I spent the entire day making this Jake And the Pirates Birthday Bash Cake for my son’s 4th birthday. He collected a bunch of pirate props for the cake out of his toys and we bought Jake figures. From that we envisioned water and sand and a boat.
I made a big sheet cake with confetti cake mix and iced half of it with cotton candy icing blue and the other half with homemade chocolate butter cream topped with graham cracker and brown sugar mixed. Then I put the palm tree on. I purchased a pirate ship cake pan by Nordicware and baked a dark chocolate fudge cake and used the brown butter cream for icing with a paint brush. Then we made flags with paper and BBQ sticks.
We used props all over the cake. My son was so proud of our cake it was a big hit at his pirate party.