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.
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!)
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.
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. :)