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.
RecipeGirlMay 1, 2008
Wish this had been around last year when I had my son’s pirate bday party. I ended up buying a grocery store bakery cake for 50 bucks. When I saw the cake, I couldn’t believe how easy it was for them to do. Never again!! I will bake my own next time 🙂
KarenMay 2, 2008
Cute cake. There seems to be so many detailed cake pans coming out by NordicWare and Wilton. I have always had some degree of trouble removing the cake without leaving chunks behind in the pan. Then I read someplace that you should let the cake cool completely before trying to remove the cake from the pan. The last time a I made a bundt cake in a detailed pan, I did let it cool completely and it was intact.
So to cool or not to cool – that is the question.
ChristinaMay 9, 2008
Karen, i’ve been baking with wilton cake pans for a while now and always let them set, not necessarily cool, for a few minutes before removing the cake. So Far that has worked best for me. However, i’ve discovered that spraying a Flour Non Stick spray works great on not leaving bits of the cake behind. hope that helps. Good Baking!