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Coolest Castle Cake 573

by Nina
(Orange, Australia)

Homemade Castle Cake

Homemade Castle Cake

I made this Castle Cake with three different types of mud cake. The bottom layer was a 10” round chocolate mud cake. The middle layer was a 6” round white chocolate mud cake and the top layer was a 3” round caramel mud cake. I also sculpted the turrets from “cake pop” mix (cake that is mushed together with buttercream icing) and then covered them in fondant. The very top turret was done like this too.

I used buttercream underneath the fondant. The fondant was a little (lot) more pink than I wanted but overall it worked well. I wasn’t sure how to get the side edge to work so I just cut a circle from the fondant using the bottom of the cake pan to put on the top of the cake and then cut a strip from the fondant to go around the edge of the cake. The strips around the edges have joins in them that were *supposed* to be covered by the turrets.

I would also make the bottom layer a bit thicker next time.

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Coolest Castle Cake 382

by Crystal L.
(Knoxville, TN)

Homemade Castle Cake

Homemade Castle Cake

This Homemade Castle Cake is the second cake I attempted. I used the Wilton enchanted castle set. This cake was the most difficult I have attempted. Word of advice, set up where you intend to serve it, and do not move it until it has been cut into. I had to move the cake once it was set up and many towers fell and it was extremely difficult to put back in perfect order.

I used all buttercream for decorating with several different piping tips. I decorated the tower tops using buttercream covered with sparkly pink sprinkles. I used melted white chocolate to "hold" the towers in place, which would work if you don't intend on transporting.

Overall it turned out well and my niece was thrilled. Anyone can do this cake, if you have patience.

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Coolest Castle Cake 380

by Mariana L
(Pensacola, fl)

Homemade Castle Cake

Homemade Castle Cake

I made this Castle Cake for my daughter's 5th birthday. I looked at different cakes in this web page for ideas. Thank you so much! I made two 12" chocolate/vanilla cakes and two 8" strawberry/vanilla cakes. I covered everything with buttermilk icing and then rolled out marshmallow fondant over it.

For the turrets, I used ice cream cones and sugar cones, all piped with colored buttermilk icing. I cut 4 parts of the cake to attach the turrets, then I inserted a tooth pick on the bottom ones and for the top ones I inserted bamboo sticks through the cakes for support. For the flowers, windows, and gate I used MM fondant. For the grass, I used dyed coconut flakes.

It was time consuming, but fun and at the end a success!

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Coolest Castle Cake 290

by Tashia S.
(Manchester, CT)

Homemade Castle Cake

Homemade Castle Cake

My niece was celebrating her third birthday and is obsessed with princesses.

I found a castle cake kit from the web and went to work. The top two layers (castle portion) are made out of strawberry cake. The bottom layer is vanilla cake. The cake is frosted with homemade buttercream icing.

This cake unfortunately took a heck of a time to make. The bottom layer is a half sheet pan and the top two layers are pieces of a half sheet pan.

All in all everyone was very excited for the cake.

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princess
by: crystal

that is a very pretty cake.

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