Looking for easy Jake and the Never Land Pirates cake ideas?
Here is one such easy idea you can consider. I call this an easy to make cake simply because I used toy toppers to decorate the cake. All the figurines on the cake were provided by my customer and so the rest of the deco on the cake in fondant was the only thing I added to the cake.
And if you can see the cake above, the rest of the decoration on the cake is not that complicated either but it still follows a ‘pirate’ theme so all in all, it was an easy cake that would definitely please any child who loves Jake and the Never Land Pirates show.
These were the main supplies I used to decorate this cake:
And this was how I assembled the Jake and the Never Land Pirates cake:
I got the toy toppers to be delivered to me a few days in advance of starting my cake decorating work. That way, when I started the decorating, I was able to estimate how I want to position them on the cake and how their size would impact the rest of the deco on the cake. Not knowing the actual size can be difficult and in worst cases, result in the toppers not being able to fit on the cake with the rest of the deco on.
To start with, once the cake was baked and has cooled down, I leveled the layers and sandwiched them with a thin layer of buttercream. And then I crumb coated the entire cake with again, a thin layer of buttercream.
Next, I covered the cake with white fondant that has been tinted with a very light hue of blue. This is the lightest hue of blue on the cake. Using the same blue fondant, I rolled a long strip of fondant with a width of about 2 inches. I cut one long end of the strip straight and the other end in curved waves. I then applied some shortening to the sides of my cake and attached the light blue strip all around, closer to the top edge of the cake. I smoothed the joints to make them less obvious.
Next, I mixed another batch of blue fondant, this time, I made it slightly darker than the first batch. Again, I rolled a long strip of the fondant with a width of about 2 inches. And again, I cut one long end of it straight and the other end in curved waves. This went on to the sides of the cake just like the earlier step, but this time, slightly below the earlier strip and in attaching the fondant strip to my cake, I made sure the tall ends and short ends of the curves were alternating with the top strip, meaning if the lighter blue fondant wave was high, I made sure the darker wave below it was on the shorter end, vice versa.
Once that was done, I went on with the 3rd row of the waves. Again, I made sure the shade of blue for this row was darker than the second row. That way, I had a nice blue ombre hue on the sides of the cake. Similar to the 2nd row, I rolled the fondant into a long strip but this time, the width was reduced further to about 1.5 inches. One long end was cut into a straight line while the other end in curved waves. And I attached this strip of fondant onto the sides of the cake in the exact same way as I did for the 1st and 2nd rows of waves, making sure the waves were in alternating order.
Next, using the same shade of blue fondant, I covered the cake board and formed tiny fondant balls (by hand) for the cake border. I attached these balls all around the base of the cake with shortening.
After that, I went on to make the treasure map on the cake. For this, I used Satin Ice fondant in Ivory. I rolled the fondant thin in a size that was large enough to fit the top of a 7 inches round cake and on purpose, tore the sides of the fondant with hand. I wanted the map to look like worn out paper and tearing the fondant by hand helped in making the fondant look just like that. I lifted the fondant map and placed it on the cake. I then used a thin wooden dowel (you can even use a straw or your cake decorating brush) to roll 2 ends of the fondant treasure map. And then I drew the map with my edible food markers. I started with the green triangles and the red cross and joined these together in a dotted line that was drawn using a black food marker.
Next, I cut out the wordings for the cake in orange tinted fondant and attached them onto the map with shortening. And finally, I added the toy toppers. Izzy and the Scully went on the cake while Jake was placed on the cake board.
And with that, the cake was complete. Hope you enjoyed this idea.
Happy Decorating :)
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