I made this homemade pink princess castle cake for my niece’s 3rd birthday. This site was the first place I looked for ideas! A cutting board was used for the base, wrapped in purple tissue paper and then in plastic wrap. It was a vanilla cake; the base was a two-layer 8” square and the top was a two-layer 6” circle.
The turrets were made of cake cones (with cake bake inside them) inserted into waffle cones, dipped in white chocolate. Before dried, the waffle cones were sprinkled with pink, crushed edible glitter. The bases of the turrets were cut from a wrapping paper roll and then frosted. The frosting was cream cheese, by request of the mother.
The door, windows, and stepping stone detail were piped from melted white or pink chocolate onto parchment paper, dried, and placed onto the frosting before it crusted. All other details (vines, flowers, detail on the turrets, and writing) were piped with the same cream cheese frosting tinted different colors.
***Good trick: I printed the words off the computer, placed the paper under the plastic wrap so I had a guide to pipe the lettering. I removed the paper and folded the plastic wrap back under. It never would have looked as nice if I had done it freehand! The same technique was also used to pipe the white chocolate.
Everyone really loved this homemade pink princess castle cake and I loved making it! It was a perfect addition to the wonderful princess party!
I made my niece Tristan a Pink Castle Cake Design for her birthday last year, and this year when her younger sister Trillian was having a party she wanted one too. So that's how this castle cake came to be. I couldn't make it the same, every cake has to be a little different and special.
I used marshmallow fondant instead of frosting, and this is the first time I had ever worked with it before. Also her sister's was a round castle (gathered from ideas on this site) I made a square cake this time. I used ice cream cones for the turrets, as before. Everything is edible 100%. I think it took about 1 1/2 maybe 2 boxes of cake to complete. It did sag and fall after being moved across town to the party, but that's only because I failed to use anything to stabalize it like dowels or cardboard between the layers, so I would defintely not do that next time.
I bought a cake cardboard from a craft store to carry it on, and I decorated that a little with candy rocks and piped some grass on. I found the princess candles at Wal-Mart and thought that was perfect! She really liked it, and so did all the other kids. If I could change a few things I think I would have has some edible pearls to put between layers instead of just frosting.
Overall as long as the birthday girl is happy, everyone is happy!
I made this Pink Castle Cake Design for my oldest daughter's 4th birthday party. I love this website and took several notes after reviewing so many castle cakes on here! She wanted a pink castle inside and out so the cake and icing are both strawberry.
I took the easy way out by buying strawberry flavored (and pink) icing. I cut a large sheet cake in half to make the bottom layered portion, and then used two 6" rounds to make the top portion. It was very simple to make, and very impressive. I wish I would have thought to cut down the raised center of my sheet cake because when I put the four sugared sugar cone and cupcake towers, it was very obvious that my cake was not flat.
My daughter's face was priceless when she saw it and her party friends were equally happy. Such a fun cake to make!