This castle birthday cake was made by me for my daughter's 18th birthday! It was made from plain sponge cake, a large square with odd bits stuck around it in layers to give a landscape effect when covered in green fondant icing. I used watered down green colouring and edible green cake dusting powder to add texture to the green icing.
The trees, flowers, and pond were modelled with coloured fondant too, and the bridge made from fondant covered marzipan,(with little pink sugar flakes rolled into the icing for the "path"). A bit fiddly making them, but fun. The castle was a small square sponge, with a smaller on top, covered again in white fondant, sprayed with edible pink lustre spray (makes it really glittery!) and again, the doors/windows were made from fondant, the details "painted" with watered down coloured icing.
The towers were chocolate mini rolls, covered in icing and sprayed with same spray as castle, and topped with the turrets made from ice cream cone wafers coated with white fondant and sprinkled with edible pink glitter flakes. (Wooden skewers hold the towers and turrets in place). Took a wee while, but she loved it! 0nce a Disney princess, always a Disney princess!
I made this castle birthday cake for my 4 year old daughter Leiannah. Like her parents, she loves anything medieval and wanted a cake fit for a princess. So my husband and I proceeded to make plans for her princess castle cake.
After getting everything I needed for the cake it took me close to 9 hours to put it together and decorate it, not including the 3 hours it took me to make the 98 individual flowers.
The cake is made of double layer strawberry cake with Strawberry icing (both store bought). Piping is buttercream icing done with tips 18, 2 and 3. Flowers made from royal icing using tip 401 (holding the bag with the bend of the tip on the bottom, make 5 petals in a star shape).
Turrets made from 4 ice cream cones stacked (cut off the top of the lower 3 cones and leave the top cone intact). Roof of turrets made from sugar cones cut to fit. Crenulations (battlements) are just sugar cubes placed on top of the cake.
I made a castle birthday cake using 2 large square cakes. The cakes were vanilla. I placed the second square on the first one using caramel filling in between. I also made four cupcakes that were the base of the towers.
I put four ice-cream cones on top of the cupcakes which were the towers. I iced windows for the towers with icing gel pens. I cut paper for the flags and poked them into the cones also using a piece of a sugar sweet so that the flag would not sink through.
I iced the cake all over with blue icing. I iced around the cupcakes with white chocolate icing. For the windows and the draw bridge I used pieces of a white chocolate bar and decorated the cake with sugar sweets. Around the cake for a water effect, I cut up pieces of blue paper and for the grass effect I coloured dessicated coconut green and sprinkled it around the 'water'.