This was my very first castle cake and I felt really good about how it came out. All the guests were amazed that I'd made it myself. I used the hexagon pan set, 12" and 8". The bottom layer was homemade butter cake and the top was double chocolate & covered in periwinkle homemade buttercreme.
The castle door was made from a white chocolate candy bar & the bridge was nutty butty bars. The drawbridge chains were spaghetti covered in buttercreme and sprinkles. I used 2 paper towel rolls cut in half for the towers, just covered in buttercreme & the tower roofs were made of ice cream cones dipped in pink colored white chocolate and sprinkled before the chocolate dried. And then buttercreme piped around the base of the roofs with a star tip.
I colored a small amount of fondant yellow and made balls for tops of the towers and flags on toothpicks (once flags dried, I stuck the toothpick ends into the balls. The tiny flowers on the walls of the castle were made of fondant and I used the smallest flower cutter of the flower making set to cut them out.
And finally the bottom border is just marshmallows I found in star shapes, perfect for the effect that the castle is floating on the clouds. I found Disney princess toys and chose two to place on the cake, instead of all the princess. After all, we were having a princess birthday ball, not a Disney princess party.
My girls were so happy with their cake when they woke the morning of the party and saw it for the first time. That made it worth all the hard work.
I made this 1st Birthday Castle Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. It was my first attempt at a birthday cake.
The main cake was a 8 inch sponge filled with buttercream and raspberry jam. I covered it with buttercream and then with pink fondant. For the towers I used two shop bought Swiss rolls, also covered with pink fondant. I kept one its full length and halved the other to make the two smaller towers.
I covered three ice cream cones with lilac coloured fondant and secured them to the top of each Swiss roll with buttercream. The Swiss rolls were then stood up on the cake with more buttercream and secured with skewers.
I placed mini marshmallows all around the cake and towers to make the turrets and cut fondant windows and doors. I then coloured some buttercream pink and piped a border around the bottom of the cake, and piped my daughter's name along the top.
To finish it off I placed some sugar flowers I bought from a supermarket on various parts of the cake.
I made this Homemade Palace Birthday Cake for my daughter's second birthday. I used a 9 x 13 pan and an 8x8 pan stacked. To make the castle pillars, I used a combination of ice cream cones and pirouette sticks. For the large Hershey kiss type structures on top of the pillars, I made them out of molded chocolate.
The icecream cones are wrapped in a shiny fondant that I made. I purchased Disney character stickers from the store and put them on toothpicks to sit in front of the cake. I staggered the pillars of different sizes all around the cake to give it the look of Jasmine's castle and that's pretty much it!