What a fantastic day was had, complete with pirate flagged hot dogs!!
I made the cake from 2 square cakes and cut them to shape. I used malteeses for the canon balls and rolos, placed two together for the wine barrels. Wafer creme filled biscuits worked as ship rails and chocolate frosting knifed to represent ship boards. Cake pieces laden with green icing formed the island and a few rolos stuck together made the palm tree. The top of the tree is an old lego piece I had lying a round and the jewels were oversized cheap kids rings pushed into the icing and cake. The sails were made from cardboard and kebab sticks. Free pattern from the internet was used for sails. Cardboard cutouts of pirates gave an extra look! It was easy to make and the kids were in absolute awe as were their parents. After all no one does homemade cakes like these much anymore.