This Castle Birthday Cake was made for a friend's daughter's 13th birthday. It is simple to make and comes out beautiful.
I used two round Wilton cake pans, one maybe two inches smaller in diameter than the other, but with no difference in deepness. Depending on the size of your pans, you'll need more than one cake mix (this one took two).
Once the cakes were baked I allowed them to cool and made my colored frostings in the meantime. I made enough pink frosting to cover the cake and made blue, green, and yellow for piping.
When they were cool enough, I frosted the bigger cake first, and then the smaller one. I placed the smaller cake on top of the bigger one making certain it was centered before completely placing it down. Once it was on, I covered the small gap between the two cakes with more pink frosting.
Once the cakes were assembled and before decorating, I placed 5 sugar cones around the cake, one on the top cake, and the other four around the bottom one.
Then I used piping bags to embellish the castle! Very easy!
This Castle Birthday Cake is my grand daughter's 2nd birthday cake. Everything is edible except the princesses looking out the windows. The columns are made of ice cream cones baked with cake in them, then I stacked them end to end and dipped them in white chocolate.
I added marshmallows for the stones around the top. The windows are melted candy and I piped them around some pictures I found and cut out of a story book. The bushes are cupcakes iced and candy flowers put on top. The draw bridge is 2 Kit Kat bars, and the draw strings are Twizzlers.
The mote is blue icing lined with gum drops. I used the same candy and piping for Caitlynns name and the #2. I used the same candy flowers around the base and piped the stems. On the top I used a sugar cone dipped in white chocolate with a fruit stripe for the flag. I used 6 cake mixes, and made my own butter cream frosting.
My son wanted a knights and castles birthday party when he turned 5. I spent some time looking at pictures on the internet and then combined the best ideas to make this Castle Birthday Cake.
I used a 9x12 for the bottom and a circle pan for the top layer. At the corners and at the top are 5 cupcakes (I used metallic liners for a sparkly look). I outlined the "moat" using some kind of chocolate covered graham cookie. The "water" is edible blue sparkles from the craft store.
The frosting is just buttercream that I dyed a light brown. The drawbridge is made from a chocolate bar and licorice. The windows are made out of white chocolate bars. The square chocolates are Hershey Treasures and each of the cupcakes has a sugar ice cream cone on it.
I piped on the windows (on the cones) with those little tubes and made the flags with toothpicks and cut up fruit roll-ups.
My son loved this and everyone was quite impressed.