This homemade castle knight birthday cake was for two boy's birthdays. I didn't need a huge amount of cake so for the center I used a box for the 1st layer covered with fondant topped with a square and for the towers I used 2 empty containers of icing covered in buttercream & then fondant to support the round tower tops. It helped to make the cake lighter.
I indented the fondant right away to create depth for the stones then air brushed them in Americolor black. I was going to make the castle gray but wanted a richer color - so used black, copper & brown over the white fondant. I made the dragon in three pieces, the neck with a skewer, body and tail with skewer so I could have them raised by sticking them in the cake a week in advance along with the knights. The knight riding the dragon fell off the morning of the party so I had to rebuild that side because they were too heavy.
Wait until you get the homemade castle knight birthday cake to its party before you put on the characters! I used edible glitter on dowels to make the flags and taped the gold candle under the construction paper. Hope you like it.
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I made this Castle Cake Idea for my daughter Alyssa's first birthday. It was fairly easy and the end was result was fantastic. My main aim was to make it taste just as good as it looks. I made 2 rich chocolate cakes, with layers of chocolate ganish (chocolate sauce).
One layer was for the base part of the castle and second to make the top layer and the turrets. I used pink royal icing to cover the whole cake and achieve a smooth surface. I decorated the cake with pink and red mini m&m's using them as a border around the base of the cake. Also I had purchased some pre made sugar flowers and basically added them to the joins in the royal icing, which also covered any imperfections.
I was very pleased with the end result, you cant see from the photo but the back of the cake and the sides are also decorated with flowers as well. The turrets were the hardest part to get right and in the end I had made them too big and as you can see if they were a little smaller they would have been great.
Over all was pleased with my first time cake effort but you be the judge!! Thanks
This is a basic for very effective Castle Cake Idea that was reasonably simple to make. The main cake is chocolate sponge filled with chocolate buttercream. The turrets are made from mini rolls stacked together. It was all covered in white icing, and decorated with flowers made from blossom cutters, and vines. These are all made from sugarpaste, as are the windows.
The piping around the cake and turrets is buttercream icing coloured with a little pink food colouring. The grass was made by grating sugarpaste, using a lemon zester. This was then stuck into place using a little buttercream. The two turrets on top of the cake have a piece of plastic dowel supporting them. The two turrets outside the cake are stuck on with buttercream.
The message scrolls and steps are also made from sugarpaste, and are sprinkled with edible silver glitter.