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Pirate Birthday Party: Treasure Chest Cake

by Sara McClure on August 5, 2011

Treasure Chest Cake

I can’t claim this idea from Family Fun, but I can point you to the video tutorial!

A few thoughts: Making this cake was slightly frustrating….but then again, it could’ve just been me. My cake was a little too crumbly and caused me issues when I tried to frost it. Possibly humidity and summer heat?  Putting the cake in the freezer for a little while probably would have helped….but it was too late by the time I realized this, so I marched on through. The top kept sliding off the back and didn’t have the open treasure chest look I was going for (and the original picture showed). But, in the spirit of making things work, I just kept adding gold coins until it looked better. In the end, the birthday boy was happy and that’s the only thing that matters!

Treasure Chest Cake 2

Other Pirate Birthday Party Details: Message-In-A-Bottle Invitations, Shark-Infested Water Jello Treats

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1 Lindsay @ BytesOfMemory August 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

ohh my word what a cute cake!! WTG!


2 Sara August 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Thanks Lindsay! I was planning on doing a Pirate Hat cake from Family Fun, but Jonah saw this on the computer and talked me into changing plans. It was a fun cake, just a little difficult in the summer heat!


3 Kara @ The Chuppies August 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

This is so so fun! Love the idea of the “overflowing” treasure chest! :)
Side note–butterflies ordered! (thanks for finding the new deal :)


4 Sara August 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

You’re welcome!


5 Michelle Hardy August 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I made this cake for Aidan 3 years in a row! He loved helping me make it. Last year we made the “jewels” and “coins” with candy molds and candy melts. He really enjoyed helping make those. Alas, this year he turned 8 and decided that he was too “grown up” for the treasure chest cake.


6 JIll Childre August 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

How Fun! You did a great job! I have a “caking” blog too! The Happy Caker It’s a work in progress. Baking is so fun…especially for our sweet little ones!


7 Karla August 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

Cute cake! A couple years back I did a pirate ship cake, and I had some cake leftover so I made a little treasure chest on an island. It was really fun – but time-consuming!


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