My daughter (age 4) is obsessed with princesses this year so I thought I would attempt to make a homemade princess castle birthday cake. When I got online to start looking I came across lots of castle cakes and I thought that would be a great idea. I actually just read what everyone else did on this website and used all the ideas collectively to make my version of a princess cake.
I stacked two 9x13 yellow cakes together. I trimmed the tops of the cakes to be flat so they would stack better. Then I baked two 8-inch round chocolate cakes and stacked them on top of a cardboard circle. I kept the 2 stacked circle cakes separate from the rectangles for frosting then put them on top of one another.
I had a lot of trouble frosting because the cake kept getting into the icing so I put more milk in my icing and made a thin layer of icing first. Then I let it dry and added an additional coat. Once that was done I was relieved and started decorating.
After stacking the iced cakes, I added marshmallows, purple icing accents, princesses, and a chocolate drawbridge. Then I iced 5 ice cream cones and coated them in pink sprinkles and added them with paper flags. This is the first time I ever did anything like this so it took me a while but it was worth it.
Thanks to those who previously added castle cakes! Without those ideas my homemade princess castle birthday cake wouldn’t have turned out as good as it did.
I made this Princess Castle cake as a joint birthday cake for two of my friends when we came back to univeristy after the summer holidays.
I started with an 8" sq sponge cake, made from four eggs and 200g each of butter, caster sugar and self-raising flour. I cut the cake in half and filled it with vanilla butter icing and jam. I then cut the cake slightly at the bottom and top to shape it.
This was supposed to be a very girly cake so I chose a colour scheme of pink, white, purple and pale blue. I used ready-made white roll out icing, and coloured it myself, using food dyes. I covered the cake with white roll out icing, apart from the middle section which I covered with blue icing.
I then cut out and attached the purple roofs, pink towers, blue door and white windows. The windows are decorated with ready-made sugar flowers and the decorations and writing were done using Barbie glitter writing icing. I outlined the roofs, and drew small dots around the windows and doors, as well as writing "Happy Birthday Hannah and Steph". If this cake was just for one person, you could write their name in the centre, where I have written 'and'.
I drew and cut out templates so that all the roofs, windows and towers were the same sizes. If you didn't want to put flowers at the windows, you could use writing icing to draw in princesses instead.