The week before the party I baked three 11"x15" Funfetti Cakes. Let them sit overnight to cool and settle. The next day I stacked the bottom layer with 2 of the cakes, I then cut the 3rd cake in half then trimmed the sides to make two 7.5" squares, then layered them with butter cream.
I put on the crumb-coat, let it crust, then wrapped in saran wrap and froze. Two days before the party I took them out to thaw, leaving the saran wrap on. I placed dowel rods in the bottom layer and stacked the small one on top. I coated the whole cake in butter cream frosting and using a Viva paper towel smoothed the cake to look like fondant (method found on www.cakecentral.com).
For the turrets, I found colored ice cream cones, so I stacked them end to end using extra butter cream frosting to glue them together. I also stuck a toothpick through the bottoms to secure. I took a sugar cone and rolled it in melted white-chocolate tinted pink, then added the pink sprinkles. The sugar cones fit perfectly inverted in the "tower" ice cream cones.
I used pink star bursts for the castle wall tops, and warmed tootsie roll molded into a door. The tiara on top, was just a plastic costume tiara stuck on top. My 3 year old princess LOVED the cake!
I made this purple castle cake for a little princess on her eighth birthday. I was asked if I could do a castle cake and remembering this site I knew I could.
I used two 10 inch layers for the base and put a single layer 6 inch on the top. The pillars were all made from ice cream cones frosted with royal icing. The sugar cones were rolled in sugar crystals.
I made them all the night before the party using royal icing. These towers were sturdy! I did not put the green on until the party either. The top cone was supported by a wooden dowel. The cake was frosted with whipped cream frosting.
At the party, I stood the cones around the cakes and piped the whipped cream in green around the base to secure it to the cake board. The last touch were the royal icing flowers I had also made the night before and transported to the party.
The mother was very pleased, as was I! Thanks for all the ideas!
This Princess Iman's Castle Birthday Cake was fun to make and although it was my first project cake it was exciting. For the towers I used the flat bottom cones and iced two (bottoms) together. The tops were the bottoms of the ice-cream cones covered in butter icing. The towers were filled with marshmallows and surrounded with (stones) pink centies sweets.
The bottom half of the cake was a triple recipe sponge cake, made in an oven tray. The top round cake was a double recipe sponge cake made of two round sandwich tins. The whole cake is butter icing. Sprinkled with edible coloring glitter powder to give it that extra fairytale look (Fairydust). The Draw Bridge and windows are made from pink wafer biscuits. Everything is edible except for the photo, banner and toothpicks.
This Rapunzel Tangled castle cake design was inspired by bits and pieces of many other cakes that my customer presented to me. I took elements from each of the photos she provided and incorporated it into this one cake.
The tower and castle top is made of rice marshmallow treats and PVC pipe. I've found that when making tall or large objects using rice marshmallow treats, it's best to make them at least one week before the event. This allows it plenty of time to dry and harden making for a more stable prop.
The cake got rave reviews and in my opinion, that makes it all worth the time and hard work to put it together.
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