Here is a pirate-themed birthday cake I made for a little boy turning five. I used the party invitations as well as the party plates to come up with the design. I had originally planned on putting the "gold doubloons" around the sides of the cake but then I thought of the #5 gold coin and it wouldn't have looked right with the other chocolate candy coins. The cake itself is a two-tiered chocolate cake with cookies 'n' cream filling covered in fondant. The "Jolly Roger" on top is a fondant cutout, red stripes are fondant and the treasure map is handpainted using a mixture of brown petal dust and lemon extract. I also made the rice krispy treats as party favors for the kids.