My daughter wanted a Barbie and the 10 Dancing Princesses Party, but already had a Barbie Cinderella cake a few years back. Instead, we decided to try a Barbie Princess Castle cake. This cake is much easier to make than I thought it would be.
I used the Wilton Romantic Castle kit to add the turrets, doors, windows, etc. The cake is actually the inside part and consists of two nine inch round and one six inch round cake. I stacked all three cakes, filling in between layers with buttercream frosting. Frost smooth the round cakes with white frosting. Using a star tip, I put a hot pink border around each layer.
Prepare the pointed tops to the turrets by "frosting" the plastic that comes in the kit with white buttercream and rolling each in pink sugar. Assemble as many as you wish around the round cakes. I used melted white chocolate as "glue" to hold the turrets to the cake. Place the plastic sugared tips on top of each turret using frosting as glue. Using a small piping tip, outline the door and windows of each of the plastic pieces. I then added flower and leaf decorations using a small star tip again.
The best part of this cake is that most of the actual cake is hidden by the turrets, so if you aren't as good at icing a cake smooth, it really doesn't matter! The cake was a huge hit and the kids loved getting to lick the sugar off the pointed tops, as well.
My daughter wanted a Birthday Princess Castle Cake for her birthday. I was torn between whether to do an actual princess or a castle. After looking through this site, I decided a castle would be more "Wow!"....It took some time to get this done and I used tips from a few of the submissions here, but all in all, it was great fun and a hit!
I used a large sheet cake for the bottom and a loaf pan for the top of the cake. I used the old fashioned wafer cones (Soft serve cones) for the tower bottoms and the sugar cones for the tops. I coated the cones with a layer of thin frosting, then rolled them in edible sparkles. I used mini marshmallows for the "stones" on the towers as well.
Seemed like it would be easy enough to do, but some of it was a bit tedious and frustrating. When it was finished, I was proud of myself and my daughter was so happy! That was all I wanted or needed.
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We got our ideas from this website and howdini. You definitely need to make the towers ahead of time (at least 2 days) which was made with ice cream cake cones stem to stem, wrapped in white fondant. The fondant needed time to harden.
This was my first time using fondant and it was not as hard as it seems. The top of the tower is a sugar cone with butter cream icing then rolled in pink sprinkles. The homemade birthday castle cake is a gluten free cake which was also a learning experience. For chocolate (Bottom base) you have to use two boxes for each cake so that is rises if not you get a ¼ inch cake.
The top is a yellow cake (1 box was enough). Once the cake was frosted, I turned the decorating over to my kids. I put together the towers when they were done. We had a blast making this homemade birthday castle cake.