My 3 year old wanted a princess castle cake for her birthday. I got so many ideas from this site and then made my own! It was very large. Two layers of (4) 8x11 pans on the bottom (swirled chocolate, strawberry, vanilla cake batter) and (2) round cakes on the top. There was supposed to be a smaller square cake on top of the round cake, but it didn't stay together very well. I used a filling of whip cream and rasberry preserves (no seeds) and then a regular buttercream frosting (colored purple) for the outside. I used the Viva paper towel method to make it smooth and then used a stencil to make it look like blocks (hard to see in the picture).
For the turrets I used 2 standard ice cream cones for the bottom of the turret (one upside down on top of another) then frosted then rolled in sugar crystals. For the top of the turret I took sugar cones and dipped them in melted vanilla bark that I colored pink. This was SO MUCH easier than frosting and sugar crystalling the other cones.
I made the doors and windows out of marshmallow fondant that I colored purple. Fondant and I don't get along too well. I may just buy some fondant next time. The little "lakes" outside the castle are colored fondant and the "rocks" around the lakes are special M&M's I found at the store. I ordered the princesses online at the Disney store. I piped around the whole castle and windows.
I ran out of time, as there should have been flags on top of each turret and other details are missing, but she absolutely LOVED the cake!
I started the prep work a couple days in advance. I dipped the the cake cones in white chocolate, and then put two of the together with the bottoms matching up to dry.
The day before the party, I baked all of the cakes, Using store bought vanilla and strawberry cake mix I made 2 - 9x13, and 2 round 8". Layering them one on top of the other. I put cherry flavored frosting for the filling. And a thin layer of vanilla frosting. Then I let it sit in the fridge over night.
The morning of the party. I carved out a little bit of the edges in order to get the cone towers to fit properly. Using more vanilla frosting to secure them to the base of the cake. Then took pink icing the I made, and covered the sugar cones and placed them on top of the cake cones.
I used a little more of the icing to decorate a little. And used a chocolate bar to make the door/drawbridge.
I baked 2 long cakes and 2 round cakes for this princess castle cake. Then after they cooled, I frosted them and put in the fridge. I made a pan of rice krispies, molded them, and put them in fridge to harden. Then I put pink chocolate on sugar cones and rolled them in sprinkles.
I assembled my different pieces of the cake on a cutting board and refrosted and smoothed out entire cake. I put the sugar cones on the rice krispie towers with frosting. I added princess stickers to the windows with frosting.
I added gumdrop and sprinkles with frosting. Next, I added the princesses from a stamp set my daughter has. I added a Hershey's drawbridge and frosted the moat and grass.
My daughter wanted a "pink" princess castle cake for her 6th birthday. After doing some research on this website, this is what I came up with. Everything on the cake is edible. It was a lot of fun to make and my daughter helped decorate with the candy.