This medieval castle cake was made for my husband's 30th birthday party. I love making cakes and this one was so fun, it was the first tiered cake I've ever made at home. I used 3 large containers of supermarket bakery icing and 3 boxes of cake mix. There were supports in the bottom tier and a cake cardboard under the small top tier. The bottom was made of 5 thin layers and the top 2 thicker layers.
The pillars are made of ice cream cones and are covered in royal icing. I used stacks of upside down cake cones for the pillars and sugar cones for the spires. I covered the spires using a rose 102 tip with butter cream. They were very heavy, and ended up falling due to the extremely soft cake. I would have used a cardboard the size of the bottom tier as a support for the pillars on top, if I had the chance to go back. Also, if you want to recreate this cake, I recommend using a small cardboard on the top to support the top pillar.
My inspiration for this cake was watching Cake Boss for the past few weeks and wanting to make a fancy cake. I looked at lots of pictures online and grabbed ideas from many different cakes that I saw.
I hope this cake will inspire you to create something unique and special!
This Pink and Purple Princess Castle Cake was lots of fun to make. I used a regular cake pan and a 7 in sq pan (leveled). Covered the cake in white icing. Then covered each cone with white icing and placed around all 4 corners. It helped to brake of the inside of the cone so it doesn't cut your cake all the way down.
Then I placed two in the back of the small square. The center ring is a small empty (washed) vegetable can covered in white icing. With a small iced cone I split in half I stuck on the can as the balcony. I put it in the fridge to cool a little.
Next sprayed the pink and purple with canned airbrush food coloring I found at the party store. Then embellished with pre-canned icings (the kind you have to press the tip to come out). I thought it looked plenty fancy, so I didn't add the pointed towers as I had planned. I added the white to give it a cloudy effect.
Finally I sprinkled little clear sugar crystals to make it look sparkly.
This Hogwarts Castle Birthday Cake is a fruit cake covered with chocolate Ganache. The fruit cake is one of my mom's recipes. What gives this cake a really nice taste and aroma are the canary/cake seeds. The chocolate Ganache was made with equal proportions of chocolate and cream.
I made the castle roof with ice cream cones and chocolate wafers. I coated these biscuits with Ganache and sprinkled brown sugar over them to give that rustic look. I used two types of ice cream cones- the flat bottom and the ones with pointed ends. The flat base ones made good pillars for the tapering ended roof(made from pointed cones). The Qudditch goal rings were made of chewable candy held at the bottom by skewer sticks.
The foot of the bridge was made with cake and the top with wafer biscuits coated with Ganache. This cake was for my brother who is a BIG Harry Potter fan.
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