I made this Rapunzel Castle Birthday Cake for my 5 year old who wanted a Rapunzel cake. It's white cake with strawberry and Bavarian creme filling, covered in white chocolate icing and then colored pink fondant on top. The towers are from the Wilton castle kit. I put icing and sugar covered waffle cones on top instead of the plastic ones that came with the Wilton kit.
I made about 300 royal icing flowers a week before to have for decoration. I made a few royal icing leafs as well but ended up not using them as I had a lot of white chocolate icing left. I colored the left over icing green and piped the greenery with that. It was my first time working with fondant and I honestly found it hard to roll it out thin enough and get it on the cake without breaking and to get it looking smooth. It came out decent in the end as I was able to cover the flaws with icing and flowers.
The towers on the top tier was also wobbly so I drilled holes in the bottom and inserted wooden skewers to get the towers stable as the cake had to be transported. I spent 5 hours the night before assembling everything, then another 2 the morning of, adding the top tier towers and finalizing the greenery climbing up on the back of the cake as that's where most mistakes where visible.
My girl's first look at the cake was priceless and so worth the effort that went into it.
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My daughter requested a castle cake and this site helped a bunch! I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a fancy kit. I used Duncan Heinz chocolate cake mixes and made two 9x13s and two 8 inch rounds. I let the cakes cool, then wrapped and froze them overnight. The next day, I whipped up two batches of Wilton recipe frosting and assembled the cake. I didn't used dowels or straws or anything else to stabilize them... they worked just fine. I melted apricot jam in the microwave and painted it onto six sugar cones. I then dusted each one with purple edible glitter. After they dried, I inserted each one into the tops of cake cones upside down, securing them with frosting. I piped white frosting around the base and the joints. I cut out flags from cardstock, taped them to toothpicks, and inserted them in to the tops of the cones with a dab of frosting. After assembling the cake, I frosted it with purple tinted frosting, then inserted cones into the four corners of the 9x13 cake (I scooped out part of the cake for this). I did the same thing with two cones on top. I finished the cake with easter colored m&ms, a "4" candle, and a hershey bar door. My daughter loved it and the guests did too... We're planning a carnival themed party for my daughter's fifth birthday next week but she wants the exact same cake as last year! I guess since it's her birthday...