April 27th was my nephew's 7th birthday. He is really big into Pirates right now, so when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday cake, naturally, he said, "A PIRATE SHIP!!" I thought...."Sure...no problem!" YIKES! I had no idea how to make a pirate ship but I knew it would NOT be a flat cake with a picture on it. This had to be special...3D! I dove right in, did my research and got some good ideas and was ready to make a Pirate ship for Capt'n Tim.