I created this fairy castle cake for my niece's 9th birthday. I bought most of the ingredients from my local super market and just experimented with what I already had in my cupboards for the moat around the board to create the perfect fairytale scene.
The cake is made up of a 10" round base with the towers made from royale icing and ice-cream cornets for the tops with white chocolate buttons. I used colour gel icing to make the flower stems and mini sugar paste flowers for the turrets. I used mini marshmallows.
I've since made variations of this cake making it on a larger scale by using larger cake base with a smaller one on the top different colours and covering the tower cones with pink or blue icing. This cake can be used for a wedding or a christening boy or girl by just using different colours.
I made this castle cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. All together it was very simple. I got many ideas from this website. The bottom was a 12x18, the middle was 2 11x15 cakes stacked together and the top was an 8x8.
I crumb coated the cake first and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I used homemade buttercream and colored it with Wilton gel colors. I used plastic drinking straws in the bottom and middle layers for support. The top and the middle layers were on cake boards.
I frosted the sugar cones and rolled them in sugar sprinkles. I cut the corners off the bottom cake to fit the cones. I used Hershey bars for the door and windows. It was an awesome centerpiece for my daughter's birthday and everyone loved it.
by April Cannon, & Lori Bosarge
This castle cake is all edible. Made homemade cakes and worked from bottom all the way up. Also made homemade buttercream icing, bought fondant for the very last coating. Satin ice is the best you can color all with gel.
The towers are devil square cakes with icecream cones on top with dow rods holding them together and into the sides of the cake. Dow rods are also inside of each layer of cake at least two, four at the most and for the really big layers a small piece of cardboard was added to each layer except for the three layer round cakes on the top we used homemade buttercream icing with green dye for the grass, and coconut dyed green as well.
I made this castle cake for my Joshua (5) and Lucy's (2) joint Princess & Knights birthday party. I had to be careful not to make it to girlie as the bulk of kids at the party were boys.
The cake is made up of 2 squares (8" & 5") chocolate mudcakes, covered in a white truffle icing and then grey coloured fondant icing. The towers are from the Wilton castle set. I used the back of a knife to create the block effect on the walls. The people were sculptured from left over coloured fondant and put on skewers and inserted into the cake. I created the vines by using cake mate ready prepared icing in a tube.
We started this castle cake with 2 9x13 cakes, 4 cupcakes with the tops cut off and lots of candy and frosting. I used 5 cake mixes all together (2 for each 9x13 and 1 for cupcakes).
I purchased knights and a dragon online for really cheap and used one of my daughter's princesses to decorate. For the top of the cake, I cut out 2x4 inches out for a "courtyard" appearance and placed the princess in the courtyard to be rescued.
For the moat, we used white frosting and blue food coloring and I found some awesome colored licorice to separate the moat from the grass, also used licorice to make windows.