My man bakes all the cakes around here. He has grand ideas and shops for supplies and we are never without an inspirational cake for our family events.
We have cake pans for a few seasons- a cathedral for Christmas, a heart pan for Valentine's Day, skulls and pumpkins for Halloween, a bunny for Easter... but a toddler's birthday this year required a ship.
We COULD have purchased an expensive pan and made something, like this
Nordic Ware Pro Cast Pirate Ship Cake Pan
but instead, he came up with this idea, and it was fabulous.