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400+ Coolest Homemade Pirate Cake Ideas and How-To Tips

Take a look at these cool homemade Pirate cake ideas shared with us by cake decorators from around the world. Along with the birthday cakes here, you’ll also find loads DIY birthday cake-making ideas and how-to tips to inspire your next birthday cake project. Enjoy!

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Walk the Plank Cake

Walk the Plank Cake

My son who was turning 4 requested a Pirate cake. I asked him what he wanted it to look like and he said he wanted a hook on top like Captain Hook and a sword. I started to brain storm asking him about certain things I was thinking about and he would yay or nay them.  After I decided what I wanted to do I started.

I had only made 3 other cakes that were covered in fondant so this was still pretty much new to me.  I did know that I needed to start on the sword handle first. Read more about this Pirate walk the plank cake…

Pirate Ship Cake

Ahoy Mateys Pirate Ship Birthday Cake

I made this pirate ship birthday cake for my son.  I am a bargain shopper, so coming up with his 8th birthday party theme was challenging.  So I didn’t want to do what all the other kids are doing so the search was on.

I happened to be at a second hand store and I couldn’t believe it! I found a huge bag of pirate decorations for a party. And the cost for it all was only $5! Read more about this Pirate ship cake…