I've been making some crazy cakes! My youngest son just turned 8 (already!), and for his birthday cake this year he requested a pirate themed cake. No more baby-cakes for him!
I wanted to make a pirate ship, but he wanted a skull and cross-bones. The scarier, the better, for 8-year-old boys! The cake was a hit at the party! I’m not sure if 8-year-old girls would ever want a cake like this! I am outnumbered in my house with 4 boys (including my dog), so it is all boy stuff around here, all the time!
Everything on it is sweet and edible. The bones are made of white chocolate covered crispy treats.
The skull is chocolate cake covered with fondant, and the scarf is also fondant. The “dirt” on the cake board is cocoa powder.