For my son's 5th birthday we had a Knights of the Round Table Party. This was a good theme for the boys and girls. All the guests came dressed as a knight or princess. The cake was a big hit with all the guests.
This is how I made the cake:
Icing: 10 cups of powered sugar, butter, cream, melted chocolate, and coco powder. I think about 4 to 5 tubs of ready made icing should be about right.
2 9x13 cakes for the base.
2 round cakes for the center tower
7 ice cream cones for the tower roof tops. I dipped the ice cream cones in chocolate and rolled them in coconut.
12 cup cakes for the for the corner towers covered with wafer cookies. I suggest using ice cream cones for the base of the corner towers. We live in the Galapagos Islands and the stores here do not sell ice cream cones. I had to get mine from a restaurant and I did not have enough to make the base of the towers from cones, so I used cup cakes.
7 wooden kebob skewers. These are used in each cone tower roof top for support and as a flag pole.
7 paper flags. I used red construction paper.
I used wafer cookies to make the draw bridge and doors.
My son help put the m&ms on as the final decoration.
I found a knight topper and we placed 5 curly candles on the cake. The curly candles were a nice addition to the castle. The looked like banner poles you might find on a castle.
I covered a large cutting board with foil for the cake plate/moat and I stuck gummie sharks with a small dot of icing in the moat. The children also really enjoyed that additional touch.