My cousin loves everything Scottish, especially castles. She turned 40 and her hubby suggested a Scottish Castle. So I made 2 sheet cakes (2 cake mixes each) and laid them side by side. Trimmed one of them on a slant and then flipped the cut part up on the other sheet cake to get the moors of Scotland.
I iced it with a whole lot of grass green butter cream and used gel tinted blue for the water and waves. The rocks are fondant tinted with a smidge of black and marbled. The path is Oreo crumbs. The castle ruins are rice krispie treats covered in royal icing to look like stone and I quickly cut the brick lines in with a toothpick.
We were reading some Scottish literature (romance, fiction - lol ) so I printed off some buff guys from romance novels and shrunk them to fit in the windows of the castle. I laminated them with some packing tape and stuck them in with some of the butter cream. Then just piped some more bricks with the grey royal icing over the edge of the pictures to outline the windows. The best part was that I found one hot pic of a guy that was headless so I shrunk a family photo cut out her hubby's head and taped it on!
The vines were royal icing.
She ABSOLUTELY loved it!
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We vacation in Carpinteria beach every year and my daughter wanted a beach themed birthday party. So I decided to make her a Sandcastle Birthday Cake.
I used 2 boxed cake mixes and split them between 3 round pans. I had a 10 inch spring form, an 8 inch spring form and a 6 inch Corning Ware (I used what I had and it worked). I stacked them together and I layered chocolate canned frosting between the layers and iced the whole outside in white canned frosting.
I was very impatient and did not do a crumb coat. Some of the chocolate and white frosting got a little mixed together but it did not matter this cake is very forgiving. I dumped a whole box of graham crackers in a zip top bag and banged them with a rolling pin to make "sand." I dumped this on and pushed it into the sides so it looked like sand.
The shells are real shells "glued" on with frosting. Just make sure no one tries to eat them. The castle spires are made with regular ice cream cones topped with mini pointed Ice cream cones (they are held together with frosting and attached with the same). I made little flags with construction paper and toothpicks.
I am all about simple cakes that make my kid say wow! and I got just that.
This sandcastle birthday cake and birthday theme was fun to do, the idea came from a family magazine that I was looking at in a doctor's office, family fun or something like that, and just took the idea and went crazy with it. For invitations, I sent out small beach balls with the time, date, and whose party it was for written on it. I made beach towels for tablecloths and had shells and starfish scattered everywhere. Shell candles, and large beach balls were everywhere.
For the cake, I used white cake mix out of the box and vanilla wafers for the "sand" that I put in a blender until they were ground as fine as sand, large and small ice-cream cones, and sugar cones some cut in half. White frosting applied on the outside to make the "sand" stick to it. I arranged the towers in places that I thought looked good, also covering them with frosting and "sand" putting frosting on the bottom of the cones so they would stick on the plate, the towers on the cake I used toothpicks stuck into the cone and cake.