Anyone else have the Pirates of the Caribbean song going through their head right now? No? Just me? Alright then...
A couple weeks ago, my older son turned five, FIVE! It’s so hard to believe I already have a five year old. It seems like just yesterday, I was bringing a little 4 pound bundle home from the hospital! Well, my little bundle of joy has grown up into such a funny, intelligent little boy!
And what my little boy really wanted for his birthday was a Minnie Mouse cake. Yep Minnie. Mickey was not acceptable. You see, when I made the Minnie cake for my friend, he immediately thought it was for him and decided right then and there (in October) that he was going to make a Minnie themed party for his birthday in January.
Now, I’m a pretty tolerant parent (my younger son has a collection of baby dolls & both boys like to play with my hairclips), but I wasn’t making my son a Minnie cake. I gave him a few more ideas…Mickey, robots, pirates, trucks? Well, eventually he settled on pirates (he’s a big Jake & the Neverland Pirates fan, too) but only if he could have a pirate ship cake.
To make his pirate ship cake, I used the same baking and carving method as I did with the Xylosaurus Cake, only carving the cake into a ship instead of a dinosaur. I used Rich Chocolate cake, Chocolate MM Fondant, and just a little bit of MM fondant for the details!
In the end, my son was so thrilled to have a pirate party, complete with eye patches, that he didn’t remember the Minnie Cake at all!