We baked two chocolate cakes two weeks early and put them in the freezer. Then we baked a round vanilla cake with pink food coloring for the top layer. The frosting was homemade, we made one batch with a recipe of food network then another batch made of powdered sugar.
We frosted the entire cake white then added many decorations. We made purple, yellow and blue flowers out of fondant then added pink flowers with frosting mixed with food coloring. The sugar cubes added the castle look to the top tier. Ariel's pond was extra cake dyed blue and the ocean decorations were also made of fondant. The towers were ice cream cones stacked on top of each other then a waffle cone for the top. The bottom cones were covered with frosting. We dipped the top of the towers into corn syrup then rolled them in sparkly pink sugar.
We made small cupcakes out of vanilla cake with green food coloring. Then topped them with green frosting and sparkly green sugar. The Disney characters were bought at Toys R Us.
The Homemade Disney Princess Castle Cake was for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. It took us over 7 hours (not including the baking of the cakes). Everyone was very amazed and thought we had bought it at the store!
My 3 year old wanted a Disney princess party. I looked for ideas on this website and seen this Disney Princess Castle Cake. I bought the romantic castle cake kit from Walmart for $18 and my mom and I took on the challenge!
The towers, windows, door and roof come in the kit. In addition to the kit we bought the already colored fondant for the flowers and leaves. We also had to purchase the Wilton flower making kit. The grass is coconut colored green and the pathway is brown sugar. My daughter already had the Cinderella carriage and we bought the other princess figures from party city and I also seen them at toys r us.
After baking and icing the cakes it took us about 7 hours to decorate the cake. Once the cake is put together I don't recommend moving it. The top towers are not very sturdy. To make the towers sturdier we actually drilled a hole in the bottom of them and put about an inch of a doll rod into the bottom of the tower and then put the tower in the cake.
This cake is a lot of work but it was worth the smile on my little girls face!
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This Homemade Disney Princess Castle Cake is a 2 tiered funfetti cake. The bottom tier is a 12in square pan. Top tier is an 8in square pan (got my pans at Wilton.com). I used 2 cake mixes in each pan. I then stacked and used wooden and plastic dowels to keep the cake sturdy. The top tier also has a thin piece of cardboard underneath it for extra support.
Once frosted I let sit for about 20min to a half hour, then with a toothpick made the indents in the frosting to give it a slight brick effect. All the towers and castle pieces that are on and around the cake are also from Wilton.com. I bought the Disney princess dolls from Walmart. I used Wilton glittery blue food gel icing (can buy at Walmart, Stop & Shop etc.) for the water. I think that's about it. Have any questions on how I did anything I didn't state in the info please feel free to ask!