Treasure Chest Cake For My Son's 3rd Birthday

by Sonia Grandile
(Melville Western Australia)

Jonah's Treasure Chest Cake

Jonah's Treasure Chest Cake

I wanted to try using a chocolate icing fondant and found a perfect use for it for my little boy's 3rd birthday cake. A treasure chest cake! This cake and pirate theme were inspired by the wonderful Pirate ship my husband built for our son.

I baked the layers of chocolate cake from Betty Crocker's cake mix and iced each layer with Betty Crocker vanilla frosting. Then used the chocolate fondant (a lot tastier than regular 'plastic' fondant) to cover entire cake. I covered the lid separately. Then I coloured white chocolate icing fondant with yellow powdered food colouring to make the trims on the cake. To finish off the appearance of a treasure chest I used a wooden skewer to lightly drag lines across the fondant to mimic wood grain.

I had many complements on the cake and everyone seemed to enjoy the taste of it as well. A lot of fun to make. Now to work on my daughter's birthday request of a Mary Poppins cake.

Editor's Note: That's a great cake, Sonia. Thanks for sharing the details with our readers, especially about using the chocolate fondant.

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Jun 17, 2015
cake instructions
by: Anonymous

Hello Tony
The description i added with the photo has details of what i used and some of the construction. I made this cake 3 years ago before i started my own cake decorating business and make my cakes from scratch.
You can find ready coloured yellow fondant to make the trim on the treasure chest, will save time colouring it yourself. the cake inside you can cut in half, layer with frosting and coat the entire cake with frosting before rolling out the chocolate fondant to cover the cake.
I used extra frosting on the cake board and sprinkled with cookie crumbs to give the effect of sand.
Hope this information helps.

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