My little daughter turned 7 last week, and this year she requested a pirate party. I don't know why...such an odd theme for her to choose, but who am I to judge?! I'm just really glad she didn't ask for a pirate ship cake!! This one was fairly easy to make, except that I didn't think through the lid support very well. When I first placed it on, I didn't have the dowels in the right spot, and since the weight of the lid was all in the back, it smooooshed a little. Sometimes I have to laugh...I let my kids choose whatever cake they want, regardless of difficulty just so I can figure these little things out. The cakes always turn out pretty good, but they are definitely guinea pigs!