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Cool Homemade 1st Birthday Castle Cake

Many years ago my aunty made me a castle cake for my birthday, and I thought it was amazing, so when it came to my own daughter’s 1st birthday I wanted everything to be perfect so I asked my aunty if she could make me a 1st Birthday Castle Cake for her. Well long story short she didn’t have the time but gave me a few pointers on how to make it myself.

I’m not really one for baking nor cooking for that fact but I thought what the hell, I’ll give it go if all goes wrong I’ll go and buy a simple cake. I researched it for weeks with my partner on how to make it and was getting quite nervous on how it would turn out but I have to say I was really impressed with how it turned out and especially how it tasted.

For the castle I made two large square sponge cakes, left one as it was and cut the other into quarters, then with one of the quarters I cut into quarters again. These would then all be the tiers of the castle.

I then iced each individual layer with icing (I did cheat and buy ready to roll icing as it was so much more easier then making my own) then stuck each tier on top of one another with buttercream frosting.

For the towers I just used ice cream cones and rolled in buttercream frosting then in 100’s of 1000’s. After all of that you get the fun part of decorating with all different things from marshmallows to biscuits whichever you think would look good.

I really enjoyed making this cake and am now trying my hands at a pirate ship and rocket ship for my two nephews birthdays.