My sister and I made this princess castle cake for my best friend’s daughter's 1st birthday. We had so much fun doing it and the response we got from both the parents and the kids when we brought it out to sing was worth every bit of work we put into it. We got the basic design idea from numerous cakes listed on this website and combined them into the one you see here.
We made a double layer rectangle cake and a double layer round cake which we mounted on top. We let the cake cool over night and iced and decorated it the day of the party.
We used whipped white icing and lightly sprinkled pink glitter sugar all over. For the turrets we used ice cream cones rolled in white chocolate placed end to end. We let them dry in the fridge also the night before. The peaks are sugar cones rolled in white chocolate and sprinkled with pink glitter sugar.
The rest was assembly and icing which really adds the finishing touches. The princesses are chip board pieces which you can get at any craft store which we taped tooth picks to the back and then inserted them into the cake. We also made magnet favors which had ribbon that with the date and birthday girls name which we used extras as the flags on top of the peaks.
All and all it was a big hit. My friend cried when I showed it to her. Good luck with your castle cakes and have fun!
I used an idea previously posted on this site for a princess castle cake and altered it a little. I used a normal 9x13" cake pan. I cut the four corners out, approximately 2.5 by 3 inches.
For my towers I used rice crispy treats made with the pink berry flavored marshmallows. I just stacked the treats and smooshed them together. The tops of the towers are frosted white then sprinkled with pink sugar.
The "cones" on top of the towers are rice crispy treats that I shaped by wading & rolling. I then stuck tooth picks in them, frosted & sugared them & stuck them on the other towers. The flags are just paper on a tooth pick.
I used a boxed spice cake and nearly two full cans of store bought cream cheese frosting. I colored it to match the cakes and napkins we used for the princess party. The crown was a last minute decoration, something to fill in the middle.
I decided to make my daughter's 1st birthday cake, a princess castle cake and also her mini cake for her to attack. I made four 8in x 8in square cakes for the big castle. I just stacked 3 cakes on each other with icing in the middle of each layer to hold it together. Then I cut the 4th cake in fours and stacked 3 on top of the 3 layers. Then I cut in the last 4th again and put 2 on top of that. Then you ice all of the cake.
I dyed white icing pink with food color and then I just got all the little candies to decorate it and ice cream cones to make the towers ( covered them in icing and rolled them in colored sugar).