Source: Family Fun website (http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50180). I made this cake for my daughter's 5th birthday party and it turned out awesome!! As you can see in the picture - I also made a 13x9 cake for under the pirate ship cake as the ocean with gummy fish, octupus and blue icing. You will need plastic pirate figures for this cake.
- 2 round cake, premade (9 or 10 inch)
- 3 -4 cups chocolate icing
- chocolate rolled wafer cookie (such as Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Cookies)
- milk chocolate wafer cookie (sticks, Waffeletten cookies)
- 3 pieces of colored paper
- 3 wooden skewers (10 inch each)
- malted milk balls
- Rolo chocolates
- root beer, barrels
- Cut the cakes in half (like a half moon shape) and layer them, rounded sides all facing the same direction, adding a thin coat of chocolate icing between the layers.
- Trim the bottom curves of the cakes slightly to help them sit flat, then turn the cakes upright.
- Wrap the cakes in plastic and chill in the freezer to make them firmer.
- Tip: Two drinking straws stuck through the four layers of cake will help keep them together.
- Cover with the chocolate icing, then create planking lines along the hull with a butter knife. Chill at least one hour to firm the icing.
- Use dabs of icing to anchor larger wafer stick gunwales along the edge of the deck.
- Press the smaller wafer rolls into both sides of the ship for cannons.
- Cut sails from the paper, then slip them onto the skewers and set the masts in place.
- Add malted milk ball cannonballs, plenty of Rolo gold booty, and root beer barrels, then station a few pirates to keep watch.
- For safety, place the candles in the cookie cannons on the sides of the ship, far from the paper sails.
- Also, make sure that the surface on which the cake rests is impervious to wax, as the burning candles will drip.