I made this castle cake for my niece's 6th birthday. She really likes castles. I used the Wilton romantic castle kit to make it. I used butter cream frosting to decorate it and it was 4 layers. I used a small round yellow cake for the top and 3 round chocolate cakes for the rest.
It was not very hard for me but took a very long time to decorate. I added 3 little pink and purple flowers to every window. I also made the vines out of butter cream icing as well. The bricks are purple and the cement for the bricks were baby pink.
The toys on the cake are from the Barbie and the Diamond Castle toys. This cake is fairly easy to make the detail's i added to this cake took the longest. I also added 4 lights, one behind each of the puppies and kitties. The party was a night party so it looked awsome lit up.
I think this cake could be transformed many different ways to fit your own occasion very easily. I have only been making specialty cake for about one year. The detail took about 18 hours. I really enjoyed making this cake, it is my favorite so far.
I used Wilton's Castle kit for this cake. It took me about seven hours. I have only made a few cakes so I might be a bit slow.
What you will need for this castle cake (not clear in instructions) is a two layer 6 inch cake & a two layer 10 inch cake. My bottom pan was a 9 inch & it was a tad small to accommodate all of the turrets. I would recommend having one more cake mix on hand just in case the bottom cake isn't tall enough for the door.
I bought the pre-made flowers at a cake store and instead of the leaves there meticulously made I just used a zigzag tip to frost. Instead of using candy melts, I just put the turrets in a glob of Royal icing then iced around it with more green. Otherwise, I followed the instructions. Ideally, one could ice the turrets & door a day or two early.
My 4 year old & 5 year old twins were pretty awed by it. Last year I was expecting any day so they got store bought cakes.
Thanks for all the great ideas on this site! I used ideas from a pile of your castles and put them together to make this castle cake for my daughter.
The towers are Swiss rolls and the rest is one square and one round chocolate mud cake. Trim curves from the corners of the square cake for the Swiss rolls to fit into. I used Bulla Dream Whip for the frosting because its so easy and delicious, with ready-made Orchid icing for the trims.
I stamped out the vine leaves and edging the night before, as well as covering the ice-cream cones and let them dry, and did the piping last. The pink cachous bled some colour into the Dream Whip so in retrospect I would use silver ones. It took a long time but my princess loved it so it was worth the effort!
I hope someone else will be inspired by my cake as I was inspired by all yours.