Pirate Face Cake
Here is a sweet little cake I made as a gift for a friend’s son.
It was his 4th birthday. He loves pirates or should I say is crazy about pirates.
He has a pirate costume with the eye patch and runs around the house with his sword playing pirate all day long. At a recent Purim festival he dressed like a pirate to school too.
It’s such an easy cake that I did not bother to take pictures of the progress.
This is a 6″ cake but I baked it in a 7″ pan because I did not want the cake to be high.
It’s my Double Chocolate Chocolate cake recipe with my Vanilla Buttercream.
I covered the whole cake with my homemade skin tone fondant. For the skin tone I used Wilton ivory and a dash of peach (ever so little).
Then I used red fondant for the bandana and placed it at a slight angle.
Next I placed white fondant circle using a round tip. ( I think I used Wilton tip 12)
Ivory fondant for the nose.
Black fondant to cut out a thin strip, placed it across the eye and head.
An oval cutter for the eye patch.
A round tip for the other eye and
trimmings from an oval cutter to make the mouth.
The balance of the black for the cake border. Just rolled it into a long log then used my shell toll to impress a pattern.
Voila! How easy was that?
I love making these simple, easy and yet out standing cakes that make kids happy.
I believe every child should have a special cake for his or her birthday but that special does not necessary have to be difficult, expensive or time consuming.
Well, that’s all from me for today. Thanks for stopping by.