Like many other little girls, my daughter had a princess theme for her 6th birthday party. So what better cake than a castle cake for her party! I got the idea for this cake from this website and just revised it.
For the structure of the cake I used two square cakes for the bottom level (carved round for the corners), two round cakes for the middle level, and a smaller carved round cake for the top layer. I made the towers with Wilton's doll dress cake pan, but I have seen others use ice cream cones successfully. I iced them and rolled them in purple sprinkles.
Now for the TEDIOUS part. The stones. I really wanted to give it a "real" look while still looking like a fantasy cake. I made each stone, alternating colors by piping (with a large circle tip) rectangles one by one. Then I dipped my finger in confectioner's sugar to flatten each stone. Once I got the hang of it, it went much faster. Then I topped it off with flags on toothpicks on each tower.
It was a BIG hit at the party and everyone raved about it.
I made this Princess castle cake for my daughter's 5th birthday. It took about 10 hours from start to finish. I used the Wilton Castle Cake kit. There were fondant flowers, royal icing, and butter cream frosting. It was quite the endeavor.
The princesses were toys I found at Target instead of using the cake decorating toys that always fall apart the next day. I believe the cakes were 12 in and 8 in rounds that were two layered. There are over 200 small fondant flowers that I started making a week in advance. Please allow for a week to complete this cake doing a little bit each day.
If I ever did it again it would be for an older child. My daughter loved it, but later that week she saw a rectangle grocery store princess cake and said,"I wish I had that one". I almost passed out. Well, she was only 5 and didn't understand all the time and energy that I put into it.
My 4 year old wanted a princess Barbie theme for her 4th birthday complete with a castle. I used vanilla cake mix for the base. White butter and icing which I made from scratch to get the perfect color she wanted. I mixed 2 colors to get it perfect.
I used sugar cones for the towers and decorated them with icing sugar and smarties. I used jelly tots to decorate the bottom of the cake and proper princess sweets with frog, handbag and princess slipper to decorate the top of the cake.
For the castle windows I used white chocolate and for the draw bridge I used dark chocolate complete with fairy princess on the draw bridge.
She loved her cake and want's one every other weekend. This was my first attempt at making such a cake. Now I am more confident and ready for my next project. My 2 year old's butterfly birthday cake coming up in November.
I made 2 cakes, 1 8" square which I cut all four corners so the towers would fit, the other cake was a 6" round. I covered both in butter cream and then both in fondant.
I used an impression mat on both to give the walls the look of brick work. I placed the round cake on top of the square cake. I then made four 6" towers made out of pastillage and a one 4" tower made the same. Again I used an impression mat. I then took 5 icecream cones and covered them in circles of fondant which I stuck on with edible glue.
I then placed cocktail sticks onto the top with small flag and iced the child's age with royal icing. Using green royal icing I then iced a trail on each tower and added small fondant flowers to icing.