For my daughter's 6th birthday I got adventurous and decided to do a 2 tiered cake. The base of the cake is a 12 x 18 sheet cake pan, it took 3 box cake mixes, marble.
I made a banana split cake that consisted of marble cake mix cooled and then i poured strawberry jello over it. I sliced the cake in half to make 2 layers and in between the layers was vanilla pudding mixed with cool-whip and topped with bananas.
I made homemade butter cream icing and along the way I learned a helpful tip. If you are doing a big batch of home made frosting and coloring it all one color add the color to the butter and shortening before you add the powdered sugar. Your color will come out more vibrant than if you add it later.
The castle is 2 6" rounds stacked with whipped cream icing between the layers. I used regular and sugar ice cream cones for the castle effect. For the small turrets I cut the base of the cones off and for the large one I filled it with icing so that it would have some weight and not tip over.
I bought some princess figures for the cake and they came with extra characters which I also chose to use on the cake. It was a fun cake and i had a great time making it. I received many compliments about is especially from my daughter's friends.
I made this castle cake for my 2 boys who practically share a bday... so they always wanna have their party together. They insisted on a castle cake so there I was... I had never baked anything but a sheet cake from a box. Well the cake was far from perfect.. but the boys loved it! I started with a sheet cake for the bottom of the castle and a cake that I made with a loaf pan for the top of the castle. Once they cooled I stacked them on. Then I made grey icicng...(white decorator icing and black food coloring from wal mart) You have to be really careful I learned because the grey darkens as it sits and I made this cake the night before the party so it got really dark grey as you can see. (oopsie!) Then I used regular Ice cream cones for the bottom of the pillars and sugar cones for the top. I icing them the colors the boys wanted and added some sugar sprinkles on top. I used a grahm cracker for the door and iced it to match also. Then I added in some yellow icing so it would match their party theme. This cake is FAR from perfect! But you could work with the design and make it really good.
I made this castle cake for my friend's little girl who is 2. The whole cake is made from my own home made sponge, plus Swiss roll for the towers.
I made the sugar flowers and let them dry hard before attaching them to the cake. I used ice-cream waffle cones for the turrets & secured them by icing round the bottom so that they stuck to the cake.
This is my best cake to date and am really pleased with it. My friend said it was stunning and tasted fantastic so my work is done! I will add some more of my cakes on here soon. I am completely self taught which I am proud of and am gaining confidence with each cake I do.
I made this castle cake using several ideas I obtained from this site and created my own original.
It was really easy using a 10" and 6" round. Ice cream and sugar cones were used to create the castle pillars. I used Wilton(R) decorating icing from the 4 pound tub because it is very easy to spread right from the tub and easy to color. Enjoy!