My daughter wanted a Belle cake and I didn’t want to try to draw Belle, so I decided to attempt a castle cake.

I baked two 9×13 cakes, one for the second layer and one cut for the third layer. The first layer is actually the cake pan iced over! I thought 3 cakes was too much for the number of guests, it worked great!

I bought the Beauty and the Beast mini doll set (Polly Pocket sized: about $10.00 at Walmart) and used the figurines to add detail to the cake. The towers are iced and glittered ice cream cones and the railing is yogurt covered pretzels.

The cake was a huge hit, but I do recommend doweling. It was tipping badly by the time we cut into it!