A Castle Birthday Cake

July20

For everything that went wrong with E.’s 5th birthday cake, who would have thought that her 6th birthday would go so smoothly?  E. wanted a castle cake, and of course, she wanted it to be pink!

This cake was two tiers, and each tier had 3 layers.  The bottom layer was a fudge marble cake (I used boxed mix this year instead of baking it from scratch) baked in a 10 inch round pan.  I used vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream between the layers and to frost the outside of the cake.  The bottom tier is covered in marshmallow fondant.

For the top tier, I baked a small, 6 inch chocolate cake using a round pan.  I cut the rounded edges off of each layer, so I ended up with something that was more or less square shaped.  I used gumpaste to cover it, because I wanted to make sure that the castle “walls” wouldn’t sag.  Here are the pictures of the work in progress:

 

castle birthday cake

Adding the corner turrets.

 

castle door

With the door added.

 

finished door

"Rocks" around the door and "stone" stairs.

gumpaste flowers

The base looked a little dull, so I attached several gumpaste flowers here and there.

Gumpaste wrapped turrets with tops.

Wrapping the turrets with gumpaste and working on the placement of the tops.

Even more flowers

I added flowers and small marshmallow fondant "rocks" to cover any gaps at the bottom of the castle.

Done!

E.'s Whimsical birthday castle!

The tops of the turrets, doorknobs and the number 6 are all painted with gold luster dust diluted with a bit of vanilla flavored rum.

I used Makins Clay Texture Sheets I found over at Amazon.com for the turret tops and the wood grain on the door.

Of course, not everything went smoothly, because the morning of  E.’s birthday party she developed a fever.  I wanted to postpone the party, but she decided that she wanted the presents and to eat some of the cake, so we canceled our guests, and we managed to have a blast in spite of the flu.

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2 Comments to

“A Castle Birthday Cake”

  1. Avatar July 28th, 2011 at 9:24 pm Dirk Fejes Says:

    Keep up the fantastic work.


  2. Avatar October 26th, 2011 at 5:35 am deksiam Says:

    thank for your article.


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