Our cake was made for our daughter's 6th birthday party. We baked a Madeira cake as we read on the internet that they were stronger for a big design. We filled it with butter cream and jam.
The turrets were made using small chocolate rolly-polly cakes cut to different lengths and held in place using long wooden skewers. The top of the turrets were made with sugar cones wrapped in fondant icing. The ivy was painted on using green food coloring and a fine paint brush.
We piped white icing to fill in the joins and tidy the cake up a bit. The little bricks were made individually as was the door, windows and flowers - all of which was very time consuming! We did wooden panel patterns on the door which can't really be seen in the picture, but it looked good.
We glued all the bits and pieces onto the cake using melted apricot jam and a brush. Finally we glued on some pink sparkly sprinkles onto the cake to make it glitter. We also put star shaped sparklers onto the top of each turret on the day! Our daughter and her friends wee thrilled!
This homemade princess castle cake I made after reviewing the many cakes already up here and collecting ideas. It took three boxes of cake mix.
The door and the windows are sugar cookies that I baked and cut out... I used melted vanilla with pink food coloring and painted them pink. The towers are ice cream cones stuck bottom to bottom with a sugar cone at the very top. I rolled the sugar cone in melted vanilla and then sprinkled pink sugar on them.
The rest of the cake decorations are just candies of your choice. This homemade princess castle cake took me a total of like 5 to 6 hours. It is very time consuming and was my first cake like this but I think it turned out great.
I definitely would recommend finalizing the cake where the party is at b/c I had to move mine from destination one where I originally made it to the location of the party and once put together the towers are not very sturdy. I hope my ideas help you like all the others did for me.
This Princess Castle Cake is a cake someone asked me to make for their daughter's 1st birthday. It's a 8" square cake and a 6" round cake. The bottom is chocolate cake and the top is strawberry cake. Both cakes are frosted with buttercream and I used a brick template to get the texture on the sides. The towers are cardboard tubes from wrapping paper with regular ice cream cones dropped in the top and glued on with royal icing.
On top of the tower is sugar cones and those were also glued on with royal icing. The cardboard tubes were coated with royal icing and covered with fondant and them I rolled it over the brick template to get the texture. I used a round cookie cutter to carve out a small portion of each corner of the square cake to help the towers get a better fit against the cake. The border around the top of the square cake is sugar cubes and the hearts were piped on with royal icing.
A friend’s daughter, who was turning 7, was having a Princess Birthday Party and I was asked to make the Princess Castle Cake.
This is a vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream. The entire cake is edible except for the towers; the tops are ice cream cones. The flowers were made ahead with royal icing and textured fondant mats were used to give the castle a brick effect.