Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake

My grandson Jack wanted a pirate party for his 6th birthday so as usual Grandma was commissioned do do the cake. For his previous birthday I had made Diego and his rescue center so I knew that this year I would have to exceed his expectations as he tells everyone I am the best cake maker in the world…bless him!

I made the pirate ship with 2x 10″ chocolate sponges which I carved the shape and then crumbed and put in the freezer.  I used chocolate fondant icing which I made to look like planks of wood and used matchmaker chocolate sticks for the rails. I attached thee with melted chocolate. The sails which I printed off the internet were put into the oven for a short time so they resembled parchment.

The final touch was the canon…which fired! I did this by wrapping grey fondant paste around a ‘shooting candle’. I didn’t tell Jack about the canon as I was unsure whether it would work. On the day of the party I set up the pirate ship complete with board decorated as sea and sand (yellow tinted coconut) , some Neverland figures which I bought from the Disney shop and finally I made Pirate Cupcakes.. Happy Birthday was sung and Jack said ‘ Grandma you forgot my candles’. I lit the canon and….it fired. Wow!  The children’s faces were amazing, especially my grandson’s, something I will remember for the rest of my life.

Only problem I have now is how am I going to exceed that for his next birthday?

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake

2 thoughts on “Jake and the Neverland Pirates Ship Cake”

  1. What a great idea! What are the “shooting candles” and where can you get them? My son would love these :)

  2. What a great idea! What are the “shooting candles” and where can you get them? My son would love these :)

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