Coolest Treasure Chest Cake

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.

3 thoughts on “Coolest Treasure Chest Cake”

  1. Fab cake I’ve tried 2 make a treasure 0ne my self just can’t get the shame rite. What tin did u use and how u get the lid on top

  2. I used small rectangular tins that I bought at the dollar store.
    If you cut one of the layers at a 45 degree angle, it allows the lid to sit lower at the back and the front to looked propped open. the key is to put dowels thru all layers to that the lid stays put.
    Feel free to message me on facebook and I can give you a drawing of each layer. I have another cake I did see Pixie Hollow Fairy Cake


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