This princess cake was for my daughter's 5th birthday. I found the idea for this cake on this website, and then added a few things of my own.
I started with a 9" square cake pan, for the base of the cake. I then used a 6" round pan for the top. I used two layers of each of these. For the turrets, I emptied and cleaned cans, such as from green beans or corn. I sprayed and floured them well, and baked some of the cake mix in them. I did find that I had to make sure not to fill them too full, because they ran over in the oven. I used BBQ skewers for added stability to help hold the towers on the cake.
The pointy roofs of the towers were made from waffle cones, which I cut the bottoms off of to the desired height. I then iced the cake using homemade buttercream icing. I think that this is a little bit harder to work with than icing with shortening, but the yummy taste is worth it to me.
The windows and doors were made from graham crackers, and I stuck princess stickers on each one. I had tons of compliments on this cake, and in fact made one again for my niece’s birthday.
For my granddaughter's fourth birthday she wanted a princess party. We wanted a big castle but didn't need a lot of cake.
I used 12" square Styrofoam boards to make the base of the Princess castle cake. I used floral foam purchased from a craft store for the towers and turrets. All layers were covered in basic homemade buttercream. The center squares were made from white cake mix and scratch cake combined. I baked 2 8" layers and 2 6" layers and frosted with buttercream.
Cut out round sections from the corners of the base. You can hot glue the turrets to the towers or use bamboo skewers to secure them together. The flags were made from fabric dipped into starch and woven over round objectsink pens to dry with the wave effect. Then hot glued to colored picks and inserted on top of turrets.
For a fish scale look on the turrets I piped scallop design with a #3 tip starting at the top and going down. Decorated lattice design for windows. Writing tip & leaf tip for vines.
When the party is over you can discard the Styrofoam or clean it up to use again.
For this princess castle cake I made three strawberry cakes the night before and froze them. This made it so much easier to move, cut, and ice. I used two 13x9 cakes for the base and one 13x9 cake I cut into four pieces for the tower. Strawberry icing was used and white icing for the door.
I used eight regular pink ice cream cones and four pointed ice cream cones using white icing as glue. At first it was kind of hard to get the cones to look level but I cut them so they would fit along the corners of the tower. I also used mini marshmallows along the top. This cake was for all three of my girls so I took a 3 x 5 black and white photo of them and put it in a pink metal frame for the topper.
Also I used sparkler cake candles. It was great. The girls loved the pink castle cake and so didn't all our guest!