Pirate Ship by Paul Bradford

Skill Level: Advanced
Decorating Time: 3 Hours
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A stunning celebration cake perfect for the adventurous boys out there.

There's a lot to learn here from the carving and shaping to the details on the side of the cake let Paul guide you through every step. It's one of those cakes that you can keep adding too especially with pirates and weapons of the day to paintwork on the sides of the ship.
On of our most desired cakes. Great fun to make and even better when you see the recipient's face.

Overview

A stunning celebration cake perfect for the adventurous boys out there.
There’s a lot to learn here from the carving and shaping to the details on the side of the cake let Paul guide you through every step. It’s one of those cakes that you can keep adding too especially with pirates and weapons of the day to paintwork on the sides of the ship.
On of our most desired cakes. Great fun to make and even better when you see the recipient’s face.

Lesson 1 - Creating the Shape

Lesson 2 - Ganache

Lesson 3 - Icing the Ship

Lesson 4 - Wood Effect

Lesson 5 - Adding the Detail

Lesson 6 - Adding the Mast

Lesson 7 - Luster Dust and Sails

Lesson 8 - Attaching Sails

Lesson 9 - Adding the Sea

Lesson 10 - Finishing Touches

  • Rolling Pin large and small
  • Pallet knife
  • Smoothers
  • Prit Stick
  • Pastry brush
  • Lace cutter
  • PME tools
  • Sharp knife
  • Bamboo skewers (11)
  • Brown florist tape
  • Scraper
  • 12″ Square cakes
  • 12″x 16″ Cake drum
  • 1kg Chocolate ganache
  • 2Kg Brown Sugarpaste
  • 800g Atlantic Blue sugarpaste
  • 250g White sugarpaste
  • Food colouring: Navy, Baby Blue and white
  • 1.5m Black (or Brown) ribbon (15mm thick)
  • Lustre – Bronze and Gold
  • PME Sprays: Red, Bronze and Glaze
  • Spaghetti
  • Rice paper (6 sheets)