My daughter wanted a castle cake for her birthday party that had an Enchanted theme. We looked on line at this web site to get a few ideas and we put them together and came up with our own creation.
I used 2 cakes mixes and made a 9x13 cake and I made the other cake in a loaf pan. I used butter cream frosting to frost the whole cake. I put the loaf pan size on top of the bigger cake and trimmed the corners. We iced the whole cake pink.
We dipped sugar cones into melted white chocolate and then rolled them in colored sugar and let them dry on wax paper. After they dried, we "glued" them upside down to the top of a cake cone to make turrets. I put the turrets on the cake and iced the bottom of them.
We then used our cake tips to make flowers and vines on the turrets. I bought the little Giselle doll at a store and placed her on top of the cake. My daughter and all the little girls at the party loved it!
I got the idea of a Castle Cake out of a book. This is my first time at making a birthday cake like this, normally make cakes with butter icing piped on, I started early in the morning and by 8 o'clock in the evening it had all gone wrong so I cut it up and we had a cup of tea and a slice of cake before bed.
I then got up at 6.30am and started again wow, it was hard making all the little stones and pieces of grass which I made by using a icing nozzle (number 30 I think). As for icing, I just used fondant icing as I was running out of time to look into what else to use.
It was a long process but managed it at just gone midnight, especially as it was my daughter's birthday the next day. I was very proud and nearly cried when we had to cut it. Since then I have made another one and done it in half the time.
This Castle cake was such a fun cake! It is a Pillsbury Funfetti cake. The bottom is a half sheet, and the two "towers" are another half sheet, cut into squares and stacked on each other.
First I iced the base half sheet, then separately iced the two square layers and placed them one at a time on the cake.
I then added the cake kit I bought on eBay. The picture that came with it looked really hard, so I simplified it a bit. I first piped a pink border around the bottom layer. Then I piped a purple border around the two top layers. Then I just added some green leaves around the cake. Piped Emily's name on the side and "Voila!"
Every little Princess's dream cake! Even the boys though it was "cool".
My daughter wanted a Belle cake and I didn't want to try to draw Belle, so I decided to attempt a castle cake.
I baked two 9x13 cakes, one for the second layer and one cut for the third layer. The first layer is actually the cake pan iced over! I thought 3 cakes was too much for the number of guests, it worked great!
I bought the Beauty and the Beast mini doll set (Polly Pocket sized: about $10.00 at Walmart) and used the figurines to add detail to the cake. The towers are iced and glittered ice cream cones and the railing is yogurt covered pretzels.
The cake was a huge hit, but I do recommend doweling. It was tipping badly by the time we cut into it!