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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 318

by Judy P.
(Stratford, NJ)

Homemade  Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

This Princess Castle Birthday Cake was created for the daughter of a friend. She loved princesses and requested a "Princess Cake". The cake is vanilla buttermilk with vanilla buttercream icing. The base was formed by 2 10 inch layers. Top is 2 8 inch round layers.

Turrets are formed by cutting circles from sheet cake using 2 inch biscuit cutters rather than using plastic or jelly rolls. This cake was more stable. I inserted a dowel through them for additional support. I placed ice cream cones on top of each turrets. The ice cream cones are covered with white chocolate candy melts covered with white sanding sugar.

I wanted to make a carriage. After many attempts, I carefully formed it using each half of the sports ball pan and cooling white chocolate candy melts. After each half solidified, I attached them with melted white chocolate and covered the seam with pink buttercream icing using star tip 16.

The wheels were formed from melted white chocolate candy melts. Because I need more support, I covered a small Styrofoam block with icing under the carriage. I covered the cake with vanilla buttercream icing and used blue spray rather than coloring the icing blue. Pink buttercream icing flowers were placed on the cake and pink icing was used to decorate turrets.

Using #4 tip I created vines for the flowers. I used a half shell for the base and top of each section of castle.

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 333

by Natalie

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

I made this Princess Castle Birthday Cake for a 2-year-old birthday party. I baked two boxed cakes (the funfetti kind)in two different sized square pans (I'm not exactly sure what size.) I stacked the smaller cake on top of the larger one and iced them with buttercream frosting.

For the pillars, I melted vanilla almond bark and used it as "glue" to stick two cake cones together(with the two bottom ends touching). Then I took sugar cones and, while holding them upside down, covered them in the melted almond bark and sprinkled them with pink sugar sprinkles.

After doing this, I realized that it would have been easier to put a little food coloring in the almond bark to make it pink, so the white wouldn't have shown through the pink sprinkles. I stuck them and the cake-cone pillars in the fridge to harden. I then frosted the pillars with the buttercream.

The pink castle wall border is made of strawberry wafers cut into smaller pieces. The door is also strawberry wafers.

I recommend doing the majority of the frosting before you put the pillars on, as they get in the way.

I cut small squares out of the corners of the bottom cake so the pillars would fit better into the cake. Then I tried to fix the seams with more frosting.

You can decorate this cake any way you want in any colors. Have fun!

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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 332

by Angie
(Southeast Missouri)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

I had never decorated a cake before, so I was "researching" some tips, and found your site. After looking at several examples of a Princess Castle Birthday Cake, I took things I liked from several different examples to make my daughter's 1st birthday cake. She is the "princess" so I wanted a castle cake.

The tips I found most useful were making what you can ahead of time , example: I made the turrets for the castle two nights before, and I baked the cakes the night before so that they would have plenty of time to cool. Also, using straws for support so your cake doesn't slide while frosting or when it settles. I found you might want to cut the straws a little bit shorter than you might think, because the cake will settle a little and you don't want the straws sticking up through your frosting (don't forget to take them out when serving!)

Thanks for all the ideas, my daughter's first birthday cake was a hit. I have two moms wanting me to make their next cakes. I will try to make a children's cakes from now on. It was fun and so much cuter!

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