For my daughter's 5th birthday, she asked me to make a princess castle cake...this was a HUGE task, particularly since I have never made a cake before (usually I purchase them from my friend who owns a bakery and is very talented & trained). After doing some research and looking at different photos online, I was able to tackle this cake, and although I did not sleep much the week of her party, it was definitely worth it! Since this was my first time using fondant, I probably wasted more than I actually used, but at least now I know what I need/don't need. The cake turned out delicious…chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse filling and chocolate ganache and the Satin Ice fondant was definitely the way to go...it was easy to work with and tasted surprisingly good! The towers were made from paper towel rolls (only non-edible pieces on the cake) and ice cream cones and the bushes were made from rice crispy treats & covered in fondant. It was a hit with the children and although at 4am on the day of her party when I was still working away, I did not think I would ever do another cake, I of course changed my mind when I saw how excited my daughter was when she saw the finished product and I am quite certain I will be doing another cake for her next birthday! I also made some chocolate and strawberry cupcakes, using vanilla buttercream frosting and fondant decorations.
This Princess Castle Cake Design is a Madeira sponge recipe, layered with jam and buttercream and crumb coated with buttercream. I then covered it with fondant icing (sugarpaste. The towers are plastic tubes which I covered with fondant and the tops are ice cream cones done the same way and stuck together with edible glue.
All the flowers, hearts, butterflies and decorations are cut out and coloured and I molded the dragon with sugarpaste and added tylose powder and coloured it green. The little princess is bought from the supermarket because after two attempts at making her myself....she looked more like a wicked witch! I gave up. however I was happy with the finished cake and so was my granddaughter.
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I took several concepts from different pictures on this website (thank you!) and some of the recipies from my late grandmother's kitchen. The Princess Castle Cake Design was made from a white chocolate mud cake with raspberry ganache (under fondant) and homemade fondant (also raspberry favaoured). I cut the sweetness by putting plain whipped cream between each of the layers (I cut the bottom layer in half but made two cakes for the top tier).
I also made the butterfly's by hand using colour flo technique (youtube). All in all happy for my first real try.