My son wanted a pirate party, and I figured a pirate ship cake wouldn’t be too difficult.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m insane.
I don’t know why, but it was one of the most difficult cakes yet!
I wasn’t completely happy with it, but my son loved it, and that’s all that matters.
Then I made a simple Happy Birthday cake:
And as I was dreaming up the dessert table, I felt like I needed to make another cake– a treasure chest! Not sure why, considering I had other desserts, plus 2 cakes already, and the party was for only 13 boys.
It must be my obsessive baking problem.
Well, at 2am the night before the party, I was kicking myself for having decided on a third cake. I had been on my feet for 18 hours straight, and could barely keep my eyes open.
But I made it anyway.
And then my husband told me the treasure chest looked awful.
Yes, he went there. (Mind you, he was tired too.)
So I picked up the cake and threw it at him.
OK, that was only in my mind. 🙂
I actually worked on it some more (because he was right), and made it look somewhat presentable:
Although I have to say, when one of the boys arrived, he immediately went to open the treasure chest. As I gasped, wondering if it would all fall apart before the party even began, he exclaimed, “Whoa! I didn’t realize it was a cake!”
Nice. Win for me. 🙂