Everything on the Tinkerbell Princess Castle Cake is edible except the flying Tinkerbells and the face of Tinkerbell. They are foamies.
This cake consisted of 2 12' square pans (stacked), 2 8' rounds (stacked) and 2 6' rounds (stacked) chocolate fudge cakes filled with strawberry filling. Frosted in butter cream frosting and decorated with fondant accents. I used homemade MMF for the flags, windows, flowers, door and rock walkway and the trimming around the castle.
I used a total of 9 cake cones, dipped them in poured fondant colored in yellow (this method is way easier to ice them) and I used 5 sugar cones dipped in white chocolate and added the colored sugar crystals before the chocolate dried. I used the melted white chocolate to "glue" everything together with some buttercream icing.
The cake was such a hit. It was time consuming but fun to make.
My son was having a spooky, scary, party theme, so he asked for a cake with something to do with a vampire. I found a cake in Debbie Brown's "Enchanting Magical Cakes" book. It however was a castle based on witches and wizards flying around a castle, so instead I decided to adapt it to be a vampire castle cake with flying bats.
I baked the cake in 2 small round tins for the base, stacking them on top of each other, then an even smaller tin for the top. I then iced them with a thin layer of chocolate icing. I coloured some fondant grey and cut out various shapes using square cutters and started placing them all over the cake to build up the castle. The door, roof, bats and vampire are all made out of fondant.
I used a square tin to make a 3 basic victoria sponge cakes, I cut one of the cakes into 4 small squares and placed int the corners. I found it easiest to use butter cream icing as it spreads much better than glace, and I don't like the taste of roll icing (although it does look great!) I then used 4 sugar ice cream cones, coated them in watery icing sugar and rolled them in hundreds and thousands, then Jelly tots and writing icing for the flowers
For my son's Wizard Birthday party, I created a wizard castle cake using a half sheet cake pan, a 9X13 pan, and a bread tin.
The tourettes are made of stacked ice cream cones, an inverted sugar cone and marshmallow battlements. The windows, doors, and draw bridge are made from Hershey bars. The roof was just butter cream frosting layered from a flower tip to look like slate shingles. The moat was blue M&Ms.
I WAS TRYING TO DO A CASTLE CAKE BUT THIS IS WHAT I ENDED UP WITH . NOT QUITE WHAT I HAD IN MIND BUT I GUESS IT WILL DO. IT'S JUST A CAKE AND WE ARE GOING TO EAT IT ANYWAY. IT'S FOR MY DAUGHTERS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY SUNDAY.