I found the cutest cake ideas on the Betty Crocker website last night. Here is my version of the pirate birthday cake....I am giving it to a special boy I know!
It's the first time I've made a cake like this - and it was really very easy! I would do some things differently next time but it definitely got me over the fear to attempting a theme cake. Already I am "looking" at candy differently ~ "how can I use that on a cake?" Check out the Betty Crocker website for yourself! They have great "how-to" videos and quite a few girl AND boy ideas.