How to make a treasure chest birthday cake for a pirate party

If you’re planning a pirate theme birthday party, just get a load of this homemade treasure chest cake! Chrissy of The Outlaw Mom designed and made it for her son Sam’s first birthday party. The lid is a little slice of cake engineering genius – it’s made from curved cardboard that was covered in tin foil and then iced. (I love that there’s no pressure to make perfect icing, because the crumbles on the edges just make it look more like old wood!) After the lid is in place you can stuff the inside of the cake with gold coins and candy pearls.

How to make a treasure chest birthday cake for a pirate party

After the cake is finished, adding brown sugar around the sides of the cake makes the perfect “sand”!

For detailed information on how to make and decorate this pirate cake, and to see lots more pictures from Sam’s pirate theme first birthday, visit The Outlaw Mom.

Reposted gratefully with permission from Chrissy of The Outlaw Mom.

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