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Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake 516

by Eric D.
(Milwaukee, WI)

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

I did this Princess Castle Birthday Cake for a friend of mine that needed a cake for her grand daughter. I had done a smaller version for another friend but I decided to make it bigger and better this time around. I just used a simple boxed cake for the cake with a simple butter cream frosting in the middle of the two layers. I covered the whole thing in marshmallow fondant which I made myself from a whole package of mini marshmallows, clear butter flavor and clear vanilla extract (melt the marshmallows in the microwave and add a teaspoon of each flavoring. After that simply add in a whole mess of powdered sugar until it is hard and no longer sticky.)

The four towers in the corners I made from cupcakes and the tops of cake cones. I covered the cupcakes in fondant and the cones just frosting. I had to cut a section out of the towers so they would fit onto the main cake. The two towers and spires on top were made the same but with sugar cones instead covered in fondant.

After all that was done I just did a lot of piping work for the details and use some leftover fondant to make the gateway and path.

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Pretty as a Princess
by: K-Ra

This cake is great looking. The towers look so good! The small details are amazing, such as the brick pattern on the fondant walls. This truly is one of the coolest princess castle birthday cakes!

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Coolest 3rd Birthday Princess Castle Cake 400

by Kathy
(Marshfield MA)

Homemade 3rd Birthday Princess Castle Cake

Homemade 3rd Birthday Princess Castle Cake

I made this 3rd Birthday Princess Castle Cake for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. I got my idea from looking online at a lot of other castles cakes and came up with this idea.

For the main part of the castle, I made 2, 12x15 cakes and 2, 7inch rounds cakes. I covered these with purple frosting then piped white frosting for the "brick" look. The top of the towers are made of sugar cones dipped in white chocolate and rolled in purple sugar and the bottom of the towers are stacked cake cones.

These I frosted in light pink and then darker pink for the brick look. The doors and windows are colored fondant. I piped green for the borders of the doors, windows and castle and just piped little dots of colored frosting to look like flowers. The turrets are made of melted pink chocolate and put into molds. For the finishing touch I put all of her favorite princesses on the cake.

The cake took me 8 hours to decorate but seeing the look on her face made it worth every second. My grandson's 8th birthday is in a few months so I will be looking on this site for idea for his cake.

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bricks
by: gabriel

love the bricks. what a beautiful detail!

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Coolest Baby Shower Castle Cake 482

by Janice C.
(Atlanta GA)

Homemade Baby Shower Castle Cake

Homemade Baby Shower Castle Cake

I agreed to make my friend's baby shower cake when she was only 2 months pregnant. Two weeks before the shower she finally got in touch with me to give me the theme. Princess Castle! I viewed many pictures of cakes on the internet and found this site most helpful.

This cake was fun putting together. The bottom is 2 chocolate hexagon layers filled with butter cream and the second layer is vanilla filled with lemon curd. To save time I made the decorations early. I made the flowers from royal icing. I also made the towers ahead of time as well. I used the tube from a roll of toilet paper and covered them with gum paste. (I stuck wooden skewers through the sides and glued them before covering them. This would allow me to slide the skewers into the cake and would hold the towers in place.)

For the torrents, I cut off the bottom of a regular ice cream cone and covered it in gum paste as well as a wafer cone. After they dried, I assembled them, using royal icing as the glue.

The cake was a big hit!

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