My granddaughter wanted a Castle cake for her third birthday and she loves the color pink, as all three year old girls do. I actually started preparing for this cake an entire week before the birthday, since I work full time.
Over a two-day period, I made approx. 750 drop flowers, tinted purple and pink with yellow centers, out of Royal icing, on small pieces of wax paper.
On another day, I trimmed all of the doors and windows with pink Royal icing and sprinkled glitter on them while wet. The day after that, I coated the peaks of the Wilton castle kit with Royal icing and coated each one with pink sanding sugar.
The day before, I baked one 10" round cake and one 6" round cake. I used white buttercream frosting to coat each layer before stacking the cakes, with the aid of dowel rods. Once stacked, I started adding the turrets and other castle pieces. I trimmed the cake with a simple bead border and then topped with alternating drop flowers and leaves. I also added flowers and leaves under each of the windows and, more compactly, around the base.
Once I was finished, I dusted the entire cake with clear edible glitter for extra sparkle and added all of the princesses.
My granddaughter Abby requested a princess Homemade Castle Birthday Cake for her 5th birthday. I made two lemon cake mix cakes into two 9 inch square pans, two small round pans and 5 cupcakes with silver liners. I used a simple buttercream frosting tinted pink.
I brushed the ice cream cones with melted apricot jam to stick on the little stars. I put a long skewer down through the cones and cake to keep them in place. I cut graham crackers with a scissors, just shaved away a little at a time, to form the windows and door. Marshmallows formed the crenelations and Neccos made the path.
I used lots of heart shaped candies that I kept in my freezer since Valentines Day to decorate the sides. The suckers are stuck in Playdoh with some green colored coconut for grass. I used ribbon for the flags. Polly Pocket donated her time to play the princess.
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This Castle Birthday cake is unique, due to the fact that it is almost entirely edible. There are no plastic accessories and only the trees and candles are non-edible.
I opted to make an edible faux stone finish with an airbrushed effect to give the castle a more realistic look. My towers were sugar cones and regular cones, dipped in candy coating and rolled in pink and purple sanding sugar. Pink and purple are my daughter's favorite colors. The tower in the middle of the cake, on top of the second layer, was made of cake as well and rolled in pink sanding sugar; there was sanding sugar on the area around it as well as plastic trees.
For the moat, I airbrushed blue on the cake plate and mixed green, black, and blue into piping gel for an algae effect. All in all, I was happy with my first attempt at a castle cake.
I wanted to make my daughter's Castle Birthday Cake myself. I'm tired of store bought cakes. This cake was made with love!
First I made 4 square cakes (9 inches), then I let them cool in the freezer for 30 minutes to reduce crumbs. I leveled the cakes. I put the first square down and icing inbetween the layers. I layered it with 3 cakes. The fourth cake I cut into 4's. I iced the 3 layers first then the top.
I decorated it with the gumdrops and wafers. For the turrets I used sugar cones and iced them and rolled them in sprinkles. I made my own sprinkles. To make the sprinkles I used Wilton rose coloring put a little in a baggie and used Sugar in the Raw and shook the bag real good.
My 3 year old girl loved the cake and so did all the guests!