Capt’n Gabe’s Cake — 3D chocolate cake

I was really excited when I got this order, it took the longest to make but it was a lot of fun.  The customer who ordered this wanted a 2 layer Jake and the Neverland Pirate cake but I suggested that a cake made of ship would be more awesome and as you can see, IT IS !

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Ahoy Mateys! Arrr! How do you like me pirate ship cake?

The whole ship was made of chocolate cake. The mom wanted toy figures (instead of edible sugar figures ) for the cake so her son could keep the toys after the party.  I had to order them right away before I could thoroughly plan the design of the cake. Baking Big Ideas As soon as the toys arrived I was so excited to start making the ship.  The size of the toys were just perfect, except for the treasure chest. Baking Big Ideas Treasure Chest I did’nt use the toy treasure chest for it was too small instead I made a much larger one out of chocolate cake and filled it up with candies and M&Ms YUM-MEEE! Baking Big Ideas I swirled some blue vanilla buttercream to create the ocean effect and the sand was made of crushed graham cookies.  Pretty neat right? Baking Big Ideas Pirate Cake I absolutely love everything in this cake!  The pirate party took place at school so I had to deliver this cake real early like around 7 am because I still have to go to my real work at like 9 am (the truth is I was late for work that day. Boohoo ) Baking Big Ideas / Artistic Milestones Well thats that, blast with ya all ye scallywags!


16 thoughts on “Capt’n Gabe’s Cake — 3D chocolate cake

  1. Wo O O …My God! So beautiful and inspiring me to do more… its going to be a challenge for my son’s birthday. Good luck in all future endeavors my friend! I shall remember you in all my doubts while making… How do you store after you finish entirely

    • Hi Rhema thanx so much! I didn’t know you make fondant cakes. I’d love to see your creations, do you have a link? I store them at room temp on the table in my cake-room or place where I decorate cakes.

      • Yeah I do. I still look for perfection when I see cakes from people like you. I have not posted them yet. I do it for friends’ birthdays. How many days can it stay in the room temperature without spoiling.

        • I usually give myself a maximum of 2 days to work on a cake because in my experience most people who order fondant cakes will not eat it right away they’ll wait a day or two or more before they actually eat it. I guess they want to admire the cake that long before consuming it. In my experience it will take 5 to 6 days at room temp before they start to spoil depending on the weather.

      • Also, i wanted to know, when the temperature is high, the sugars start to melt and appears silky. Ans when I keep in fridge, it becomes hard. The whole soft and luscious cake is gone. What do I do?

        • Are you using marshmallow fondant? You need to adjust the recipe of your fondant. I add some tylose to my fondant if the temp is high.

        • I used almond mix to make fondant. Tylose is sugar right? What kind of fondant you choose to make? can you briefly explain? sorry to interrupt you every now and then.

        • I’ve actually never heard of mixing almond in fondant. Tylose I believe is a type of non toxic chemical used to make fondant dry faster and it makes a little more flexible as well. I make my fondant using the one with gelatin in it because in my experience its more weatherproof compare to the one with marshmallow. I bought several brands of commercial fondants to check it’s smoothness and pliability then I adjusted my fondant recipe so it’s almost similar. Took so many trial and errors but it’s worth it in the end bec it’s a lot cheaper.

  2. This is adorable! I know it was a hit, and you’ll be seeing orders from all the other moms now! Love the water and sand, and the toys were a great idea to add to it. And who wouldn’t want a treasure chest full of M&Ms?

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