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How to make princess castle cake

post #1 of 19
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I'm going to attempt a castle cake for a friend in a couple weeks, but i really dont want to buy the Wilton kit. I'm stumped on what to use for the towers though. All i can think is toilet paper rolls covered in fondant, but i really dont think people would be happy with finding toilet paper rolls in their cake! icon_lol.gif So i think i'm going to resort to hardware stores and power tools again and see if something like PVC pipe will work. Anyone have any better suggestions? Or tips on how to keep the towers standing for an hour delivery car ride?
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I made one and used ice cream cones for the towers and turrets. I used cake cones -glued together with royal icing end to end-for the towers with waffle cones covered in candy melts and rolled in pink sugar for the turrets.
I set the towers in royal icing and placed candy rocks around the base to keep them stable. I also stuck them to the (trimmed) corners of the cake with royal icing.

You can see it in my pix...it's one of the last ones on the bottom of the page.

My friend was delighted that it was all edible. I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 19
RKT rolled into cylinders and top them with sugar cones (ice cream cones) Might be able to paint the sugar cones? .

If you have airbrush, I'd leave the RKT as they are and airbrush them... they might have that castle brick looking texture.

If you dont have an airbrush there are always the Wilton color spray mist... they work pretty good for something like that. Otherwise cover in buttercream and fondant color of your choice icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 19
On one castle cake that I made; I used the paper towel rolls. On the second one I did, I used Litte Debbie Swiss rolls covered in fondant. You can see both cakes in my photos.

Also, go to cake boss; they have a tutorial on how to do castle cakes.
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post #5 of 19
On the castle I made I used paper towel rolls, and wraped them in pastillage, when harden removed the rolls. This works really good!
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post #6 of 19
I felt the same way ... and I wanted to keep it all edible. I glued sugar cookies together with royal icing and then covered with fondant.

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post #7 of 19
I Used Swiss rolls and attached with loads of buttericing and held in place with skewers
post #8 of 19
I made a castle cake once from the familyfun website....everyhting was edible. it was super cute for my young daughter. i tweeked it to fancy it up a little bit though.
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post #9 of 19
I second the toilet paper rolls ... though I actually used paper towel rolls, wrapped in saran wrap. I covered them in gumpaste, let them harden, then removed the roll from the inside of the tower. Take a look at my castle cake in my pics ... I was even able to cut little windows into the towers, since they were hollow.
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

I second the toilet paper rolls ... though I actually used paper towel rolls, wrapped in saran wrap. I covered them in gumpaste, let them harden, then removed the roll from the inside of the tower. Take a look at my castle cake in my pics ... I was even able to cut little windows into the towers, since they were hollow.



I love the towers in your castle!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 19
Use the paper towel roll and I second checking out the tutorial on cakeboss.com

Here's the link in case you want it:

http://www.cakeboss.com/CastleTutorial.aspx
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post #12 of 19
I found a tutorial for a castle cake a while back, but the link no longer works. I had saved the pictures, fortunately. I hope this helps a little.

The Construction picture shows all the parts pretty clearly, and the completed Castle picture shows the position and decor for the parts.
I think it's simple and charming.

There are a thousand ways to decorate a castle cake. Whatever you do will be wonderful, I'm sure. Be sure and post pictures when you are finished icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 19
Thanks Patty!
And yes, be sure to post pics of the finished cake. Good luck!

-Emi.
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post #14 of 19
You could also bake cupcakes and stack them with a dowel through the middle and a sugar cone on top. Instead of the cupcakes you could also bake cake in soup cans.
post #15 of 19
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Thanks so much everyone! This was extremely helpful! Now i dont have to use power tools! Not that i have a problem with it....LOL!
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