This castle cake was made for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I looked at lots of images of castle cakes from this site for inspiration before planning this one.
The cake is made from two round sponges - an 8 inch vanilla one topped off with a 6 inch chocolate one. I had planned to cover the cake board in the same pink icing used on the cake but was worried that I didn't have enough so instead I covered the cake board with some iridescent cellophane wrapping.
I bought pre-coloured pale pink fondant icing from a local cake decorating shop along with some artificial pink flowers, a writing icing pen and some edible glitter. I cut out the door shape and made some grooves in it using a knife and then painted down the grooves with pink food colouring.
I also cut out a strip of icing and curled up the edges to make a scroll and when it was dry I wrote the birthday message on it using the edible ink pen. For candle holders I made three toadstools shaping them by hand and painting on some spots. The turrets were different lengths of cardboard tube from a kitchen roll covered in icing and topped with ice-cream cornets which had been dipped in melted white chocolate coloured with pink food colouring.
I dusted all the key features in the edible glitter to make it look magical. The children loved it and because it was home-made it tasted good too.
My cousin was turning 35 and we were having a birthday bash for her. We've always called her our princess and I wanted something very special for her big day. I bought the Wilton Castle cake set and made the version of the castle cake that is featured on the box. I made the layers a little bigger than suggested because I didn't want the expense of purchasing new pans.
I made the bottom tier 12 inches and the top tier 8 inches, each tier was about 5 inches high. I frosted each tier with white butter cream icing and used lavender, leaf green and white for the flowers and leaves. I also used lavender sparkly sugar crystals on windows, door and turrets.
The trickiest part of the cake is getting the turrets to stay firmly in place. The directions say to use plastic dowels secured with white candy melts as supports but it was very difficult. The next time I make this cake I am going to use non-toxic gummy adhesive (for scrapbooking) to attach the dowels.
I was able to transport the cake in the car with only one minor boo-boo, next time I will use frosting to secure the pointy tops to the turrets. The 2008 Wilton book has a bunch of castle versions and I'm hoping to try the Christmas one next.
My son wanted a Mario cake for his 8th birthday so I gave it a try! I made the base out of a large sheet cake. I used red, orange and a little black Wilton icing color to get the brick color and I did the sides of the cake first.
Then I iced the top with green. I then used some gray to outline the bricks. For the castle cake I baked two 8x8 cakes (1 cake mix), put a layer of icing in between layers and then iced the rest.
For the turrets I used Twinkies and ice cream cones and secured them to the corners with toothpicks and placed another cone on the top. I used wafer cookies for the doors and tootsie rolls for the door handles.
This cake was very easy to make and He loved how it turned out! I bought some Mario figures from eBay for about $10 which really finished off the cake! The pipes were made out of Twinkies cut in half and covered with fondant, and the mushrooms were made out of fondant as well! This really was an easy cake to do!