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Coolest Sand Castle Birthday Cake 17

by Lauren
(Lees Summit, MO)

Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake
Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake

this Sand Castle Birthday Cake serves 40. This fun in the sun choice tasted like s’mores because of the chocolate cake, marshmallow cream and graham cracker sand.

You will need:
Various sized circular pans (I used ones I already had to create a design)
Box of graham crackers
Sugar cones
Three chocolate cake mixes
One vanilla and one chocolate frosting
One marshmallow cream
Blue gummy candies
One or two tubes of blue piping gel
Four chopsticks or skewers
Flags-- toothpicks, card stock and tape
Optional— mini marshmallows to stir into cake mix or place between cake layers, candy rocks/seashells for decoration.

I baked three different sized circles about three inches high. To get the right shapes, I used dental floss to cut the cakes as needed. For example one cake had a huge muffin top that I wanted to shave off (and eat of course;-). I stacked the layers with marshmallow cream between each layer and frosted the whole castle with vanilla and chocolate frosting mixed together to get the sandiest color I could. Then I stuck in specifically cut chopsticks into the cake where I wanted the sugar cone towers to stand. Then I covered the whole thing with graham cracker sand that I made by putting graham crackers in the blender.

I placed blue gummy candies around the cake to form a moat. Then I squeezed blue piping gel from a tube on top of the candies. It took me a total of four hours (not including cooling time), but if I make it again it will be much faster because I do not need to invent the wheel. It was a huge hit at our beach party.

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Coolest Snow White Castle Cake 286

by Kat
(Leeds, UK)

Homemade Snow White Castle Cake

Homemade Snow White Castle Cake

The towers were little cakes made in little baked bean tins (ones without ringpulls make it easier to get cake out), and stacked 4 high, stuck together with butter icing. To ice them, wrap the icing around, rather than put over the top.

Gather the top icing into a bit of a point, to help prevent the ice cream cones falling off.
Window detail can be added by sticking on cut out shapes of icing, or by pressing into the icing.

The walls of the Snow White castle cake were made out of gingerbread, with windows cut out and filled with boiled sweets to make stained glass effect.

Don't erect till the day of the party, otherwise biscuit goes soggy and sags!

Half cocktail sticks hold the biscuits in place on the inside of the castle. Grass is coloured coconut and path is chocolate stars, but coloured sugar or chocolate stands would also work well.
Flags are paper and cocktail stick, then Snow White, bluebirds and squirrels I got from daughter's toy box.

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Coolest Sand Castle Wedding Cake 16

by Mona R.
(Indiana)

Homemade Sand Castle Wedding Cake

Homemade Sand Castle Wedding Cake

This Sand Castle Wedding Cake you would think would be for a birthday party or some kind of beach themed party. But no, this was a Wedding cake. You may have guessed, it was a beach themed wedding.

This cake took me about a day and a half. I am used to making very formal wedding cakes so this was more difficult since it was a sand castle. I wanted to make it very pretty still so I took all my time to make it very beautiful. There was also two water looking full sheets to go with the cake for other flavors. The sand castle was chocolate cake mix and the sand was made out of graham cracker crumbs.

This cake was very different but turned out to be perfect.

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