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Coolest Princess Glitter Castle Cake 603

by Christina K.
(Kyneton, Victoria, Australia)

Homemade Princess Glitter Castle Cake

Homemade Princess Glitter Castle Cake

Homemade Princess Glitter Castle Cake
Homemade Princess Glitter Castle Cake

This princess glitter castle cake is amazingly easy. Just a large square cake, and a smaller round on top. I just used a simple vanilla butter cake, something fairly dense so it doesn't sink, as it is quite heavy. I made two square cakes and joined them together to get the height. I put some white chocolate ganache in between the layers so it wasn't too dry.

The icing was just a butter cream, using 1/2 butter 1/2 copha to get it really white. There are lots of recipes online. I made a double batch to cover the whole cake. I flavored the icing with strawberry essence to make it really yummy.

Join the cakes together and cover in the icing. I sprinkled all over with a white edible glitter so it is all sparkly. Use a big cake board so you have room for the turrets. The 4 large turrets were made with 3 ice cream cones. I made a smaller turret with just two cones for the top. I used silver edible spray paint for the bottom part of the turrets. For the top I drizzles with a really watery pink icing and covered with pink edible glitter.I joined each of the sections with white icing.

The windows and doors were made with wafers, cut to size. They were sprayed with the edible spray paint and piped with pink icing. Silver balls for door handles. To decorate I used edible diamonds, smarties for brick work and mini marshmallows for the top.

It is a good idea to make the turrets and prepare the doors and windows first so they are dry before you start putting the cake together.

My daughter loved this cake for her 3rd birthday.

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Coolest Sand Castle Cake 12

by Beckee T.
(Visalia, CA)

Homemade Sand Castle Cake

Homemade Sand Castle Cake

I made this Sand Castle Cake for my mom. Her office was doing a beach themed party so I made a sand castle beach cake. The towers of the sand castle were made out of rice crispy's and the top of the castle. The beach ball is rice crispy's covered in fondant and sand pail was made of fondant.

The sand is brown sugar. The base is a one layer shaped oval cake and the castle is a six inch 2 layer round cake. It was a long process getting everything put together but it was worth it in the end. It was a big hit!

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Coolest Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake 14

by Renee
(Clarksville tn)

Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake

Homemade Sand Castle Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a cake that looked like a real sand castle.

I used two round cake pans and one 1/2 sheet cake pan. I formed the second and third tiers from the sheet cake. The icing is buttercream and the sand effect was created by crushing graham crackers and vanilla wafers.

For the towers, I used regular and sugar cones, covered in icing and then rolled in the "sand" mixture. I added some chocolate candies around the outside. I also used the extra cake to stuff the cones. The four cones on top were supported by bamboo sticks hidden inside.

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Coolest Princess Caste Birthday Cake 338

by Anna B.
(Greer, SC)

Homemade Princess Caste Birthday Cake

Homemade Princess Caste Birthday Cake

I'm just getting started in making cakes. I really wanted to do a Princess Caste Birthday Cake for my little girl's Princess Party. I was very worried about how it would turn out. All in all I was very pleased. It was a big hit and most of all my little girl loved it. I use other posts from this site to create my cake. It was a 10 x 14 rectangle, 2- 8 in squares, and then 2- 3 inch rounds.

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Sand Castle Cake 6

by Christy Parnell
(Arkansas)

Sand Castle Cake

Sand Castle Cake

I made this Sand Castle cake for a wedding reception. It is a three layer cake and I just cut out the steps and doors. The icing is buttercream with brown sugar on top of it.

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