I had to make a cake for two little cousins who were sharing a 4-year-old and 3-year-old birthday – a girl and a boy. I wanted to make this castle cake badly, so in order to make sure the cake worked for either a girl or a boy, I came up with the “Blues Clues Castle” cake!
I used two 12” rounds for the bottom layer, two 6” rounds for the top. The layers are frosted with buttercream frosting and then covered with white fondant. The cakes were my usual plain yellow cake mix. I basically followed the Wilton directions for constructing the castle…and this is a tough cake to put together—keeping the towers straight and upright is difficult (as you can see in the photo), but stick to the Wilton directions and improvise where necessary!!
I made patterns from a coloring book for the Blues Clues paws and the dog over the castle door. I cut out light blue and dark blue flowers with the Wilton flower cutter for fondant. I trimmed the windows and doors with buttercream frosting and blue sparkles and flowers. The towers are also covered with buttercream frosting and blue sparkles.
I was fortunate to find Blues Clues dogs at the store (they were party favors) and I placed them at various places on the castle. I purchased light blue and dark blue M & M’s (they have great colors out now!) and placed them around the lazy Susan for effect.
The cake was a hit although I was a little disappointed in the leaning towers.
I made this castle cake for my daughter's first birthday after getting ideas from this site. I knew I wanted to do a three tier cake and didn't feel like experimenting with cake cones and sugar cones for the towers as many others have done, so I purchased Wilton's enchanted castle set.
I started a few days ahead preparing plenty of buttercream icing and baking the cakes, and the night before the party I put the whole thing together. Altogether I used 6 boxes of cake mix, making 2 separate layers for each tier with buttercream icing in between them. I iced each tier with pink buttercream and stacked the cakes on top of one another using some dowel rods. This made for a very sturdy cake that I could decorate without worrying about it falling apart.
Next I made a star border around the bottom edge of each tier using purple buttercream icing. Lastly, I placed the door, windows,and towers where I wanted them and did some last minute decorating with whatever purple icing was left. I finished the castle off by sprinkling some coconut which I had dyed green around the outside.
This cake definitely takes some time but is worth every second. I received lots of compliments and the birthday girl enjoyed her first piece of cake!
I made this castle cake for my daughter's 5th birthday party. I used the Wilton castle cake set for it and bought my own frosting and ingredients. It took quite a long time, all in all, including baking, it took me about 11 hours to put this together.
For the windows and towers I iced them and then rolled them in pink sparkles, this was the most fiddly and time consuming part of all. The actual cake is a 2 tier cake supported with cake boards and dowel rods.
I used the easy cook icing pens for the green icing and I bought the pink flowers from an eBay site. Everything on this cake is edible apart from the towers, windows, door and roof part as they are plastic, from the Wilton set.
I just used a 9" round tin for the bottom cake and a 6" round tin for the top cake. I baked 2 of each and put them together with a filling in the middle.
The slices came out really big on this cake and it feeds a lot of people.