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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 319

by Elaine
(Malta, Europe)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

My princess wanted a Princess Castle Birthday Cake for her 3rd birthday and how can a mum say no to such a request. I started off by baking a large rectangular cake that I used as a base. I then baked another 2 same sized square cakes that I placed on top of each other.

Next I baked another cake, this time a round one that I placed right on top. Four tiny muffins served as towers for my castle cake. Ice-cream cones dipped in icing sugar and coated in 100s & 1000s brightly coloured sprinkles gave a finishing touch to the towers.

I used ready made icing paste to cover and decorate all the cakes. Of course the main colours had to be lilac and baby pink, fit for a little princess! I decorated the cake with flower-shaped marshmallows. I placed tiny Disney princess dolls around the castle - we ordered these from eBay and they arrived right on the day I was setting up the cake, this was a huge surprise for our daughter and indeed made her birthday a special one.

TIP - ideally you bake cakes in advance and freeze them so on the day you are assembling the cake you just have to worry about decorating it. I promise it is easy to make. I loved preparing mine and the look on your daughter's face will be the greatest reward you'll get for preparing the cake. Enjoy!

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Very beautiful cake
by: Gloria

This cake looks really great. As you say fit for a princess. You make it sound quite easy the way you write it out. I got to try that freezing the cakes thing since baking so many cakes on one day will be difficult. I might try the same idea for a desert island cake for my son.

Thanks

Glorrie

Coool cake
by: Jennie

Awesome. Looks much more than a 'cake' to me :-) It must be a humongous challenge to fit the pieces together without breaking them all up. Pity you didn't include the actual cake recipe in there or is it secret? :-) Was the cake filled with something? jello? cream?

On another note... you have a terrific pen and your descriptions are captivating. Have you ever thought of writing on the grand scale? I could see the cake coming together as I read about it.

WOW!!!!
by: Brenda

Wow Elaine! Can you please come and help me with Bella's Birthday cake? Her theme is Winnie the Pooh.

That is the best princess cake yet!

B'day cake recipe
by: Elaine

Thanks for your comments. Recipe is no secret and am very happy to share it. I have this amazing kids' b'day cakes book put together by the Australian Women's Weekly and I use their rich chocolate cake recipe that never lets me down:
The quantities usually are good for a 20cm pan, so double amounts accordingly-
200g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
275g caster sugar
2 eggs
160ml water
Preheat oven to moderate 180-190 Celsius.
Sift flour & cocoa in a bowl, add remaining ingredients;beat on low speed with electric mixer until all is combined. Bake until cooked.

Fantastic!
by: Mary

What a cool cake Elaine. Let's see, what cake do I want for my next (?) birthday.

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 342

by Tawnya
(Turlock)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

I made this Princess Castle Birthday Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. She had a Disney Princess theme party. The cake was 3 layers on the bottom and 2 for the top. I rolled store bought ice cream cones in frosting and then rolled them in edible pink glitter sugar.

The door and windows are made out of wafer cookies with frosting for definition. I also bought colored marshmallows for the border. I bought sugar cubes to give it more of a castle effect. They added quite a bit of definition and made the cake look more squared off which was a good thing.

My husband made the flags out of pink craft paper and tooth picks. The cake was a strawberry with butter cream frosting. I baked the cakes ahead of time and froze them. This made icing them a bit easier. I bought the Disney Princess figurines at a party store.

The cake came together pretty well. My daughter loved it and most everyone though I bought it.

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 341

by Donna J.
(Telford, Shropshire)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

This Princess Castle Birthday Cake was my first attempt at making a cake. I thought I would give it ago. I was confident in my cake making but not my decorating. I made a simple Madeira sponge mix but I separated the mixture into two and added pink dye to half then when I put it in the tin I swirled it to give it a marble effect.

I used a large roasting tin for the bottom and then a loaf tin for the top then I sliced them through the middle and added jam in then covered them in pink icing. I cheated a little and brought the ready rolled stuff and just added pink dye.

For the towers I used ice cream cones covered in white chocolate with a little pink dye then lots of glittery bits to make it sparkle. I think I did okay for my first attempt. The icing was a little rough but I'll learn foe next time.

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 359

by Daniel
(Staffordshire)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

This Peppa Pig Princess Castle Birthday Cake was made for a friend's 2nd birthday. It was my first attempt at making a birthday cake and I thought it came out quite good. The cake is made from 2 cakes to create the main castle and then has 7 torrents covered in edible glitter.

The cake also sits on grass made from colouring coconut. I finished it with some Peppa pig figures.

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Cute
by: Arlene

very cute cake! congrats!

coolest princess castle cake 359
by: julie

congrats just what ive always wanted a princess castle birthday cake 359 what i love to know how much would this cake cost me i want the same birthday cake for my baby daughter jeans 1st birthday can anyone let me know how much is this cake plz can u let me know

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 346

by Mary
(Oroville, CA)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

This Princess Castle Birthday Cake is a super moist cake, super delicious butter cream icing and candy sprinkles. Ice cream cones, Starburst, candy hearts, wafer cookies and sparkling candles come together to make this princess cake fit for a princess!

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Cute
by: Maysee Her-Thor

That is sooo cute, hey...my daughter's b-day coming up in Octobe,r wanna help me make one for my her. talk to you more later!! But that is way cute!! you did a great job.

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