This was a cake I did for my Daughter's 5th Birthday. She wanted a castle cake with Disney Princess on it.... well...
The Base was a 10 inch double layer french vanilla cake with Strawberry Filling. The top was a 6in round double layer chocolate cake with peanut butter filling.
The towers were made of ice cream cones end to end and covered with melted white chocolate for strength. and to make double sure I place a wooden dowel inside. The top of the tower was a sugar cone that I frosted and then added colored crystal sugar.
It was not as hard as it looks, but it took along time. I baked everything the day before and did a crumb icing coat. Then I was ready to go for the morning to get the final details on.
If you choose to do this cake, i hope that you enjoy making it as much I did. It was my favorite cake I have done by far.. and SHE LOVED IT!!! It made my Heart Smile:)
I made this Cinderella's Castle Cake for my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday. The Cinderella and friends were purchased at Disney World. I used Wilton’s castle kit. The roof tops are made from inexpensive gift bags in blue and gold. The gold around the door and windows is non-toxic glitter glue. After the party the glue just peeled off.
The flowers were bought online. I made a 10” and a 6” layer. The layers were iced in butter cream. The leaves are also butter cream. To make sure the layers didn’t sink into each other Wilton lollipop sticks were used in the bottom layer and a cardboard round covered in foil was used as a separator plate. I piped shells around the layers.
When I placed the towers on the cake I found that I only had room for only 8 of them. Room was needed for Cinderella and friends. The first thing out of my 23 year old son‘s (the baby daddy) mouth was “mom the cake is awesome”. The cake was a really big hit.
My daughter wanted a My Little Pony Crystal Castle birthday party, so I selected the Wilton "romantic castle" cake kit and crossed my fingers that I could handle a tiered cake (my first) with lots of turrets and cake!
It was a learning experience topping one cake on the other, and making sure the turret columns wouldn't topple overnight. Thankfully I had my mom help. She's made several wedding cakes and had the supports I needed (that didn't come with the kit).
The colors for the icing were Wilton colors and matched her real My Little Pony castle almost exactly. I ended up needing more purple cake sprinkle sparkles than I thought for the turret tops, so make sure you have at least 3 containers on hand. It's also tricky to frost the turret tops and not get your finger prints on them while putting on the sprinkles.
Overall, I think it was my best cake yet, if only for the look of awe on my daughter's eyes when she saw the cake.
This castle cake was one of the first birthday cakes I made for my daughter, and it was a lot of trial and error. It turned out pretty nice, not perfect, but she loved it! I used a yellow cake mix for the cake and different sized square pans. The icing was Swiss meringue buttercream - one lesson learned was that I didn't apply it thick enough.
For decorations, we decided to try fondant. Lots of fun rolling and cutting and my daughter helped make all the decorations. Nothing fancy there. The turrets took forever. I used ice cream cones, covered with frosting, then coated in edible glitter. The cones were very fragile and kept breaking.
While the icing/glitter was firming, I made the little signs for the top of each turret. I glued the signs to a toothpick, and taped the toothpick inside the hole at the bottom of the cone. I ordered the princesses from a cake decorating store and stuck them around the cake.