Pirate Ship Cake

You know how there are just some cakes where everything just goes right? Well this wasn't one of those cakes. I had wanted to make a pirate ship for some time. I spent three days making and remaking different parts. I actually had the whole cake part done and decided to do it again because it wasnt quite right. In the end I was pretty happy with it even though it wasnt perfect. I made the cake for my son's "cake bake auction," a fundraiser for the cub scouts. They left mine until last to auction. By that point half the people had left and everyone's pockets had dried up. So my cake took a whopping....$25!

  • Sam Dobbyn 7y

    Oh what a shame, all that hard work.
    You did a fantastic job..
  • Merissa 7y

    Oh it was fine. None of the cakes go for tons of money, and the kids do most of the bidding anyway. People have figured out that the kids want the cakes with a toy attached to it. So they put a nerf gun or something taped onto the cake board and a kid will bid it up to $50! LOL! The whole thing just makes me kind of laugh!
  • Susie 6y

    It's awesome and someone got an enormous bargain, didn't they? It's excellent!
  • Domitille Duval de Laguierce 6y

    Great cake. One must learn patience... :)
  • aJ Gazmen 6y


    grats on making it on EXPLORE \[n___n]/


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  • asmaa said 6y

    i like it
  • Emianne PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pirateolicious, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • cmlcampbell PRO 6y

    It's lovely - are the masts and sails flower paste?
  • Merissa 6y

    I wrapped dowels in fondant for the mast and the sails are gumpaste.
  • cmlcampbell PRO 6y

    Thank you - I was just sorting out plans to make a pirate ship and was trying to decide if I was brave enough to do gumpaste sails rather than paper - I will go ahead now!
  • Edible Imaginations/Schweet Caroline 6y

    I adore this! Great work ... and SO sorry about the $25 ... I would have cried ...
  • Maghan Ferguson 6y

    That was a good idea for making your waves. Did you use a mold for the rope?
  • Merissa 6y

    I used the sugarcraft gun that extrudes the gumpaste
  • Haniela PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 4 the Love of Cake! , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • synchro_sk8er 5y

    hi, this is such a wonderful cake, all that work for $25, is that fondant that you used under the cake with the mable effect?
  • Merissa 5y

    I know! LOL! yes, fondant for the waves
  • Ali's cakes 5y

    I LOVE this cake!!
  • Mark Acraman 5y

    Brilliant cake......love it!
  • erinbybee1 4y

    Wow! This is great. Where did you get your pirates, or what brand are they?
  • Merissa 4y

    I don't know, I have had them probably 5 years. I think maybe ebay?
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Taken on January 31, 2009
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