The little man in my life (aka as Asher my gorgeous four year old nephew) is seriously into them. He had been given a pirate ship model by Grandma and had glued it together and painted it and that was what he wanted for his cake. I tried not to make the front of the boat have too much of an angle inwards underneath as I know that can be a nightmare to cover with icing.
Make sure you roll out plenty of fondant icing to cover the cake and tuck it in underneath. Gently lift the fondant over the cake then smooth lightly with your hands to get any air pockets out.
Once the whole cake has been smoothed over with your hands, use a smoothing tool to get it absolutely perfect. The round cake board was covered with a thick (5mm) layer of blue fondant which was rolled and covered in the usual way. To make the deck a perfect fit I cut a slither off the ship’s paper pattern and used it as a template to cut out the yellow wooden decking.
The cabin was covered in the yellow fondant icing and was positioned on the middle of the ship’s deck with a little Royal Icing. I cut the sails out of paper and did a drawing of the Jolly Rodger then added Ahser’s initials. Tim had to show me how to make a pirates hat as all my attempts made him look like a cowboy! I made the plank by cutting a thin cake board to size then covering it with fondant and creating a wooden effect. For the Pirate ship cake I cut out the basic cake shape then once I added buttercream and Jam to the middle I placed them together. Then fold it in half and draw the ship part of the cake so that you will get to use up as much of the cake as possible. I got the chocolate fondant from my local cake decorating shop but you can get it on Amazon too. I have used supermarkets own brands and they are a good back up but not quite as malleable as the renshaw. I tend to mainly buy pre- coloured sugarpaste as they come in so many perfect colours, but I also buy big 5kg packs of white as it works out a lot cheaper.
It’s been a chaotic week here chez nous, with builders in residence, my husband travelling, and flat-pack-tastic furniture from IKEA covering every surface awaiting my amateur attempts at self-assembly. I used a square cardboard box as the base, then stapled long pieces of cardboard either side to form a boat-shape. Harry’s telescope is 3 empty toilet rolls, wrapped in black paper and edged with glued-on ribbon.
Even pirates need to eat once in a while, so I constructed this fishing line from a slotted wooden spoon, ribbon and fish shapes cut from coloured card stock.
And so, as the sun sets we will sail off in our cardboard ship to seek our fortune on the ocean wave, and turn a blind eye to the 648 pieces of pre-drilled swedish hardwood which are scattered throughout the house.

I empathize with your Ikea woes, having assembled many of their items only to find parts I’d somehow missed or one shelf out of four put in backwards.
You do such awesomely sweet things…I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Ah Kate, I absolutely love that joke; you correctly guessed the level of my sense of humour! This post is sponsored by Safari Ltd, I received these pirates for free to play with, all opinions are my own. My just turned 5 year old discovered the movie Treasure Planet the other day and was fascinated! Now I am not one to just go out and buy a toy on a whim and the toy store is a 40 min drive away in the city too. I had a look around the internet and settled on Red Ted Art‘s model and way of making a cardboard pirate ship.
We kind of eye balled ours from her template and got Daddy involved in cutting the cardboard shapes and creating of the raw ship.
We used a bit of tape to hold everything together and used the suggested paper meche method.
I love Safari Ltd’s toobs, the figures are always well made, with gorgeous colors and they are solid. Please do not copy entire posts from Powerful Mothering without written permission from the blog's author. So when I asked him what he wanted for his cake this year I had a pretty good idea of what the answer would be – as he brandished his tin foil hook!
My plan was to get the larger top half of the boat out of the big cake with the base of the cake out of the smaller one. I then used my fingers to create the waves, gently pushing into the icing to create a rippled effect.
I left these to dry overnight as I wanted them to be firm enough to handle, but soft enough to be able to stick to the side of the ship neatly. I then made a red flag with a Jolly Rodger on the front (from fondant) and  placed it over one of my modelling tools so when it was dry and positioned in the cake it would look like it was blowing in the wind. You can download my template for the sails here Pirate ship Sails template I used a hot glue gun to stick the sails to the mast. To do this glue the top part in place first and when it is really stuck fast you can stick the second on.
Asher loves Captain Hook so I made one to stand on the cake complete with peg leg and shiny hook. I adapted the shape so I could fit it all on one cake with a bit of sticking pieces together with buttercream.
Do you buy them ready-coloured or always buy white and then colour for all your lovely cakes. When I colour the sugarpaste I use a small amount (added with a toothpick) until it’s the right colour.

You can try and add some Trex (vegetable fat) to the sugarpaste when you knead it – just a little.
I cannot tell you how much comfort it gives me to know that you can make something as wonderful as a pirate ship and still struggle with ikea flatpack furniture!
The pirates looked fabulous on the pirate ship and with the few accessories such as a cannon and barrel it made the pirate ship very much realistic. These are especially great with my 3 year old who can break inferior plastic animals in one afternoon! I love to share my simple and easy crafts & activities, printables and learning ideas for baby, toddler and preschoolers! If you use any photos (one pic per post) from this blog, please attach a link to the post that correlates with the photo used.
I knew I was going to shape the cake inwards where the boat touches the sea, so it worked out perfectly.
Off cuts taste great, especially when you are decorating a cake late at night!) The cake here is upside down  to make the shaping easier. But the peg leg wasn’t happy about being made to stand up so he was resting on a barrel of whisky. Use icing sugar to dust down your surface and try and colour the paste a day before you need it. I place it on my hands to melt it then knead and that makes the sugarpaste more malleable and less likely to crack once it’s been handled. I usually pretend I have no idea and leave it to my husband – our most spectacular arguments have been had over ikea flatpacks. It was very easy to use and I will use it for other stuff when I get round to it (a play log cabin maybe??). I hope we inspire you to try these activities and share what you love, when and if you do please link it back to Powerful Mothering!
I was actually planning to have him hanging off the ship but he was too long, but I think this works so much better. I was looking for a pirate ship for my daughter, having diverted her from wanting a Witches cottage to an easier Pirate Ship. I wrapped the red flag around the top and back of the skewer and also made sure that the top was wet so it would really stick in place. Or can you from your other experiences suggest an alternative brand fondant with better workability please?
I’ve also been trying to google distressed wood wallpaper but have no luck finding it.

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