As the "Princess" was to have a themed birthday party and to be the main player dressed in an awesome pink princess gown, it was a necessity to have a Princess Castle Birthday Cake.
The bottom tier is a rich fruit cake that was made in advance to "mature" and have regular tipples of brandy before being covered in marzipan prior to the fondant layer. The next two tiers were of Madeira style cakes that were made in advance along with the buttercream and popped in the freezer.
The four towers were of bought Swiss rolls as homemade Swiss roll needs to be eaten on the day of baking. If I should ever do another castle cake I would make the towers in Madeira cake and cut into circles stacking with buttercream and doweling before covering.
The top tier was "pieced" fruit cake from the corners I cut from the bottom tier to accommodate the towers. All the tiers were doweled to support the next. The tower roofs were fondant covered ice cream cones.
As a final touch it was sprinkled with edible sparkles.
My niece loves everything Disney and wanted a Disney princess castle cake. I didn't know where to start so I searched online and found a kit to help make this cake, it's called the Deluxe Disney Princess cake. It includes the princesses, door, picture frame and some other decorations. The instructions aren't the greatest so you kind of have to know what you're doing.
I didn't make the cake the size noted in the instructions and I decorated it differently as well. I used my square pans for the different sized layers.
The door and the bridge were made with a basket weave tip, I made the roses using a rose tip, the grass and border were done with the rosette tips, and then most everything else was done with a small and medium round tips. The top of the castle wall was done with sugar cubes.
It took a long time to make but wasn't that difficult. My niece absolutely LOVED it!
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I looked at lots of pictures on this sight and got lots of ideas from them for a Princess Castle Birthday Cake. I used a Wilton 12x12 pan for a two layer first level and a 10' round pan for the second level. I used Pringles cans for the towers covered in buttercream. The tops were waffle cones coated in buttercream and then rolled in colored sugar. I would have rather had cake sugar cones because the waffle cones weren't even and were hard to prop up.
I made royal icing drop flowers and leaves and stuck them all over the cake using buttercream as paste. You can't see it, but in the space between towers on the sides, I put royal frosting grass and decorated it with the flowers, too.
The princesses are made using chocolate in a Wilton mold.
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Our granddaughter Tessa is very much into princesses and castles. When we saw the Wilton castle cake kit at the store she loved it and wanted a Princess Castle Birthday Cake for her third birthday party.
I started with the Wilton castle kit and a two tiered cake. Bottom layer is 8 inches and the top layer is 6 inches. I used a white cream frosting. I used pink felt glued onto the roof of the turrets instead of trying to frost them and then added glitter. I positioned the turrets using frosting to secure them to the side of the cake.
Tessa helped decorate by adding the colored sugar. She had the princess figurines shown around the base. The windows of the castle and the turrets were outlined with a shell border and leaves and then placed around the cake.
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