I made this Princess Castle Cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. I used the Wilton Castle cake set that you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Wal-mart.
I made two 9" rounds and two 6" rounds and crumb coated the cakes and put them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before applying fondant and stacking the cakes. I used tinted (rose) royal icing to make the flowers by hand two days prior to assembly in order for them to have enough time to dry. I applied tinted (lavender) royal icing and cake sprinkles to the top of the towers the day before assembly. I used pre tinted purple fondant to make the balls on top of the towers. I used cut dowels to insert the towers into the top cake and hot glued the towers around the cake to the cake board for stability. I used green icing to pipe around the bottom of the towers.
This cake takes a lot of time but is well worth the effort!!
I really wanted to make my daughter a homemade princess castle cake for her 7th birthday. I saw lots of ideas on here and decided to have a go. I am sooooooo pleased with myself, it has turned out wonderfully! So thank you to everyone for all the ideas.
I don't really have any tips to add as I used lots of ideas from this site. I will just say that I used the ice cream cone turret idea - I had to transport the cake to the bowling alley for the party and I didn't want it to be too heavy! To place the turrets on top of the cake I used lolly sticks (unused lol).
Also, I went to my local cake supplies shop, they were so helpful as I did not know how much fondant icing I would need, kind of just said 'the cake will be about this big' and she took it from there.
A close friend of mine asked me to make a princess castle cake for her daughter's 5th birthday. I was so excited because I'd always wanted to do a castle cake, but hadn't had the opportunity.
I made this cake with an 8 inch square topped with a 6 1/2 inch square which was covered in fondant. I had to make impressions in the fondant to give it that stone look. The turrets were made of paper towel rolls with a cake cone stuck down in it(these were covered in fondant), then topped with an upside down sugar cone (because I was running out of fondant, I decided to try some red food coloring mist, by Wilton. It worked out perfectly, and the little girl's favorite colors are pink and red too).
The rest was simply decorating with fondant flowers and piping. After it was all done, I decided to add the initial topped with a tiara just to give it that extra-special something. Hope you like!
I made this homemade princess castle cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday party. It was a learning experience as it was my 3rd attempt with marshmallow fondant. Ground level was (4) 9x9 cakes alternating strawberry and lemon with strawberry & raspberry preserves as filling (berry lemonade cake crumb coated in lemon icing).
2nd story was (3) 9x9 cakes, 2 Swiss chocolate and 1 red velvet with raspberry preserves for filling, crumb coated in cream cheese icing. 3rd story was the same (that was her personal cake). All flowers, vines, and leaves were gumpaste and mmf. Green icing vines were created to glue mmf and gumpaste to the cake. Towers were rice krispie treats covered in mmf. Cylinder shaped for towers and balls for the domes.