This Tinkerbells Disney Castle cake was a very basic cake that evolved by trying to make things work. I used shop brought packet mixes in two separate flavours, in chocolate and vanilla and cooked as per instructions in two different sized square cake pans. If I did it again, I would only use vanilla as the chocolate required extra work to cover.
I then covered the cakes in brightly coloured butter icing to match Tinkerbell. To get the turrets, I coated 4 standard design white wine glasses in icing and then added silver balls. (tip 1 - use dry hands when handling the silver balls as the silver rubs off, tip 2 - make the icing on the glasses quite thick or the balls fall off). I then topped the wine glasses with waffle cones coated in icing and coloured sugar (available from most supermarkets) and placed around cake.
I couldn't secure the turrets in any other way with the cake size I had, hence the idea to use covered wine glasses. I placed marshmallows and lollies in each wine glass as a little surprise for the guests. I then positioned Tinkerbell on a marshmallow stool, decorated the edge to clean up my many errors and my 6yr old loved it.
This Homemade Under The Sea Castle Cake was made for my friend's little girl. She said he wanted an under the sea them with a castle for Ariel. I made the fish cup cakes using M&M's for scales and eyes, then fruit slices for the tails. The octopus have gummy worms for held on by toothpicks and skittles for eyes. The actual cake bottom is 2 ten inch cakes and the top is 2 six inch cakes.
For the towers I used tooth pics to secure to regular icecream cones together. The top is a waffle cone. I soaked the bottom of the waffle cone so I could peal it to size without it breaking. Then I mixed food coloring with water and painted it onto the cones then rolled them in sugar crystals to make them sparkle. I then piped icing to secure them. I place it all on a piece of cardboard that was iced blue to make it look as if it was in the water. I found gummy octopus and used Swedish fish for decorations, and large gumdrops for rocks.
I made this Storybook Castle Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday which was a princess theme.
I used the open book Wilton cake pan to make the cake. I covered the cake in buttercream icing except for the very top which I used a sheet of fondant. The "story" was written on the fondant with food writer markers, and the flowers were made with fondant as well. The vines and leaves I made with buttercream.
The castle was made with rice cereal treats that I covered in fondant and then dusted with edible pearl dust. The turrets on the top of the castle towers were made from ice cream cones I cut down covered with candy melts and then dipped in sprinkles. The flowers, windows and door were made from fondant. I painted the wood look on the door with watered down brown food coloring and a small brush.
This cake was a lot of fun to make but also very time consuming. It was all worth it when I saw how much everyone loved it at her party, even her!