Arr, Matey!

Here's a "blast from the past" cake...I made this over a year and a half ago for a friend's little boy. He was turning 4 and the theme for his party was "Pirates!" I started with a 12" two-layer chocolate cake, frosted a pale peach/skin tone color. I used a red fabric bandana and a plastic eye patch to complete his look.

Pirate 1

I used tinted fondant for the pirate's ears and gold earring (wish I'd known about luster dust back then...it would've been really awesome to make it actually look like GOLD!)

Pirate 3

Buttercream icing comprised the pirate's facial features, goatee, and mustache. I used the grass piping tip to give it a somewhat realistic 'hairy' look.

Pirate 2

This was a fun cake to make! It's rare I get to make cakes for boys' birthdays...not really sure why that is. And as simple as this cake was, it's still one of my favorites. Just seeing it puts a smile on my face. :)