I, too, dabbled in the art of sculpture like birthday cakes this weekend. Yesterday was Big Boy's 4th birthday party and we had a pirate theme. Anyway, here is the cake:
Yes, the ship is actually cake! I baked a round cake, cut it into two moon shapes, glued them together with icing and voila a ship shape was born. I cut off the bottom so it would sit flat on the flat cake ocean. Then I iced it with brown icing, secured it to the ocean with bamboo skewers which served as my masts, and decorated with Crunch Stix cannons and chocolate wafer railing. Hate to toot my own horn but TOOT TOOT!