My daughter wanted a Cinderella's Castle cake for her 4th birthday. I used a 6 inch round Wilton pan and a 12 inch round Wilton pan. I made 2 cakes in each pan (a total of 4 were stacked). I also used the Wilton castle kit.
I did the turrets a few days before I made the cake. I frosted them with jar white frosting which I tinted cornflower blue then I rolled them in Wilton clear crystals. Because I let them dry for about 48 hours all of the crystals were sealed on by the time I applied them to the cake.
Then I made some fondant leaves and flowers with the Wilton flower kit to decorate the windows and doors. It was very easy and I never worked with fondant before. I piped the windows and door with the cornflower blue icing. I frosted the entire cake with white icing. I decorated it with lots of Disney princesses because my daughter wanted them all there.
It was not very difficult to make this cake but it was very time consuming. However, my daughter was amazed by this cake!! I'd do it again for her in a second!
My daughter wanted a Princess party. So I searched and searched for ideas for this Cinderella's Castle Birthday Cake Design. I started out with making my own Marshmallow fondant for the icing and I colored it pink. I wanted a smooth look to the cake. If you do make your own fondant you need to have it ready to roll out the night before (it takes a lot of kneading). I also made a white colored fondant and cut them into flowers.
The pink roses are artificial flowers that can be bought at a craft store. I was going to make my own turrets with circle cut out cakes staked together..but this did not work. So at the last min. we went to the store and bought the Wilton's Castle kit. We could not find any purple sprinkles for the cones so we got some white ones and colored the purple. I was also looking for princess figures to put around the cake and I found them at the dollar store.
The cake was a lot of work, but my little princess was more than happy. In my daughter's words " Mommy you made my birthday Verrry special.
I just used one cake mix, we always have enough with one and I hate throwing out leftovers. I used a 9" square pan and a smaller circle baking dish. The icing is standard cake icing (1 cup butter, 4 cups icing sugar, 2TB water and 1tsp vanilla). I iced the sides of cakes with white then colored the remaining icing pink for the edges. I filled the top with vanilla pudding and the castle is pink cardstock paper made into a tube and topped with a sugar cone.
The princesses are from the Dollar store (my daughter already had them, I just washed them first). She adored the Disney Princess Castle Cake and it took less than 30 minutes to put it together and decorate it.
This is my first time making a Disney Princess Castle Cake. I used a simple white cake with buttercream frosting and covered with fondant. I used paper towel rolls and ice cones frosted with royal icing then covered with fondant.
It took a long time to make due to all the little details but it was worth it, the birthday girl loved her cake!