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How Pirates Party Cake

Present a buccaneer?s bonanza. Fill a treasure chest built from candy plaques and Sheet Pan cakes with gold candy bars shaped in our Petite Loaf Pan, chocolate coins and strands of white pearl beading.
Makes: Cake serves 45.
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

In advance: Prepare candy chest pieces. Melt and combine the Light Cocoa and White candy and make 2 candy plaques each in 9 x 13 in. and Non-Stick Jelly Roll pans, each 1/4 in. deep. Refrigerate until firm; unmold and turn over 9 x 13 in. plaques. Bring to room temperature and cut the Jelly Roll plaques into 2 in. wide strips, 2-9 in. and 2-13 in. long. Attach the strips to the backside of 9 x 13 in. plaques at inside edges, using melted candy to create 1 box for lid and 1 box to top cake and hold candy. For lid, ice the outside top and sides of one candy box using royal icing. Let dry.

Step 2

Also: Using melted yellow candy, mold gold bars 1 in. deep in Petite Loaf Pan. Refrigerate until firm; unmold and brush with Gold Pearl Dust. Cut 2 lollipop sticks to 9 1/2 in. Brush with Golden Yellow icing color, then with Gold Pearl Dust. Let dry on waxed paper-covered board.

Step 3

Make a copy of Treasure Map pattern and trim to size. Write message on map with marker. Brush map edges with Bronze Pearl Dust. Roll up ends around a dowel rod to curl.

Step 4

Bake and cool two 9 x 13 in. sheet cakes; prepare for Stacked Construction. Ice smooth in chocolate buttercream.

Step 5

Stack one candy box on cake top, open side up, and ice cake and candy sides smooth.

Step 6

For chest trim, tint 36 oz. fondant Golden Yellow. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 36 in. wide strips in lengths to fit height and width of box and lid sides. Use patterns to cut Top and Bottom Lock Plates, 2 Handles, and 16 Corner Plates. Use wide opening of tips 1A and 12 and both openings of tip 2A to cut circle trims. Cut a 1 x 1/2 in. rectangle for keyhole plate. Using a knife, cut out a triangle shape and use tip 12 to cut top hole. Tint a small piece of fondant black and attach to back of keyhole plate with damp brush. Attach circles and half circles with damp brush. Brush all trim with Gold Pearl Dust.

Step 7

Attach fondant pieces to chest with icing. Fill treasure chest with gold bars, chocolate coins, rock candy and pearl beading. Position lid on cake top. Attach lollipop sticks to lid with melted candy for support. Pipe melted candy along lid and chest seam to secure. Ice edge of cake board and immediately sprinkle with granulated brown sugar.

Step 8

Position treasure map.

*Combine Black, Brown and Red-Red for brown icing shown.

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Golden Yellow Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

3 bottles Gold Pearl Dust?

3 packages Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

6 packages White Candy Melts® Candy

4 packages Yellow Candy Melts® Candy

Meringue Powder

Gold Foil-covered Chocolate Coins

Rock candy

granulated brown sugar




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9 x 13 in. Sheet Pan ((need 2 cakes))

Cooling Grid

11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

White Pearl Beading (6mm)


Fine point marker


Waxed paper

Anyone can write out a place card for the party?but wouldn't an edible candy place card be much more special and fun? There are lots of ways to use candy plaques molded in cake or muffin pans. You can create unforgettable holiday gift cards, centerpieces, cake toppers and more. For rectangles, use a loaf pan or mini cake pan. For circles, use muffin pans. Attach a molded candy for a great finishing touch.

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