I made this castle cake for my son's 5th birthday party and he was really thrilled with it! I baked 3 round chocolate cakes, placed them on top of each other and then iced them with chocolate butter icing. The towers are 4 cheap, shop bought Swiss rolls which I iced onto the sides.
The next layer consists of a smaller shop bought chocolate round with half a Swiss roll placed on top to make a centre tower. Wafer cones were placed on top of the swiss roll towers and iced in place. I was planning to ice patterns onto the cones using icing tubes but didn't get round to that part.
The drawbridge is a Kitkat and the castle has been decorated with smarties for added colour. Icing sugar flowers placed along the bottom. I filled a play mobile treasure chest with smarties and placed a few knight around for added effect.
Mitchell had a fabulous party and the castle cake rounded off the event perfectly. Because it is so big and tall, it makes for a really good table centre piece!
My son wanted a sword fighting cake for his 5th birthday. He also said he wanted sharks with his cake. I was baffled but he stuck to his requests. The best I could think of was this castle cake with sword fight scene. He loved it.
I used 4 boxes of cake mix and way too much Wilton's Icing. I mixed some basic white icing with strawberry jam to make a yummy filling for all layers. I used icing color gels to customize the colors of the icing. Black mixed with the white icing made the gray stone and spray icing color added the textured look for the castle walls.
The base is a basic sheet cake crumbled around the edges for the cliffs. The castle is four 8x8 cakes quartered, layered together and carved for the right shapes. The tops of the towers are frosted granola bars for added stability. I used fondant for the water topped with white icing for the waves.
Basically, I just played with the shapes and colors. Play around, it was fun!
I made two of these castle cakes for my twin daughters. I had so much fun making them. I used regular store bought cake mix and made 2 10" round cakes per cake. I also just used store bought icing and I added strawberry whoppers around the top and bottom of cakes. I used Wilton gel food coloring for the pink icing.
I used regular sugar cones as well as waffle cones. I cut the base of the cones of to support the other cones. I added plain white icing to create a door and windows all the way around the cakes. I used Wilton's star tip to create the pattern for the windows, doors and all edging.
I had put the strawberry whoppers on the very tip of the cones but they kept falling off so I just removed them. They turned out cute anyway. I like the simplicity of it. I was easy and fun.
This castle cake is a three tier cake set on a 9X13 rectangular tier. The three castle tiers are covered in pink rolled fondant. The lawn and piped trim are in tinted Wilton icing to match the Disney pink and purple theme colors.
I bought the castle candle for the topper, as well as the Disney princess decorations. The tiers were supported by cut-off skewers and cardboard circles just slightly smaller in diameter than the layer being supported.
The cake was a big hit with my daughter and her friends. The scariest part was transporting it to the party location in my lap!