I made this Homemade Sailing Ship Birthday Cake for my grandson Miller, for his 9th birthday. The cake was made in a loaf tin, split and filled with jam and white chocolate buttercream, and crumb coated in vanilla buttercream, then fondant iced.
I modeled the boy and birds in sugarpaste, also the sail. The mast is made from gumpaste, rolled to a sugarstick (several snapped before I succeeded). The sea is royal icing swirled with a fork in blue, green and white. I am pleased that it was a “hit” with the birthday boy and his friends, although I worried unnecessarily that the mast may snap in transit to the party venue!