posted on Feb, 26 2010 @ 08:58 AM
Man...so, a couple of nights ago, we're making the pirate ship cake... We get all four layers carved and assembled, with fillings, etc., and just
before my wife finished the under-icing for the whole shape, she somehow managed to knock it on the floor!!!
It was toast...beyond repair. All of it was put in the trash. Had to start anew.
I came up with several alternative ideas...(like using the extra cake we had from the carving to make a smaller ship and add an island, etc.), but
they were shot down.
Finally, (it was 10:30 at night, and we didn't have time to bake more cake layers), we decided on a work-around. We went to Walmart and bought two
layer cakes, and then scraped off the crap icing they use. We then reassembled the layers (though now with icing vs. fillings), and re-carved, re-iced
it. Was pretty much as good as new. (well, it was new, really)... I worked also on making the masts (wooden dowels, painted black), sails (white
fondant, using icing dye to paint a design on them), fondant portholes and cannon covers, and we used a fondant back with those grid-shaped pretzels
Last night, we decorated, adding the wood-looking icing for the deck and sides, and assembled all the elements together, using blue-colored piping gel
for the water (and adding a few gummy sharks down in the water). For cannons, we used pirouette cookie sticks (hollow out the tip a little), and they
It all came off pretty well, despite the disaster, so I'll post some pics of it very soon. (just finished it last night)...