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Pirate Birthday Cake, Cookies and Cupcakes

by Karen Taylor


Create the perfect sweet spread for a pirate party including birthday cake, cookies and cupcakes.

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Avast, me hearties! This swashbuckling cake design is sure to shiver the timbers of birthday buccaneers young and old, while the accompanying cupcakes and cookies provide plenty of inspiration for pirate-themed party food and treats to take home.


  1. Covering the Cake Drum
    Discover how to make a fun spotty cake board design.
  2. Covering the Cake
    Learn how to carve and cover a hat-shaped cake.
  3. Decorating the Cake
    Use templates and cutters to cut out decorations from Sugar Dough.
  4. Finishing Touches
    Finish the design to a professional standard.
  5. Cookies
    Create complementary cookies for a pirate party theme.
  6. Cupcakes
    Create complementary cupcakes for a pirate party theme.

Occasion: Birthday
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Featured in Summer 2009 issue

Project by Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

author of Pirate Birthday Cake, Cookies and Cupcakes

Karen Taylor is an experienced cake decorator and has been decorating cakes for over 10 years. She studied at Birmingham College of Food for three years, gaining NCFE levels 1, 2 and 3 in Cake Decorating, and has won many awards for her designs including Silver and Bronze medals at Salon Culinaire.