Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

I made this treasure chest cake for my nephew’s 1st birthday the other week. He had a pirate themed birthday and I thought, “how cool would a treasure chest be?” Steps to Make the Cake First, I baked two 14 inch square chocolate mud cakes. I then cut them in half and layered 3 of … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

When my oldest daughter (now 5) turned three, we decided to have a girly pirate themed birthday party. What goes better with a pirate themed birthday party than a treasure chest cake? This cake was very large and very heavy but it was a huge hit at the party! My mom and my grandma even … Read more

Mermaids and Pirates: Under the Sea Treasure Chest Cake

For my daughter’s 6th birthday party, she wanted to have a mermaids party. The only problem was that she wanted to invite some boys in her class as well. So I adapted the theme to Mermaids and Pirates: Under the Sea. For the cake, I decided what better than to have a treasure chest cake … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest with Skull Cake

I wanted to do a big skull cake, but didn’t want to pay $35 for the cake mold, so instead I paid $3 for a chocolate skull mold and made a treasure chest cake instead. The cake had half chocolate layers and half white cake. All details were made with homemade marshmallow fondant. The skull … 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

Cool Pirate’s Chest Cake

Cool Pirate's Chest Cake

I made this for my son’s birthday party. It was simply two 9×13 single-layer cakes. Right after baking, I covered the bottom with a piece of waxed paper and flattened out with my hand so it wouldn’t bulge in the middle (I never cut them flat because the squished cake tastes so yummy and moist!). … Read more

Treasure Chest

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I made this treasure chest cake for my school library’s cake decorating contest. I forget how I made the bottom but (I made this two years ago, I can tell you that to make the lid I used two 9′ round cake pans and I cut them in half. I then frosted them together with … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Cake

I made this Treasure Chest Cake for my son’s 7th birthday. He rally wanted to have a pirate birthday party so I made 2 13×9 chocolate cakes and added chocolate butter icing between the layers of the cake and frosted the top and the sides of the cake. For the lid I used foil covered … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

My son Devin just turned three and wanted a treasure hunt for his birthday party. I was thrilled with all the creative possibilities and went immediately to work to make this a memorable occasion. I’m fortunate to have a very creative mother-in-law who’s an amateur custom cake baker. For our Treasure Chest Birthday Cake, she … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cookie Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Cookie Cake

I made this Homemade Treasure Chest Cookie Cake for my son’s third birthday. He has a severe egg allergy and therefore cannot eat your everyday birthday cake. He can however eat cookies. The treasure chest is made of chocolate sugar cookies. Then fused together with royal icing. Fondant and butter cream icing were used to … Read more

Coolest Pirates Treasure Chest Cake

Homemade Pirates Treasure Chest Cake

I made the chest using 3 butter cakes cooked in a rectangle pan. I chose the one with the best rise to use as the lid. I first cut the top off each cake and trimmed each to the size that I wanted. I them joined together with a simple butter cream icing. Two on … Read more

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It was frosted with Dark chocolate frosting and then I ran a fork over it to give it the wood grain texture. The Gold foil covered coins and candy were stacked close to the front so that the “lid” would rest on top slightly open. To make the lid the last cake half was put … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Treasure Chest cake

I made this treasure chest cake for my son’s 3rd birthday party (pirate themed, of course). I had a lot of inspiration from this website. The key to this cake is making it look like it is half open. In order to do this, I had to figure out a way to make the lid … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Cake

I made this treasure chest cake from 2 chocolate cakes baked in a loaf tin. Two thirds of the mixture for the base and 1/3 for the lid. The rise in the cake keeps the lid open and it’s secured by toothpicks at the back. I decorated it with chocolate icing and chocolate coins and … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Cake

This Treasure Chest Cake was awesome! It was a HUGE hit among the mini-pirates for my daughter’s 4th birthday (pirate) party! Recipe- 2 packages (18-1/4 ounces each) chocolate cake mix (we used yellow) 1-1/3 cups butter, softened 8 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 6 teaspoons vanilla extract 7-1/2 to 8 cups … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Homemade  Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Thanks to the ideas on this site I made the following Treasure Chest Birthday Cake for my son’s 5th Pirate Birthday. I used 1 1/2 tray bake brownie cakes for the sponge (two halves sandwiched together for the base, one half on foiled card for the lid). The cakes were covered in brown coloured royal … Read more

Coolest Pirate Treasure Chest Cake and Cupcakes

Homemade Pirate Treasure Chest Cake and Cupcakes

For the Boys Pirate cake I used 3 layers one chocolate one strawberry and one white cake mix the outer layers were iced with store bought chocolate frosting as it tends to withstand being out of fridge. The boarding I bought was from the 99 cent store for back board. I covered it with chocolate … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treasure Chest Pirate Birthday Cakes 2

I used a loaf pan to bake the base of the treasure chest and stacked it two layers high. I was concerned about using another cake for the lid. I decided to use a piece of iced Styrofoam for the lid. I filled the chest with candy necklaces, ring pops, chocolate covered coins etc. Pirates … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Treasure Chest Cake

My boyfriend and I made this treasure chest cake for our daughter’s 3rd birthday and she loved it! People could not believe we made the cake ourselves! I got the idea from this website and, although it was time consuming, it was not hard at all! I baked 3 box cakes and put them in … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Treasure Chest Cake

My husband wanted to have a treasure chest cake so I looked around and found lots of ideas on this site! Thanks so much for being here, so I thought I would share how ours turned out. I notice that a lot of your cakes were small, made out of loaf pans and I needed … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

Homemade Treasure Chest Cake

My son Alex wanted a pirate birthday for his 7th so we started looking around for cake ideas. We always look on this site to get all our ideas and then make a Treasure Chest Cake into our own. I used 2 chocolate cake mixes and baked them in a 9 X 13 pan. I … Read more

Coolest Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Homemade  Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

I made this Treasure Chest Birthday Cake for my oldest son Amery’s 4th birthday. The top is round cakes cut in half and iced together. The bottom is three rectangle cake iced together. I covered them in chocolate icing and used fondant foe the straps. I outlined the edges with yellow icing and then sat … Read more