea for a Skull-Shaped Cake

This is for my son Raiden’s sixth birthday. The theme was skull! I had to make 48 cupcakes. I had never seen a cupcake cake before but really liked how this one turned out. Judging by the look on his face he did as well. I never let my boys see the cake before they … Read more

Coolest Pirate Party Cakes and How-To Tips

Coolest Pirate Party Cakes and How-To Tips

My theme for the birthday party was a pirate party. I used the Wilton Little Pirate Pan #2105-2078, two boxes of yellow cake mix mixed with buttermilk instead of water and eight eggs. I used a spray for the bottom of the pan, the one that has flour. I bought white candy bark, butterscotch chips, … Read more

Coolest 3 Tier Pirate Cake

Coolest 3 Tier Pirate Cake

Who doesn’t love pirates! This pirate cake was such a fun cake to make. It was 3 tiers of cake topped off with a chocolate pirate skull. Pirate Cake Instructions The bottom two tiers I ruffled with different shades of white and blue fondant to give it the appearance of waves. The top tier was … Read more

Easy Pirate Cake

I decided to make a Pirate birthday cake for my sons 9th Birthday.  I just used 2 round pans and baked my normal white cake and planned on a light Bavarian creme filling and buttercream frosting. I used the birthday party invite to make the decorating a little easier for me. I was ready to … Read more

Lego Minifigure Pirates of the Caribbean Cake

Lego Minifigure Pirates of the Caribbean Cake

My son is obsessed with Legos, especially Pirates of the Caribbean. When he turned 5 he wanted a Captain Jack Sparrow cake. I found a Lego “man” pan on eBay in a set with a Lego brick cake pan, Lego brick mold and a minifigure mold. Making Jack was much easier than I expected. To … Read more

Coolest Pirate and Skeleton Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

Coolest Pirate and Skeleton Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

My grandson wanted a pirate cake for his 6th birthday so I looked around and could not find one like he wanted. I finally made one to resemble his invitations which he loved. I took a Build a Bear cake mold and cut off the tail and ears. I frosted it with a butter cream, … Read more

Coolest Pirate Sword Cake

Coolest Pirate Sword Cake

I was asked to make a pirate themed cake for my friend’s little boy’s 3rd birthday so I made a pirate sword cake. They haven’t seen it yet. The most difficult part was the handle. It’s not perfect but I’m pleased. My little boy kept interrupting me wanting to help but its not the best … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest and Pirate Skull Cake

Coolest Treasure Chest and Pirate Skull  Cake

I made the treasure chest from chocolate biscuit cake in 2 pans then covered them with chocolate flavored fondant then imprinted them with  a wood grain mat. I wanted to have the chest slightly open but because of the weight of the chocolate biscuit cake it wouldn’t stay up  no matter what I tried. I then decorated it with straps painted … Read more

Coolest Pirate Skull Cake

Coolest Pirate Skull Cake

This pirate skull cake was requested by my 6 year old son. He wanted a skull cake, but I did not like the molds from the store. So I used a foam Halloween skull that we have for decoration and covered it with plastic wrap and then several layers of aluminum foil. I pressed the … Read more

Coolest Pirate Flag Cake

Homemade Pirate Flag Cake

I made this pirate flag cake for my nephew’s 4th birthday party this past spring. He was really into pirates at the time and this matched the party decorations perfectly. I used a 13 x 9 pan to bake the cake and then cut it into the shape of a flag. I used icing color … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pirate Party Cakes and How-To Tips 1

I made strips out of fondant for the sides of the cake. The strips were dark and light blue. I cut out a red circle out of fondant for the top of the cakes. I then drew out the skull and crossbones out of white fondant. I made a bandana out of dark blue fondant … Read more