This Castle Birthday Cake was made by me as a little girl's first birthday cake. The theme of the party was fairytake.
The cake was relatively easy. I made a chocolate cake (quite a dense one – like fruit cake) went over it with pink cream cheese icing, and when it was not quite set I re-iced and and smoothed it over with water to give it a smooth finish. The smaller cake was placed on top. The towers are all made of fondant icing, rolled around a cylinder which has been gladwrapped and left overnight.
Everything you see is eatable except for the candle. I sprinkled pink sugar crystals over the cones. The windows on the towers are just chocolate stuck on with cream cheese icing. The flowers are just made out of dyed fondant. The draw bridge is a chocolate covered wafer with has a blob of icing underneath so it is on a slight angle and a chocolate finger on either side.
I searched and searched many sites for ideas of how to make a cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. We had a princess party planned. After looking at a whole bunch of other cakes, this castle cake is what I came up with.
This cake ended up being so easy, which is good because I'm not very good at this type of thing. I used 2 different size round cake pans. I baked four cakes total, frosted them with the same color and added candies (rolos, sweet tarts, Hershey chocolate, candy hearts from the cake aisle) for decorations.
For the towers I used colored ice cream cones. I stuck them together with some frosting and then for the top I used a small waffle cone covered in a light layer of frosting a rolled in pink and purple sugars. The doors on front are Hershey bar squares. My little girl LOVED it!
I made this castle cake for my 4 year old daughter. She wanted a princess castle. I used the Wilton cake kit. The turrets are rolled in sugar crystals. The towers come white but we painted them purple which is her favorite color.
All flowers are individually made. I used homemade icing and tinted it the colors I needed. Using cake dowel rods is essential for this type of cake since it is a layered cake. To get the tallest towers to stay straight, use a lot of icing around it. I pre-iced everything that I can beforehand, ex: all of the windows and the main door. When placing door on use a lot of icing on the back of it so it will stay.
The cake mix is a white extra moist mix. This is such a fun cake to make and decorate. My daughter, her friends, and parents loved it.
Every little girl loves a fairy princess castle. This Castle Birthday Cake is super easy, believe it or not! I baked a couple of small round marble cakes for the center cake, stacked them together and sandwiched each section with buttercream (and secured with a skewer to stabilise it). I coloured pre made icing pink and covered the lot.
The turrets are actually jam rolls purchased from the supermarket bakery isle, two large ones, then some smaller ones stacked to give them height on skewers. I iced them with buttercream and rolled them in coloured pink and purple premade icing.
I carefully stacked marshmallows on top of each other in varying colours and sizes with buttercream (if I was to do this again I would use sugar glue instead though!), and added a purple door, and purchased wire butterflies and fairy to the outside to finish it off.