How to Make a Pirate Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

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How to Make a Pirate Treasure Chest Birthday Cake Recipe
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Gather supplies! I got chocolate coins & plastic jewels on Amazon.

Gather supplies! I got chocolate coins & plastic jewels on Amazon.

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Bake a 9x13" cake for a base (I did a marble cake), and another in a loaf pan (I did chocolate), making some batter into 4 cupcakes. I like to freeze them before working with them.

Bake a 9x13" cake for a base (I did a marble cake), and another in a loaf pan (I did chocolate), making some batter into 4 cupcakes. I like to freeze them before working with them.

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Pour a few Nilla Wafers or graham crackers in the food processor or blender.

Pour a few Nilla Wafers or graham crackers in the food processor or blender.

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Chop to make your edible beach sand!

Chop to make your edible beach sand!

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Frost the base cake, making some "waves" in one corner. I used cream cheese frosting.

Frost the base cake, making some "waves" in one corner. I used cream cheese frosting.

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Spray blue food coloring on the waves. If you can't find the spray, coloring the frosting before spreading works too!

Spray blue food coloring on the waves. If you can't find the spray, coloring the frosting before spreading works too!

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Sprinkle your "sand" on the rest of the cake.

Sprinkle your "sand" on the rest of the cake.

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Top view of sandy beach

Top view of sandy beach

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Slice the top off your loaf cake.

Slice the top off your loaf cake.

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Sliced open treasure chest

Sliced open treasure chest

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Pick up the loaf cake base and frost the edges with chocolate.

Pick up the loaf cake base and frost the edges with chocolate.

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Set it into place on the base and frost the top.

Set it into place on the base and frost the top.

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Cut the 4 cupcakes into wedges.

Cut the 4 cupcakes into wedges.

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4 sliced cupcakes

4 sliced cupcakes

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Line them up along the back edge. This will prop open & support the treasure chest lid.

Line them up along the back edge. This will prop open & support the treasure chest lid.

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Frost the lid.

Frost the lid.

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Frost the cupcakes.

Frost the cupcakes.

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Set the lid into place.

Set the lid into place.

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Add another cupcake if needed for support.

Add another cupcake if needed for support.

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Use coins to hide supports and add Kit Kat edges.

Use coins to hide supports and add Kit Kat edges.

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Add some treasure inside. Place a row of centered Kit Kats on the lid.

Add some treasure inside. Place a row of centered Kit Kats on the lid.

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Cut some in half. Sneak a few bites yourself...I won't look!!

Cut some in half. Sneak a few bites yourself...I won't look!!

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Put the cut kit Kats on the edges of the lid.

Put the cut kit Kats on the edges of the lid.

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Add more "planks" on the sides, front and back.

Add more "planks" on the sides, front and back.

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Unroll some Fruit by the Foot. I only used the yellow/orange areas.

Unroll some Fruit by the Foot. I only used the yellow/orange areas.

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Put cupcake scraps in the spaces between rows of Kit kats.

Put cupcake scraps in the spaces between rows of Kit kats.

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Use frosting to stick on Fruit by the Foot bands. I'm thinking in hindsight, a lighter frosting would have looked better and not shown through as much.

Use frosting to stick on Fruit by the Foot bands. I'm thinking in hindsight, a lighter frosting would have looked better and not shown through as much.

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Cut some latch/lock pieces out of the Fruit by the Foot. You look famished...you really should eat the scraps. Do it for the children!

Cut some latch/lock pieces out of the Fruit by the Foot. You look famished...you really should eat the scraps. Do it for the children!

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Use a fork to add white caps to the waves, and add blue sprinkles.

Use a fork to add white caps to the waves, and add blue sprinkles.

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Stuff it with gems and add candles!

Stuff it with gems and add candles!

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Ooh, sparkly!

Ooh, sparkly!

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All done! It's best to eat it the same day, as the Kit Kat's don't stay as nice and crispy the next day.

All done! It's best to eat it the same day, as the Kit Kat's don't stay as nice and crispy the next day.

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Top view

Top view

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Reveal to the birthday boy! Check out his reaction and realize that you've fully earned any nibbles you may have enjoyed along the way!

Reveal to the birthday boy! Check out his reaction and realize that you've fully earned any nibbles you may have enjoyed along the way!

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