Take sail with this simple to make Pirate Ship Cake! If you love Jake the Pirate, Pirates of the Caribbean, or your favorite Pirate, this is a fun and easy way to celebrate!
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Pirate Ship Cake:
1 8-inch cakes (I used Devil’s Food Cake Mix and added 8 ounces sour cream to the mix)
Chocolate Buttercream (see recipe below)
Pirate Ship flag template (copied on white paper)
Cocoa Baton cookies
Mini reeses candy
Tootsie rolls or malt balls
Sticks or straws
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (salted, or unsalted)
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
3 – 4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 Cup unsweeted cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
* In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix softened butter and crisco together.
* Add salt (if needed).
*In a small bowl, mix the cocoa and oil together to create a paste. Add this to the butter & crisco.
* One cup at time, add 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, beating after each addition.until the consistency you want is reached. If you want to pipe the frosting on cupcakes, the frosting should be nice and thick. Continue to beat another minute or so. The frosting should now be smooth and fluffy.