After the success of the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, many kids love to dress up like pirates, behave like them, and even talk in the same manner. If your kid, whether it's a boy or girl, loves pirates, you can surprise him/her by throwing a fabulous pirate-themed birthday party.
All you've got to do is read this and find helpful suggestions on how the cake can be decorated as per the theme. Remember, pirate birthday cakes are easy to make and here we will give you some ideas.
Birthday Cakes for Kids
You really don't have to be a skilled baker to prepare a pirate cake. The recipe for the cake remains the same, depending on what flavor you want, and the only thing to concentrate on is the frosting on top. This is where it all boils down to.
Once you have finalized what the frosting needs to be, the next thing to do spread the frosting and decorate the cake. And now, we will go over important tips you need to keep in mind on how to make a pirate cake.
Kids love pirate ship cakes as they look different from any cake they've seen. What you need to do is bake the cake, however big you want, and get some plastic pirate toys like small pirate figurines, cannons, and a treasure chest. You can place the toys on top of the cake after the frosting is done to decorate the cake.
To ready the cake so that it looks like a ship, you can draw the outline of a ship and use blue icing to resemble water underneath the ship. Use white icing to make the sails. Be a bit creative with the ship and for help, you can search for a pirate ship image online and copy it. Use colorful candy and golden coins as treasure on the ship.
Place the oval cake on one side of the bigger cake and then spread the icing. Here as well, you can use plastic toys like palm trees, pirate figurines, a small boat, and a shark in the water.
Use brown icing to make the treasure box, use green and brown icings for palm trees, blue icing for water, and orange and red icings for the route to reach the treasure from the boat till the treasure box. You don't need to make a complicated map for this cake. A simple route will do just fine.
A Pirate's Face
Finally, if you can't think of anything else, then drawing a pirate's face will be perfect. Bake a big, round cake and use light pink icing to cover it completely.
Now, we need red, white, and black icing to decorate the cake. Use red and white icings to draw the pirate's head scarf. Use the black icing to draw one eye, one eye patch, a funny looking mustache, and mouth. Isn't that a cool idea?