I made this cake for my niece's fourth birthday. I took some ideas from this and other internet pages and I used some of the decorating techniques that I already knew.
The bottom cake is homemade carrot cake and the top is a yellow cake. Frosting and filling are cream cheese mixed with different food colors. Since Cupcakes are uneven and difficult to frost with a smooth finish I used three store brand iced oatmeal cookies for the base of the towers.
I covered the ice cream cones with royal icing because it dries hard and is easy to make in advance and store. While the icing was still fresh, I rolled the towers in food glitter and placed a princess sticker on each tower. The window frames are also made of royal icing.
I also cut out a picture of Emi with her princess outfit, glued it to cardboard and placed her on top of the castle.
I started with a 2 layer stacked cake baked in 10" pan covered in white buttercream icing. Then topped with with a smaller 2 layer cake iced pink. No particular pan used for top tier.
I carved it out of extra cake left over from her #1 smash cake. Windows and doors are piped lattice with a #2 tip and trimmed in black icing. I used some white from doors to pipe a brick print on the corners of the castle. Bushes are marshmallows cut in half and piped green with grass tip. Towers are 2 ice cream cones hot glued together with a sugar cone on top. And lightly iced to match cake.
A small vine and some flowers add pretty accents. Very easy. And your cake should have it's own personality. Don't be afraid to take a chance, your princess will love it!
I got this idea for a castle birthday cake from Coolest Cakes. I did a combination of two cakes that I really liked from this site. For the bottom layer it was two 9x13 inch cakes stacked on top of each other. Then two 8 inch round cakes on top of those. A total of 5 cupcakes frosted with sugar cones on top.
I used Hershey bars for windows and Kit Kat candy bars for the draw bridge. Hershey Kisses around the top layer. It took four cake mixes and five cans of frosting. Wilton has a frosting spray tint, so all I had to do was shoot that on and not have to worry with tinting all the frosting.
This was the first large cake I have made and it turned out nice. My son couldn't have been happier.
My daughter saw this castle birthday cake in one of my cake books and decided that this was the one she wanted. It was easy to make the sponge but the turrets are tricky using glycerin icing. They have to be made a good 24 hours in advance.
Once you have the basic cake it's up to yourself how you decorate. You can be as flamboyant with the icing of the ivy as you want but you need a little patience, you do get there in the end.
Needless to say that since making it for my daughter, Caitie, most of her friends have had one too!
For my daughter's 2nd birthday, I decided to make a castle birthday cake. I visited coolest birthday cake.com. Finally, I decided to buy the princess castle set from Michel
I made more than 500 flowers and leaves. The cake was a two-tier cake castle wrapped in fondant. Turrets covered in Royal icing and red colour sugar. Towers piped with royal icing to make leaves and vines.
My daughter loved this cake for her second birthday. Hope you enjoy it too!