I made this Castle Cake for my goddaughter's fourth birthday. The first thing I did was bake the bottom cake layers for the castle. I made them in a 10 inch square pan. I needed three layers to achieve the correct height of 5 inches. It was a hazelnut sponge cake recipe from the Godiva website. Very delicious, but time consuming to make.
Next I repeated the above process in an 8 inch square pan for the smaller cake. After cooling and assembling the layers with hazelnut ganache filling, I iced them with homemade buttercream icing.
I tinted the fondant pink, rolled it out and used a plastic impression mat (rock textured) to create the castle look. Then covered both cakes in it. I randomly selected rocks and covered them with pink petal dusk to add sparkle and dimension. Add a fondant edge cut like a castle roof and attach with a little water.
The rocks are edible chocolate candies from Wal-Mart. The towers are sugar and cake ice cream cones covered in royal icing and sprinkles. I used dowels to hold them up on the cake. The frog was free formed by my husband. The princess' dress is a large cupcake turned upside and covered in fondant with a plastic doll pick inserted.
The additional flower designs were added with buttercream icing and various tips. The crown was cut from fondant covered in silver petal dust to add sparkle and edible marker was used to write the birthday girl's name and age.
this was my first ever cake its white sponge cake covered in pink coloured buttercream icing the towers are icecream cones turned upsidedown covered in icing and i coloured some sugar pink and dipped the cones into this the doors and windows are chocolate biscuits cut to size and i piped icing on them