The cake is central to all parties. Kids love to see what it is, blow out the candles and then lick the icing off. Sometimes they even eat it! This treasure map cake is easy to decorate, looks great and doesn’t take much time. For this cake I use the spinach and carrot brownie recipe from the Minecraft party.
Once your cake is cooled put a crumb layer of icing on. This is a thin layer that just holds any crumbs to the cake rather than showing up in your top layer. Let it set in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
While the cake is in the fridge you can try piping some chocolate shapes to add detail to the cake. To make them melt some chocolate and put it in a piping bag. Lay out a piece of baking paper for you to pipe the shapes onto. When you are ready cut a tiny bit off the end of the piping bag and start drawing. It might take a few goes to get the hang of it but keep trying, they do get better. Some things you might want to try drawing are swords, X’s, skulls, guns, shark fins etc
Once the crumb layer is set put the main layer on. A light brown or yellow give it a bit of an ages parchment look. Once its on clean up the board with paper towel.
Its now time to add the pretty pictures to the map. Let your creative juices flow as you create the map using icing writing pens. On our map we added dangerous rocks with large waves, a giant squid, shark fins and the island where the treasure is buried. As it’s just the map you don’t need to worry about drawing a ship but it’s always an option. Draw a line all the way around the edge to signify the paper, wobbly lines are great as treasure maps are always a little damaged.
Use silver balls, choc chips or keep drawing to trace the path a ship would take to find the treasure and then add your chocolate accents once set.