My daughter wanted a princess castle cake for her birthday. I looked through the castle cake pictures here on coolest b-day cakes and combined several different ideas.
For the cake, I just made 2 round cakes and stacked them. The turrets are a regular ice cream cone that I pushed down into the cake and then I put a bit of frosting around the edge of the regular cone and turned sugar cones upside down and stuck them in. I saw quite a few places that they covered the cones with icing, but that looked like it would be really messy and also hard to get a nice smooth finish, so I decided to leave them alone. I think with using yellow, they blended in nicely.
I just did some piping with a star tip around each one and a star on the top of each turret and used a large star tip for the "bricks" around the top edge. I piped the windows and door with a writing tip and then the basket weave tip for a bit of "lattice" on the door. It looked a bit plain, so I decided to add a few vines.
I frosted my platter with a light green frosting and then put some dried coconut in a plastic container with green food coloring and shook it. I placed that around the base for "grass". I used a grass/fur tip and piped grass around the base of the castle and the edge of the road. Then I randomly piped a few star tip flowers on the grass. The road is brown sugar. I found the Cinderella at the dollar store.
Homemade Castle and Carriage Ride 5th Birthday Cake
by Donna W.
(Moreno Valley California)
Lily's 5th Princess Birthday cake!
For my daughter 5th birthday we had a whole Princess castle theme. I got the idea from looking at the castle on her plates and napkins I had purchased for her party, they were my inspiration for the whole cake! I used two round cakes, one large and one medium, and when it was done actually cut it in half and stacked it so one side looked like a round cake with two layers and other side was flat. The flat side was the castle side. I used hand cut out sugar cookies for the columns on the side and for the door. I used purple icing with a darker purple drew in the bricks. The flowers are made out of starburst which I melted in the microwave for about ten seconds and molded myself, kinda time consuming, but worth it when you see how cute they look, plus the kids loved them. I added m&m's for the cobble stone and edging. On the top I wrote Happy Birthday Lily! The rounded side of the cake was in two layers, the bottom layer was argyle pink triangles and gumballs in the middle and some more starburst flowers places here and there. The second layer was a drawn out hill scape and road, just done out of frosting (haven't learned to used fondant yet)! Then I added a sugar cookie carriage that I had also had just carved out myself. To add a little more flare I used a crown for the top and added butterflied and wands to the cake.
It was kinda like two cakes in one and so much fun to make!