I wanted a really pretty cake for my daughter's 1st birthday and bravely decided to make it my self!! This is my Fairy Castle Cake. I used a 10 inch Madeira for the bottom and an 8 inch chocolate for the top. The towers are made of Swiss rolls and the turrets ice cream cones! I melted boiled sweets to make the stained glass windows! Thanks Heston!
I used ready to roll icing and writing icing and hired the tins etc. This cost approx £60 all in and took me roughly 6 hours to make. Being my first cake I was really happy with the results! It's just a shame that we had planned a BBQ and on the day, it rained! Hence the cake went stale as I didnt want to cut it for 4 people!! Never mind! It still looked good 2 weeks later when we did manage the BBQ!
I made this for my daughter's 9th Birthday - she was big into fairies! This was a large tall cake that I made in sponge. The pillars were made by stacking sponge discs onto each other over wooden BBQ skewers and ice cram cones for the towers dusted blue. I added flags to the tops but not shown here !
The best part of this homemade fairy castle cake was the musical element !! I ripped open an old jewelery box with a fairy that played swan lake. I built this inside the cake and if you look at the castle door I made this the winder. A few turns and the fairy on top spun round and played swan lake from inside the fairy castle cake (I mounted the mechanism inside a plastic box first).... I was pleased with the result and so was my daughter and all her friends !
A friend of a friend contacted me and asked me to make a Fairy Castle Cake for her daughter's 4th birthday. She gave me a link to a video she's seen on you tube which I watched a few times and decided to try and copy. Well, it worked! And the birthday girl was thrilled! I can't wait to make this one again!