I made this castle cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It was fun to make, yet a little time consuming. i got the idea online and followed it as closely as possible. this was the first birthday cake i had ever made, so it's not that neat. i three 8" square cakes, cut one into fourths, and froze them over night.
The base of the cake is two of the 8" square cakes stacked on top of each other. the second layer is two of the smaller pieces stacked on top. i frosted the whole thing in white and added 5 towers made from sugar cones that were frosted and then rolled in sugar sprinkles. i then added decorations around the edges using pink and purple icing and added gumdrops and strawberry whoppers for more decoration. i personalized the cake with blue gel icing.
i then baked a batch of cupcakes, frosted them, added sprinkles and a gumdrop to each one, then placed them around the castle as the castle walls. these were given out to guests so that we didn't have to cut up the cake and make a big mess out of it!
even though it was a little sloppy, my daughter still LOVED it! it took me about 2 hours to decorate it on the morning of her birthday and i was running out of time, so i was a little rushed. i would recommend allowing at least 3 hours for decorating so you can take your time and make it as neat and special as possible for you little princess!
I got a lot of ideas from this website so thank you so much to everyone that puts their pictures of a princess castle birthday cake here!
This cake was only my second one (I'll post my son's later). I used two boxes of mixes to make 4 square cakes. I froze them for about 8 hours before cutting or frosting them. The bottom of the castle consists of 2 squares stacked on top with frosting between. For the circles, I used one of the kids plastic bowls as my template and just used a sharp knife to cut it out.I stacked two circles on top with icing in between.
I used buttercream for the whole cake as I hate fondant. I did a crumb coat first, let it sit for an hour and then did the final coat. The towers are toilet paper rolls with a cake cone inserted in the top. The glitter cones were sugar cones, coated with icing and then rolled in colored sugar from Wilton. I used 3" foam sheets to cut the battlements to go around the top. The ivy was done with green gel.
The door is a graham cracker that I cut as is the drawbridge but I coated the drawbridge in icing. The walkway is broken up graham cracker. The moat is just blue icing and the grass is green icing covered with green tinted coconut flakes. I used my Wilton gel colors and put a little in with the coconut and just keep squishing it until it turned green.
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