My little twin sisters wanted me to make a princess castle cake for their 7th birthday. I had previously done a castle cake before so that's what they wanted this year.
This cake was made with a square plain cake with vanilla butter cream on the bottom and the top cake was made from chocolate sponge and chocolate butter cream in the middle. The towers I had to make a few days early along with the butterfly decorations and the tops to the towers.
The towers were made from fondant wrapped around kitchen towel tubes. Once dry I then filled them with sweets and chocolate (which was a MASSIVE hit with the children who came to the party because when the twins blew out the candles we lifted up the four outside towers and out poured loads of sweets and chocolate). The tops of each tower was made from an ice-cream cone upside down and covered in fondant icing.
I then used royal icing for the vines and stuck the flowers on (the flowers were made a few days in advance from fondant icing so they could dry). Then I just used white chocolate buttons to decorate around the cake. Also I used my daughter's play princess figures for the final touches (I didn't have time to make the princess's out of fondant) and sugar cubes around the top (I would of used mini marshmallows but my sisters are vegetarian) and wrote their names on using royal icing.
Overall I am so proud of this cake. It must be one of my favorites I have done but very time consuming but fantastic result.
This Princess Castle Birthday Cake was the first time I have attempted something like this. I got most of the ideas from looking at castle cakes on this website.
I used an 9" square pan for the bottom. I leveled and stacked three cakes, with strawberry mousse in between layers. A 6" round pan for the top, layered the same as square. The towers are made from a 9x13 cake pan, I leveled and cut circles with a cookie cutter, and stacked them with a cake dowel to stabilize.
I used Wilton butter cream to frost, and Wilton fondant was used for the decoration. The cones are covered with melting wafers and sprinkled with blue sugar. The steps are wafer cookies covered in blue fondant.
I made this Princess Castle Birthday Cake for my daughter's 6th birthday. I made the whole thing from scratch, not using any packet mixes or ready made icing. I started with the main round part of the cake and covered it with icing then made Swiss rolls from scratch and covered them with icing then stuck the whole thing together and left to settle.
Once it was sturdy enough I cut out the windows from black coloured icing and piped in the white lines. I made the flowers by hand and left them to dry. Once dry I stuck them to the cake and piped in the vines and leaves.
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