I made this castle birthday cake for my daughter Caroline's 3rd birthday. She asked for a princess party and what, princess doesn't deserve a castle cake, especially your own little princess. So I started by coming to this website and looking at all the cakes here and got some great ideas from all the cakes.
I started 3 days before her party. First I took cake cones and sugar cones and dipped them in white melted chocolate and rolled the sugar cones in pink sugar sprinkles. The next day I made the cakes, a double layer 12" and double layer 9" round cakes in strawberry mix. It took 4 boxes.
I also make Royal Icing flowers, that took some time but saved time while decorating the cake. On the day before her party I was ready to decorate. I stacked the cakes and frosted them, then I stacked the cones and then I added the pink dots around the cake and cones for decoration.
I took mini marshmallows and shook them in a bag with edible pink sprinkles and then lined them around the castle and put them on top of the cones. I used a Hershey's Bar for the door and walk way and lined the door with M&M's and the walk way with Pez.
I made a vine going up the cones as well as the front of the castle and then added the Royal Icing flowers and leaves. I added the princesses and then I was done! Believe it or not this was my first ever cake like this, I usually just do plan rectangle cakes and this was so much fun!
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.