I got inspiration for this cake from your fantastic website :) It was my first attempt at a 2 tier cake so wanted to stick with something fairly simple. The cake is made up of two rounds - 8" and 6" Madeira cake, split in two and filled with jam and buttercream. The bottom tier needs to be extra deep. I iced them both individually using white fondant icing and iced the top tier on a thin cake board.
I then put the smaller tier on the large tier and piped around the base of the top tier using pink icing. I used different coloured icing to pipe on windows and a door, added sugar ball door handles and piped on flower stems and added ready made sugar flowers. I then used coloured mini marshmallows for turrets glued on with edible glue and topped it with a numbered candle. I made a path around the castle by icing the board, spreading on edible glue and sticking on hundreds and thousands. As a finishing touch I added a couple of licorice allsorts beside the door and sprinkled the top of the cake with edible glitter.
It's not the most perfect cake ever but my little girl loved it and the look on her face made it all worthwhile!
My daughter requested a princess cake for her 5th birthday. I combined some ideas from the internet as well as added some unique ideas to make the perfect castle cake! I prepared 2 boxes of white birthday cake mix and baked in 1 9 X 13 pan, 1 9 inch round and one 4 inch round (adding vanilla pudding to make the cake extra moist). I iced the cake with white icing, stacking the round cakes on top of the 9 X 13 cake.
I used light pink icing to trim around the edges. I rolled 5 sugar cones and 4 cake cones in melted white chocolate chips and sprinkled pink sprinkles over the chocolate before it dried. I allowed them to dry for about 10 minutes. I used melted white chocolate to "glue" inverted cake cones to the four corners of the cake. I stacked pink colored cake cones and decorated sugar cones on top, gluing each with more melted white chocolate. I decorated the rest of the cake with pink candy balls, candy flowers, icing flowers, and sprinkles and pink wafers (for the doors). I added princess fairies to top it off.
It took about 2 hours to decorate. She was delighted with the result!
I made this Fairy Princess Castle Birthday Cake for my little girl's 3rd birthday. This was probably my 2nd or 3rd cake. This cake was made with regular boxed chocolate cake mix and canned frosting. The bottom is a double layer sheet cake and I used a bread pan and cupcakes as well.
I cut the cake from the bread tin in half and used it for each side of the door. The round layer in the middle was a 3 inch bunt pan. I cut the tops off of the cupcakes to make them flat on the bottom and stacked things until I liked the way it looked.
I used waffle cones for the turrets and spread strawberry frosting on them. The chocolate frosting was 1 can of chocolate and 1 can of cream cheese mixed together. The pink icing is strawberry. I did not even have to add food coloring. I used miniature marshmallows on the top as well, and chocolate graham crackers for the doors.