I made this cake for my oldest son's 4th. pirate themed birthday party.
The cake was pretty easy to make- I baked a sheet cake first, then just cut it up. I bought chocolate buttercream frosting from the bakery section of our grocery store, chocolate coins from a discount toy store, candy necklaces & ring pops from Party Warehouse, and fruit by the foot from the grocer also.
After I baked the sheet cake, I popped it out of the pan after it cooled a little, then stuck it into the freezer. After it had hardened up a bit, I took it out and cut it up to assemble it like a treasure chest. To make it prop open, I used tooth picks on the inside under the lid, (we had to remember to remove these when it was time to eat!). Then I gave it a basic once over with the frosting, then frosted it again w/ the fudge frosting and tried to create some texture to look like wood. I added the fruit by the foot to across the middle, and used black frosting to create details. Then I just stuck the candy coins and jewels inside and voila'! Treasure chest cake completed!
The kids LOVED the candies and were very excited to eat it. There wasn't any cake leftover after the party!
If you'd like detailed instructions on how to make this cake, and many other cool cakes, check out Family Fun's website! The link will take you directly to the page that I used to get the idea to make this cake.
More Fun Ideas for Birthday Cakes:
*Puppy Dog Cake