I made this Castle cake for my daughter Eva's third birthday.
I used three layers of cake baked in a 10" x 2" pan; a chocolate, a vanilla and a strawberry layer, neapolitan-style. The cakes were cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil, and placed in the freezer overnight. I used buttercream icing made from a Wilton recipe and tinted it with Wilton's gel coloring in rose color. I varied the amount of coloring in order to create the two tints of pink.
I used five waffle ice cream cones as well as five regular ice cream cones. Four of the regular ice cream cones were cut shorter than the center cone. The center cone was filled with icing for stability and icing was used in order to hold the waffle cones in place. The door and windows, placed around the outside of the cake, were piped on using cake tip 224. Mint pearl candy was used for decoration. Buttercream icing was used on the top of the cones to give them a more finished look.
I underestimated the time it would take me to ice and decorate this cake, so my icing got a little warm. This meant that it did not hold the shape of the candy decoration as well as I would have liked. I recommend keeping the icing chilled, and frequently wetting your spatula when icing the main cake.
I made this cake for my daughters 4th b-day, she and all her little friends loved it!! (grown ups too) :). I used the Wilton castle set... the cakes were a 12 inch strawberry cake, 8 inch cherry chip cake, and a 6 inch vanilla cake. I used whipped frosting and the colors I used matched the piñata.
This homemade Princess castle birthday cake is a little time consuming because of the detail and the amount of drop flowers, but at the end it was worth it!!! If you are planning on transporting this cake I suggest you put the towers in place at the site, if you move it a lot it could fall apart... this means you will need to frost the pink tower tops at the site, do the tower window outline and flowers and put them in place there, (take enough frosting to do so).
You could also make it with 2 tiers instead or different size cakes, it depends on how much cake you will need. I made the cakes on day one, and did the frosting and assembly on day 2... you could also do different color flowers, just use your imagination!! Or use colors to match your party!! I assure you you will have a very pleased princess with this homemade princess castle birthday cake!!!
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My sister in law asked me to make a cake for my nieces 2nd Birthday. She was having a princess birthday. So I decided to try a castle.
I made three 13x9 cakes stacked on top of each other with strawberry frosting between each layer. I made another cake in a meatloaf pan which went on top. I frosted the cake in white. Then piped pink flowers around it.
The towers are 2 ice cream cones dipped in white chocolate stacked on top of each other. The pink part of the tower is a sugar cone that I frosted with vanilla frosting and then rolled in pink edible glitter. The small towers on top are mini ice cream cones dipped in white chocolate with a sugar cone that I had to cut to fit the smaller cone.
I added the princesses that I had purchased at a dollar store. The crown is a hair piece that I cut the prongs off of.
I had a lot of fun making this homemade Princess castle birthday cake. Hope it works for you!!
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