Ashley R. (NDW#43) (19 Posts)

Ashley is DDL's resident food expert and is a passionate foodie who enjoys cooking, fine dining, traveling and all things Disney. From a young age she has been in love with the magic of what Disney represents. She is the chief editor of her website where she shares Disney information,vacation tips, videos and Disney recipes. She also currently is a columnist for To contact Ashley you can find her on Twitter @acupofdisney

Ahoy Mates! With the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie out in theaters I thought it would be really cool to make a Pirates themed cake at home and have a movie night watching all three of the Pirate films.

It is really easy to make this pirate hat cake. First take any flavor of your favorite cake and bake it in two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Once the cakes have cooled you will need a serrated knife like a bread knife to cut the cakes into the right shapes. Cut a straight cut about a quarter of way down from the top of the cake. Then cut the top piece you cut off in half. Turn the bigger full piece around and place the small pieces at the ends of the full piece of cake.

You will need two tubs of chocolate frosting and a tube of white decorators’ icing to frost and decorate the cake. Cover the cake in chocolate frosting and then pipe with the white icing the outline of the edge of the hat. Use the white icing to decorate the skull on the center of the hat. Then, using a sandwich bag, fill it with a small amount of chocolate frosting and snip the end of it to put on the features of the skull. Enjoy!

Contributed by: Ashley Reeve (NDW#43) Ashley is the DDL Food Blogger. She is also the creator of A Cup of Disney.


  1. What an awesome cake!! Totally love it!! Goes along with my theory that you can make any shaped cake with 2 round pans!! 🙂

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