This castle cake was done for my daughter's 2nd birthday. We had a princess theme with a 8 layer castle cake.
First I baked 7 12x12 cakes with just bought cake mixes. Then let cool. I then iced each layer with buttercream icing made from scratch. Once the 6 layers were iced in white buttercream I took the 7th cake and cut it into 4 pieces, iced them and placed on top.
For the points on the castle I took sugar cones and iced them with tinted buttercream icing and sprinkled them with colored sprinkles. I then took construction paper and made little flags and glued them to toothpicks to put on the top of the cones. I used gumdrops around the top of the cake and on the door as the door knob.
This cake was a huge hit and believe me there is a lot of cake to go around.
I made this castle cake for my friend's little girl's 3rd birthday. It was actually a kit, with some plastic parts. It was almost 6 round cakes to get the height right to look proportionate for the plastic doors and windows.
I made a combination of chocolate and white cakes with cream cheese icing in the middle layers. I used butter cream icing to decorate and bought candy flowers. The top of the towers are Styrofoam covering with icing and sprinkles.
I used the little jars of gel coloring to get the pastel colors - found at any Hobby store like "Michael's". They gave great color with only using a drop.
Overall, it was fairly easy to make, and it looked really impressive!
I made this castle cake with chocolate cake mixture from Tesco, 7 packets I think. I then used Betty Crockers chocolate butter cream filling. I iced it with pre coloured icing in lavender (which was the hardest part) then decorated it with silver candy balls and marshmallows dipped in sugar granules dyed pink.
The turrets are chocolate mini rolls dipped in white chocolate & the pink sugar and the same for the ice cream cones. This was my first ever attempt at a cake apart from a trial run a few days earlier so if i can do it anyone can and the children were amazed by it!