Pirate birthday cake

Pirate flag birthday cake

I made this pirate cake for my nieces birthday party. The theme was pirates so I decided to make a cake with a pirate flag with skull and cross bones on it. The cake is covered with rolled fondant icing. I hope that all the pirates at the party loved the cake.

Happy Caking

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. says

    Well I am sure the little ones at the party would have just loved this amazing cake and I specially liked the idea of Crumb coating with butter cream and then covering it with sugar paste… thanks for sharing… and this is definitely a gr8 job!!

  2. Louise says

    amy, I used some pre-made black rolled fondant icing. But you can make real black as long as you use a good quality of food color/gel and it needs to be an extra black color. Color your icing a few days in advance and let it mature.

  3. amy says

    Hi, I love that cake can you plz tell me how to do the black for the flag, i just cant get it the right black
    Thanks
    Amy

  4. Louise says

    Debbie: The smart thing with RTR icing is that you dont have to color it. It can be hard to color the icing 100% black icing yourself unless you use a good color paste or gel like Sugar Flair’s extra black or Americolor black gel.

    Also if the icing has to much color it can be very soft and crack when you cover the cake thats why I only made the flag black.

    Making a pink skull sounds so cool & great :-)

    Let me know if you need to know where you can get RTR black icing and I will try to look.

  5. Debbie says

    Hi

    This is just the cake im looking for but i need to adapt it a little as my daughters party theme is pirates and princess i thought i’d change the black to pink or maybe the skull to pink???
    But what i need to know is how do you colour the ready roll icing?? Sorry im not a cake maker at all this will be my 1st attempt!

    Debbie

  6. Louise says

    Ohh thank you all so much.

    Linda: When I make cakes for kids, I would not make a filling. I usually just bake a really good chocolate cake. Crumb coat with buttercream and then cover with suger paste.

    Eleonora: You can find a tutorial on whimsical cakes on CakeCentral.com

    Thank you Andrea.

  7. Anonymous says

    Great Cake!
    I love your blog!I just found it!
    I’m italian so maybe my english is not pretty good, I’m sorry!
    Please, can you post another recipe about how to make a whimsical cake? I love them, but I’m not able to do them!
    Thank you!
    Eleonora

  8. Linda N.W. says

    wow, this is great! I bet the littpe pirates loved it! What did you use as filling? LOL, curious and in the mood for cake! yum!

    /Linda, O´holy sweet!

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