Fun Pirate Cake Ideas

Fun And Fabulous Pirate Cake Ideas
To Delight Your Sailor Of The High Seas!


Pirate birthday cake ideas are among the most searched by individuals creating a birthday dessert for young males. However, in recent years, many females and older individuals have celebrated their birthday with a pirate-themed party. So if you have a scallywag lookin' for a pirate party cake, read on for ideas.


Pirate Birthday Cake Ideas – Creating a Memorable Cake for a Pirate-Themed Birthday Party

Pirates are a group of individuals that specialize in plundering the vessels and lands that they come in contact with while traveling the world’s oceans in order to obtain various types of treasures without seeking the permission of others. They are individuals that are known for living outside the norm, and making their own rules. While these individuals often live rough, violent lives, many individuals – both young and old – have a natural fascination with pirates.

If you have an interest in pirate birthday cakes, you should take a look at the pictures that we have posted on this page. You will quickly see that there are numerous ways to put together a fantastic cake that is sure to delight a person that is celebrating their birthday.

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Pirate Cake Ideas

Cake Submitted By:
Georganne - Fountain, CO
Pirate Ship Cake

pirate ship cake


I used three boxes of cake mix. I baked each of them in a 9 x 13 inch pan. I drew the basic shape of a ship on a piece of paper, put it on the cooled cakes, and cut the shape out of each of them. I filled the cakes with chocolate butter cream frosting and stacked them. After they were stacked, I cut down at an angle so that the bottom of the cake was narrower than the top. I then added pieces from the leftover cake on top to increase the height of the deck.

I used chocolate marshmallow fondant to decorate the cake. I rolled it out and then cut planks out of it. I used a sucker stick to make nail holes and lightly pressed with a pizza cutter to make the wood grain. Starting at the bottom, I pieced the wood planks together to cover the ship's hull and deck. The upper part of the hull was covered in one piece of fondant that was rolled lightly with the pizza cutter to make it look like thinner planks of wood. Then I painted it with gold luster dust to make it look old. For each cannon, I rolled two balls of fondant. One I flattened, and the other I made flat on two sides. I put them together with a tiny bit of water and then attached them to the side of the cake. The windows in the back were cut out of fondant and painted with silver luster dust to make them look shiny.

For the deck, I rolled tootsie roll shaped logs out of the fondant and placed them along the edges of the deck. Then I cut a thin rope out of the fondant and carefully placed it across them. The sails are made of paper. I brushed them with vegetable oil, and put them in a 200 degree oven for 5 minutes. (BE VERY VERY CAREFUL THAT YOU DO NOT LEAVE THEM. THEY WILL CATCH FIRE QUICKLY!!!!) I threaded the sails on dowels that I had painted with brown food coloring.

I placed the entire cake on a cardboard cake round that I had spread blue royal icing on to look like waves.

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Cake Submitted By:
Sofie, Boise, ID
Pirate Ship Cake

pirate ship cake


I made this cake using the Wilton pirate ship pan and basically followed the instructions that came with the pan to decorate it.

However, I would note that I left off a number of the pirate cake ideas and details and I feel that the final result looked better, not worse as a result.

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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Hoyasmeg


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Andrew Mc D


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: PJF@Cpan
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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Carabou


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Carey Tilden


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Erix


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Leticia Silva Machado


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pirate cake ideas
Photo courtesy of: Madaise


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When searching for pirate cake ideas and reviewing the pirate cake ideas and images on this page, you are able to clearly see that there are numerous ways to create a cake that reflects the life and antics of a pirate. You may create a simple cake with a skull and crossbones image, you may create a cake that integrates pirate cake toppers, or you may create an elaborate masterpiece that is shaped like a majestic pirate ship. Your choice should be determined on the age of the individual that you are designing the cake for, the types of products that you are able to obtain – such as specially designed cake pans and cake topper pieces – and, the amount of skill that you have in creating and decorating cakes. The following instructions will assist you in creating pirate birthday cakes for individuals of all ages:

Instructions for Creating an Elaborate Pirate Ship Cake with Ease

Items Needed:

  • Nordic Ware Ship Pan
  • Large Cake Tray
  • 2 Boxes of Cake Mix
  • Brown Fondant
  • Blue Fondant
  • Blue Gel Icing
  • Pirate Cake Toppers
  • Small Pirate Flag Cake Topper

Step 1: Create the cake batter and place it in the cake pan to bake.

Step 2: Allow the cake to cool.

Step 3: Cover the cake tray with blue fondant and blue gel icing so that it looks like water.

Step 4: Place the ship cake on the tray and cover in brown fondant.

Step 5: Place the small pirate flag cake topper on the front end of the ship.

Step 6: Place the pirate cake toppers in various locations on the ship.

If you have created a pirate-themed cake in the past, we would love to see your photographs and hear the stories surrounding the cake and the celebration that it was presented. Additionally, if you elect to create a cake based on one of the many pirate cake ideas that you have been presented with on this page, we would also like to see your pictures, hear how you made the cake, and also hear the stories surrounding the cake. Simply click on our submission link in order to share your images and stories. In taking this step, you will be assisting others in coming up with their own pirate birthday cakes!

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