For my older sister’s 18th birthday I made her a princess castle, since she’s always loved princesses.
I used a 10 X 2 round cake pan to make a double layer cake (french vanilla). The frosting is just regular store bought vanilla icing. I used Wilton rose coloring to make it pink. I used about 5 cups frosting. Once I frosted the cake, I made the door, windows, and outlined the bottom and top of the cake with a star tip icing tool.
The castle towers are regular ice cream cones, and sugar cones. For the tallest tower, fill the ice cream cone with frosting, and place the sugar cone upside down on top of it. For the other 4 towers, cut the base off of the cone. Place the sugar cones upside down, on top of the top part of the ice cream cone. Where the cones connect, used frosting to make stars around the cones. Place the tallest tower, in the center of the cake. Place the other 4 cones around the center cone, leaving space on the front for candles. Where the cake and cone towers meet, make stars around the cones. At the top of each tower, make a star on top of the sugar cone.
The candies are pink and white sixlets. Outline the door, bottom, and top edges of cake with sixlets. Also place one in between each window.
My sister loved her cake, and others did too.