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Pirate treasure chest? I think so!

16 Aug

Ahoy thar everyone. T’ help redeem meself o’ th’ putz status I decided t’ brin’ ye another tutorial. ’tis th’ how-t’ on makin’ a pirates booty chest out o’ cake.

This cake I originally found here, ‘n me adorable 5 year ole son who be obsessed wit’ Jake ‘n th’ Neverland Pirates really wanted a pirate themed cake fer his birthday, so I jus’ couldn’t resist makin’ it fer ‘im.

Okay enough with the pirate chat. However if you really want to read the rest of this in pirate just pop over here, and have some fun with it.

To start this cake, just bake a 9×13 cake in whatever flavor you would like. I actually make a sheet cake with this one due to the large number we were feeding, but a 9×13 will work also. While it is cooling cover your board in some aluminum foil.

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Then once the cake is cool, remove it from the pan and cut it into 3 rectangles.

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The middle rectangle should be smaller than the other 2, which should be the same size.

Next cut the middle rectangle on the angle. This is going to be the support for the back of the lid of your chest.

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Then frost one of your other two rectangles in chocolate frosting, and add your triangle sliced rectangles to the very back.

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Next, insert two dowels into the front two corners of the cake, frost the top of your triangle slices, frost the top of your cake and stack it onto your bottom layer.

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Then to make the chest look like it’s in the sand on a beach cover the remaining exposed parts of the board with light brown sugar.

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I set my board on a cutting board at this point to help keep the brown sugar mess contained a bit.

For the “leather” looking parts of the chest I simply used fruit role ups. They make great leather pieces. The “studs” are mini m&m’s and mini reese’s pieces.

Then it’s time to fill your chest. Candy coins, and candy nuggets make great treasures for your chest. they look great and give the kids more sugar to snack on! You can also use rings and necklaces from a dress- up kit. Mine I found for a buck a pack in the party aisle at the local Wal- mart.

And here’s the final result:

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What do you think? Pretty neat huh? So the next time you are planning a pirate themed birthday party, and don’t know about trying to make a pirate ship, just remember that a treasure chest is super simple and will still be a great hit with the kids.

Also here’s a throw back to another chest I did for a friend of mine. Not quite as elaborate as the one in the tutorial, but just another show at how simple they can be to make. And this one was done as a 9×13 cake so you can see how neat it will still look even though it is smaller.

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So the next time you are planning a pirate themed birthday party, and don’t know about trying to make a pirate ship, just remember that a treasure chest is super simple and will still be a great hit with the kids.

Until next time!

Happy Baking!

 

 

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