My granddaughter wanted a Disney princess party for her 4th birthday. All the girls were to dress like a princess and the boys like knights. So, I made my first attempt at making a castle cake and princess cakes.
I made the castle using a 12x15 sheet pan for the bottom layer,and a double 8" square cake for the 2nd layer. I used soup cans to make the 4 side towers and a large juice can to make the middle tower. I used sugar cones that I coated with purple candy melts and while the candy was still wet I sprinkled them with purple sugar crystals to make them glitter (I was able to prepare them a few days ahead of time). That was very easy and they were tasty too. I used chocolate covered grahams for the windows and a Hershey bar for the door.
I also made a Disney princess cake for each little girl at the party out of cupcakes that I made. I turned them upside down so the bottom part would be flared out. I then stuck a miniature princess doll into each one and decorated them to look like, Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Ariel. The dolls also served as a favor for the girls. I packed each of the dolls clothing into sandwich bags to give to them at the end of the party.
I decorated regular cupcakes and added a knight to the top to give to the boys. All the children just loved it and my granddaughter was ecstatic. The castle cake was served to the adults and of course we had too much cake so we had plenty to give away. The party was a big success.
I made this castle cake for a friend of mine's daughter's 16th birthday. I like this cake a lot.
I used butter cream icing to decorate it. For the towers I took ice cream cones and turned them upside down and stuck dowels through them to hold them up. This cake is 4 layers. I used sugar cones covered in icing for the tops and covered them in sprinkles.
The top of this cake is a ballroom floor so I lit it up as the prince tries the shoe on Cinderella. I added vines and little pink flowers to the towers to make them stand out a little.
I really enjoyed making this cake. This was the first castle cake i made so it was quite an experience.
This castle cake was a little complicated for me only because it was the first castle I made. Everyone at the party loved it. This cake was a big hit for me.
My 3 year old daughter wanted a princess castle cake that she saw at the grocery store bakery that was $39.99 and basically a square with plastic forms stuck to the corners. I decided we could do better and bought the Wilton romantic castle set (using a 40%off coupon at Michael's, it was only $13.00!) and 2 days later we had a 2 layer 10" yellow butter cake bottom with pineapple filling and a 2 layer 8" devil's food top for the chocolate lovers and a cake that blew my daughter's socks off.
If I could've bottled her reaction I would die happy! Oh, and tons of left overs to snack on! Yum! Who could ask for more? Besides time and effort, this cake was well under the $40 the local grocery bakery wanted for the no thought version they sell. Don't think you can't - this was only my third cake!