Yippee!!! At last the summer holidays can begin! I am so in need of a change of pace at the moment!
Anyhow, my older two finish up at 5pm this evening, but have a class party beforehand. They both begged me to make a pirate-ship cake for them to bring to school (even adolescents aren't above going back to their childhood where fancy cakes and chocolate are involved!). I had a hell of a time getting the chocolate bits and the sweets to stay in place as the heat here was melting the icing as fast as I could slather it on. As a result the outcome is less than perfect, but I'm sure the kids will tuck in all the same!
Little tip: Do NOT try to make this cake using Nutella or other chocolate spread!!! I have tested it, and it does not work!!! The spread is too thick and it ends up breaking the cake into ugly crumbly-chocolatey bits that don't look too good although they taste excellent!