You sunk my battleship!This nifty Pirate Ship Cake Pan from Wilton reminds me of a piece from an old Battleship! board game I used to have. The small piece from the game and the cake pan have almost the exact same design on a much bigger, and much more edible, scale. The cake depicts the top few decks of a large ship and has a lot of detail, from the side boards on the hull to tiny little staircases on the top deck. While it is called a pirate ship, it looks like it could be easily made into any type of ship, provided that you don’t stick a large pirate flag in the top.
The cake holds 10 cups of batter, which is the same as many bundt cake pans and about the same as the volume of two 8-inch round cake pans. Because of the design of the pan, it will not be easy to simply run a knife around the edges to loosen it when you’re ready to turn your cake out. Be sure to grease the pan well with vegetable oil or cooking spray and, unless otherwise specified by the recipe you’re using, take the cake out while it is still hot so it does not have a chance to stick in the pan as it cools.