Pirate Birthday Cake

Pirate Birthday CakeThis was a really fun cake to design and create.  My son loves the show “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” so I was familiar with the theme when asked to make the cake.  I have been seeing this wave technique around for a few months now, and it was the perfect time to try it!  The bottom tier was made to look like waves using an ombre wave technique.  I bordered the cake with brown sugar to represent sand.  And then scattered fondant gold doubloons all around the cake.

Treasure Map CakeThe top tier was hand painted using gel food color.  I painted it to look like a treasure map.  The birthday message was painted in the font similar to the font used in the television show.

Jake and the Neverland PiratesI made the Jake character out of fondant.  I cut each color out and pieced it together like a puzzle.  I made the palm tree out of fondant as well.  When I was arranging the top of the cake, it was looking a little bare, so I added an airbrushed sun behind Jake to make him really pop.  I love how this cake turned out, Happy Birthday Harry!

  • My daughter loves this show! Going to have to show this cake to her. She will be amazed!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    So so so cute!

  • Sina

    Melissa, you are so talented! Beautiful.

  • Such talent!

  • Fabulous as always

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    I’ve never heard of that show but this cake is cute as anything!

  • So cute!!

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    You are truly an artist!

  • this is great; i love the waves!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Such a fun looking cake! Lucky Harry!