Pirate Galleon

All-in-One Chocolate Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Pirates and Treasure Island are such popular themes for small boys’ birthday parties that this is certain to be a huge success. It’s not difficult to make. Do make sure you use skewers to support the boat... my first attempt capsized!



Give the cakes a spell in the fridge or freezer, to make them easier to mould. Trim the surfaces of the cakes if necessary, to ensure they are flat. Cut both squares in half lengthways so that you have four cakes, each 20cm long and 10cm wide. Take two halves and buttercream together, making sure the top surface is the flat base of a cake. This is the central part of the galleon. Place on the d