This Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake took me ages and was the first attempt I have made at decorating a cake of any sort. I started about three weeks in advance, planning it on paper and in my head. I even made a model of it to see how it was going to look.
I baked a rectangle chocolate and a square banana cake and iced them with green fondant and pink fondant. The turrets were made of cardboard that I iced and dipped the tops in glittered, pink coloured sugar. I made the little flowers out of coloured fondant and I piped the iron gates in white chocolate coloured pink (and secured to the bottom cake with bobby pins).
The turrets had holes cut in them and were lit with battery operated tealights. I bought the figurines from the US on eBay as I couldn't get them here. Think that's about it. Just about cried when it came time to cut it. She had a fantastic day and I am pleased with how the cake turned out. May not be so keen to make another one though.
My Princess Belle Castle Cake was inspired by the many castle cakes on this site. The cake was strawberry with strawberry buttercream frosting. I then covered it with a layer of homemade marshmallow fondant. I covered the tops of each layer with mini marshmallows.
The towers were made from pastillage with the tops being ice cream sugar cones covered with white chocolate and yellow sprinkles (I combined sprinkles of a darker and lighter shade to get the shade I wanted.) The windows were wafer cookies. I didn't have equipment to make intricate flowers, so instead, I made the grass trim with a fork on green fondant, and the round "flowers" with a straw on pink fondant. There were no dowels used. The towers stood on their own and I just glued them closer to the cake with wet pastillage or white chocolate.
It's far from perfect, but my daughter really loved it, which was my goal as it was a princess party.
by Jon Rosenfeld and Ross Ward
(Leamington, Ontario, Canada)
Ever hear of two nineteen year old guys getting bored and making an intricate cake for no reason but to cure said boredom? We hadn't either, but we're odd ones. We noticed there were no badass looking castle-themed cakes on this website, so we took it upon ourselves to fill the niche with our black castle, complete with dinosaurs and snakes and evil.
We had to mix several different batches of icing, each with different consistencies, colours and flavours. We used black food colouring for the castle, which looked awesome, and cocoa powder for a realistic dirt path leading to the front of the castle. Unfortunately we ran short on icing towards the end, and had to skimp on the castle walls due to poor preparation. Still, seeing the pterodactyl perched on the finished product made the whole thing worthwhile.
We still haven't gotten around to eating it. It would almost feel like murder
I made this for my beautiful princess Jade. She said she wanted strawberry, cream cheese, and Cinderella. This is what I ended up with. It is composed of 1 square cake, 2 round, 1 rectangle and 5 cupcakes. All of which I cut by hand to form the castle and towers. The tops are constructed of waffle cones and marshmellow stars. This cake was so simple but looks like I spent a lot of time on it. It was a hit with my little princess!
I used a 10 inch square pan for the bottom of the castle, and a 6 inch round for the top. The trees are sugar cones. I drew the windows and draw bridge with white icing and put gum drops around the castle and moat.