When the makers of Wizard101 launched Pirate101 recently, Aron’s cake became a foregone conclusion. He presented me with a number of screen shots, and a challenge: to recreate the flag of his pirate ship!

It’s a basic Victoria Sponge, sandwiched with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream, then covered in yellow buttercream.  I piped the star, sword and snake from royal icing over templates I’d prepared, then then stuck them in place with more royal icing, adding finishing touches (and the odd repair) freehand.

The cake went down well with his class, with no plank-walking required.