This fondant castle cake was modeled after a picture that I found. I don't remember what book it came from. This castle can be done in various sizes, however the smallest one that I have done has been an 8".
The cake in this picture is a double layer, 10" round. It would feed around 30 to 40 people. It was iced in buttercream and then covered in white fondant. All accent pieces on the castle were also made from fondant. I used a ruler to make the "brick" look on the side of the cake.
The white pillars on the sides and on the top were also made from fondant. I made those by covering paper towel rolls with plastic and then wrapping it in fondant. I allowed it to dry about 2 days before sliding off the roll.
The peaks of the pillars are sugar ice cream cones. I used a small amount of icing inside the cones to secure it to the pillars. White chocolate disks were used around the bottom of the cones and fondant was used to make the flags.
Small marshmallows were used along the top edge of the round cake.
I made this cake for my friends daughter 3rd birthday. A few days before I baked the cakes on separate days. You always want to give yourself a couple of days before the cake is due.
I used two 11x13 and two 8 inch round cakes to make the castle. I crumb coated it with homemade buttercream. Then I tinted the icing with wilton's pink food coloring for the next layer. For the windows and the doors I used vanilla wafers. I only used the first layer of the vanilla wafers because the whole wafer kept falling off.
For the decoration on the castle I used a star tip. I used marshmellows to border the castle and put around the round part of the cake. I used ice cream cones to make it actually look like a castle.
Thanks to every one from this site that showed examples of their castle cakes. By no means am I a perfect cake decorator. This was my first big cake. And she really like it. I hope you all will get some inspiration from this.
We used a Wilton castle cake setfor this Haunted Castle Cake. I baked 4 round cakes. I used a small amount of Wilton's black icing color in store bought buttercream icing to make the castle grey. I used marshmallow creme to hold up the castle towers and the ghosts. I covered the turrets with better cream icing and sprinkled Halloween cookie decorations on them.
I stuck candy pumpkins and owl on the icing. Topped it off with a candy skull from a candy necklace kit. The only problem I had was holding the marshmallow ghosts until the marshmallow cream dried. We used toothpicks.
The coolest thing about this cake is I made it with my niece and her best buddy and it was a blast.
For this homemade haunted castle birthday cake I used the Wilton Castle kit. I made six 8' cakes in orange, black and purple. Covered in cream cheese gray colored icing. Covered the castle pieces in the same gray colored icing.
Enjoyed making this cake. It was for a 13th girls birthday!