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Coolest Princess Castle and Ballroom Cake 582

by Audrey
(Franklin, TN)

Homemade  Princess Castle and Ballroom Cake

Homemade Princess Castle and Ballroom Cake

First, let me say, I am NOT a cake decorator nor have I ever taken a decorating class. But, I LOVE to be creative and push the limits. My daughter wanted a "princess cake" for her 3rd birthday. She loves to dance so I asked her if she wanted a princess castle cake or a princess ballroom/dancing cake and, of course, she said "BOTH".

So, I enlisted the help of my dad to make the wooden platform. Everything on both cakes is edible. Only the platform, stairs and dowels are wooden.

For the castle: I made 2 square cakes, the first is the base and the second I cut and stacked. The turret bases are frosted rice krispie treats with frosted ice cream cones on top (all butter cream frosting). I just don't like the taste of fondant very much). The door is a Hershey bar and striped candy peppermint sticks. Very easy but time consuming (I made the turrets several bases and cakes several days ahead and brought them out the day before for assembly).

Then I just did some very basic piping as, like I mentioned before, I don't know how to do intricate flowers, etc. The "Ballroom" is just a one layer sheet cake. I got edible silver "spray paint" and covered two sugar sheets and cut them in squares to make the ballroom. I had purchased the princess figurines and placed them around. Oh-and for the working chandelier....I just found a dollhouse light base, went crazy in the bead store, and made by own "dollhouse-sized chandelier" because I just couldn't have a ballroom without one.

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Coolest Princess Castle Cake 610

by Samantha V.
(Roseville, CA )

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

This is the princess castle cake I created for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It was a huge hit to say the least!

I used two funfetti cake mixes, 2 cans of strawberry whipped frosting, 3 cans of funfetti vanilla frosting (left out the sprinkles though), 5 waffle cones, 9 colored ice cream cones, a little green colored sugar, and a pack of princess sugar cake decorations.

The cake was constructed with 2 9in round cakes (leveled and stacked) and one 9x13 cake. The 9x13 was cut to make the middle level of the cake, the very top round layer, and the sides coming off of the round bottom level. It is very simple to assemble, though you need time and much patience. After cutting all the needed cake pieces, I assembled the castle (minus the cones) and placed it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Next I dirty iced the cake and let it sit in the refrigerator over night. The next day I did a final layer of icing and added the piping. Finally I “glued” the cones together with frosting and added them to the castle. Last, but not least I added the princess sugar decorations.

My little princess thought it was BEAUTIFUL! It made my day to see her so happy with her princess cake, and I plan to make another one for her larger party next weekend in a sand castle version.

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Coolest Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake 557

by Christine
(Somerset, UK)

Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake
Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake
Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake
Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake

My daughter was having a teddy bear making party for her 5th birthday, she really likes princesses so I made her a 3 tier Homemade Princess Castle and Teddy Bear Birthday Cake and little bugs surrounding it. The bottom was a 10" cake, the second tier a 8" and the top a 5". It was all covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. I used a plastic tube covered in fondant for the towers and the turrets were ice cream cones. I made all the little teddies, ladybirds, flowers and bees from regal icing. I even made the dress for the Disney Princess doll.

This was my second attempt at making a cake, as the first one was a 3D Star Wars R2D2 standing over 1.5ft for my little boy's 6th birthday last year. My little girl was very thrilled when she saw her Princess Castle cake especially as she hadn't seen the cake beforehand, as were all the other children and mums. I received lots of compliments and my next challenge is a Transformer Bumblebee cake!

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WOW!
by: Mrs Ho

This is totally amazing! Well done!

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