My little man turned 3 recently and is going through his pirate phase. By this I mean he ends his sentences with ARRRR! when he is pretending to fight with you! He thinks it’s scary, I just think it’s cute
Anyway for his birthday we went with a pirate theme with birthday banners, eye patches and even a pirate ship water table present courtesy of his Nanny (thanks mam!). So of course, the cake had to be a pirate too.
The cake itself was a simple 9in round sponge with buttercream and jam filling. The cake was then covered in pale pink buttercream icing.
- Ready to roll icing
- Red food paste
- Blue food paste
Colour some ready to roll icing red, and roll out until a little larger than half the cake top. Cut a straight edge with a knife. Drape the icing over the cake so that the cut edge covers one-third of the cake top in a diagonal line, draping downwards on the right side of the cake on the cake board and a few pleats to resemble a bandana.
Re-knead the excess red colouring and roll out all the trimmings. Cut out a mouth shape and 2 very thin strips for teh ends of the mouth and press in place on the cake.
Knead and roll out the white icing. Cut out small rounds using an upturned end of a piping tube and press these at intervals on the bandana, sticking them with some water. Roll a small white icing ball, then flatten, shape into an oval eye and press on to the pirates face. Add a small black round on top for the eyeball.
Colour and knead some blue icing. Cut out more spots for the bandana.
Knead and roll out the black icing. Cut out a semi-circle for an eyepatch. Shape the remaining black icing into a thin rope and press above the eyepatch, across the face.
The remainder of the black icing can be cut out in the shape of the a beard and placed on the side of the cake under the mouth.
The perfect pirate! Yummeelicious!!