I Saw One Ship…

What, you thought I was going to bake THREE cakes?

"ghost ship cake"

For reasons I don’t entirely understand, I own a cake pan shaped like a pirate ship.

And when one owns a cake pan shaped like a pirate ship, one must bake pirate-ship-shaped cakes. Which I did, using a much-modified* version of Aunt Mary’s One-Bowl Pound Cake.

Once it came out of the oven, I thought it looked a bit unimpressive, so I hit upon the idea of icing the cake with a quick glaze of confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice.

Unfortunately, once I applied the icing, I realized it looked like someone had j!zzed all over it. So, in a last-ditch attempt to salvage the project, I added masts fashioned from bamboo skewers and scraps of paper towels for sails, with rigging made of twine.

Mostly, it now looks a bit like an edible version of the Mary Celeste, only encrusted with dried semen…which, I think, makes it an official cake wreck.

And on that appetizing note: MERRY HAPPY, EVERYBODY!

*Fresh-ground whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose; duck eggs instead of chicken eggs; honey, maple syrup, and molasses instead of sugar; butter instead of Crisco or Spry (this recipe is very much of its time); and various festive spices — cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, etc.
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4 thoughts on “I Saw One Ship…

  1. Agnes says:

    I very much want to eat this cake!

  2. JennyOH says:

    Shame it has that… visual association, because from the description it sounds like it would taste lovely! Oh well, at least you made a Cake Wreck?

  3. Fella says:


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