My 5 year old daughter, Annabel desperately wanted a princess Castle Birthday Cake, but I wasn't able to purchase any Disney Princess figurines in Australia. So we decided on a Fairy Princess cake instead!
A few days before the big day, I made the decorations out of ready to roll icing. I used a simple flower cutter that I bought from the cake shop, and added a white ball of icing at the centre. The leaf shapes were cut out of ready-rolled icing, and a sharp knife used to score on lines to make them look like real leaves.
I made two 25 cm cakes and sandwiched them together with butter icing. Four jam rolls were placed at the four corners of the cake. I then iced the whole thing with pink butter cream. I used plain waffle cones on top of the jam rolls to form turrets, and placed a circle of white chocolate buttons around the join. A row of mini marshmallows were placed around the top of the cake itself to look like battlements.
The windows and door are just melted white chocolate. I drew a picture of the shapes I wanted on baking paper, then piped the chocolate over them. The trees are upside-down icecream cones iced with green icing, with mint leaf lollies stuck on the top.
I was really happy with the result, and the whole thing probably took around three hours. Birthday girl was thrilled!
My daughter and I saw a cake similar to this one on this site. With no instructions available, I decided to forge ahead and try to replicate this Castle Birthday Cake for her 5th birthday party.
The base is two layers made in my largest springform pan. The "castle" was baked in two small cake pans and the towers were baked in two pint-sized, widemouth canning jars and topped with frosted waffle cones. My daughter and I made the shell candies in molds with white chocolate and colored melts and the Ariel topper and dolphins were purchased at a local cake shop.
The final result turned out great. Different from the picture on this site, but similar in structure. It was a big hit with the party guests and the guest of honor.
I used a large pan for the base and a bread pan for the Castle Birthday Cake. The pillars are cones with cupcakes in them. The walk way is made with jelly bellies, the gate and windows are made with square pretzels.
The door is a piece of Cookies & Cream bar and the hedge and grass is made from dyed coconut.
I could not believe how well it turned out. This is only the second cake I have made ever!
This homemade Castle Birthday cake was for my daughter's 5th birthday.
We coated the cones in almond bark, tinted purple, and then rolled them in blue sugar. We used pink marshmallows for the tops of the castle walls. The draw bridge was a Hershey bar and the ropes were licorice. It was a fun cake to make!