I made this castle cake yesterday for my daughter's 3rd birthday party today.
The main part of the cake is a square sponge with a jam filling. I covered this in ready rolled icing. I then covered a Swiss roll in icing (also ready rolled) and cut a battenburg in half, covered it in icing and placed one piece at the front and one diagonally behind the Swiss roll "tower".
I covered ice cream cones in white chocolate and used those for the turrets. For the 2 towers at the front I cut up the tubing from the ready rolled icing and covered those before securing with green piped icing (you can buy this by the tube). I then piped the green icing onto the towers and popped on some sugar flowers and a figure I had made of my daughter out of fimo clay. The sprinkles and stars were added afterwards as was the dessicated coconut coloured green to represent grass
It didn't take too long to make, a few hours maximum - probably took longer to peruse this site for ideas which was a godsend!!
I made this Castle Birthday Cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. She wanted a Princess Castle cake so we went with pink (!). The idea came from a book called No Time Party Cakes. It's quite simple really.
The bottom cake was a 12" vanilla sponge and the top was an 8" chocolate sponge (because my daughter doesn't like jam (jelly). The towers are made from gelatine icing which makes them really hard but light so you can stick them to the side of the cake easily. I can't remember the recipe and I've lent the book to a friend but you add liquid glucose and gelatine to icing (confectioners) sugar. Flower paste or pastilage would work just as well I think.
I rolled it round kitchen roll inner tubes and let it dry over night. The turrets were ice cream cones covered in edible glitter. The ramparts are mini pink marshmallows but you could just use blocks of icing cut evenly. The rest is just piped green icing and tiny flowers. The door was chocolate sugarpaste with a gold painted handle.
I wanted to make a special birthday cake for our soon-to-be 1 year old princess. After searching the net for ideas, I put this Castle Birthday Cake together. I wanted to try out using fondant, and used the marshmallow recipe. (1 bag mini marshmallows, 2lbs powdered sugar, 1/2c shortening, 4T water).
The base of the cake is two 13x9 chocolate cakes with chocolate frosting in between; the round cake is three layers with cream cheese frosting and raspberry jam, and the top one is yellow cake with chocolate frosting and is also the baby's smash cake. The towers are stacks of ice cream cones nested inside each other, covered in fondant, and I brushed edible pearl dust in rose and silver.
The vines are buttercream, the flowers, windows etc. are all fondant. The tiara is one from the store, for the baby to wear, and there are supposed to be 4 flags on the cones, but one of our other children ate them. This cake was a lot of work but a lot of fun.