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Castle Cake - Question regarding decoration of turrets

post #1 of 15
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So i am going to attempt a full 3D castle cake -
I wondered what the general concesus is in terms of making turrets for these cakes -
I dislike the white plastic wilton ones -

So the options from what i have read seem to be either foamcore covered in fondant or cereal treats covered in fondant...
What do most people who make these type of cakes use?
Ive always had my cakes be entirely edible so the idea of foamcore puts me off, however are rkt turrets going to drive me insane?

thanks
post #2 of 15
I have also used the cardboard inners of paper towel rolls, saran wrap rolls, aluminium foil rolls etc covered in fondant as turrets. NOT the inners of toilet rolls though (as some would suggest) - that's just gross! You can cover the Wilton turrets with fondant too - looks much better!
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post #3 of 15
I've done a castle cake with turrets made entirely of fondant. I cut rectangles of fondant and wrapped them around pvc pipe to dry for several days.

If you wanted to see it, It is page #4 in my gallery...about half way down the page. I'm happy share directions if you want them.

Good luck!

-Michelle
post #4 of 15
I agree with the papertowel rolls. I actually used the press and seal rollers as they are narrower and sturdy. I wet them a bit and then roll fondant right over them. Then cut the extra off, folding a bit over the edges of the roll. Then you can top with the turrets or whatever. Make sure you put the seams side towards your castle, lol!
post #5 of 15
I recently made a castle cake completely edible. Made the turrets out of cake. If you want help p.m me.
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post #6 of 15
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thankyou for your sugestions icon_smile.gif

msauer i looked at your castle you say you dried fondant rolls, was it just fondant or gumpaste?

thanks

Brian
post #7 of 15
I used ice cream cones: two cake cones stacked end to end and covered in frosting with a sugar cone upside on top.
post #8 of 15
http://www.marcelacapo.com/img_mis%20tortas.htm#

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I have that mag; she made them out of pastillage. Rolled pastillage around cardboard roll then let dry. (It gets really hard) then she took out the roll.
post #9 of 15
Hi I've made this cake a few times most often I made the turrets out of RKT the last time I did it it was a small version so I rolled gum paste and wrapped it around some squeeze bottles let that dry and voila turrents:

RKT version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/montrealcookies/2733569899/

GP version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/montrealcookies/4531608001/
post #10 of 15
Ice cream cones, here, too. Glued end-to-end.
Here's what they look like:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1310416
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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by brian1974

thankyou for your sugestions icon_smile.gif

msauer i looked at your castle you say you dried fondant rolls, was it just fondant or gumpaste?

thanks

Brian




Just plain old fondant. I made this back before I ever even used gumpaste (I guess I didn't know any better! icon_redface.gif ) I didn't assemble until on site and as long as you don't leave it for hours and hours, it seems to hold up fine.
post #12 of 15
Pastillage wrapped round tubes, remove tubes when dry
post #13 of 15


Made this one for my daughter. Completely edible, fondant wrapped around kitchen roll tube and then left to dry hard. It was white, she loved it but wished it were pink. So I hand painted it. Sorry my pic isn't very clear.
post #14 of 15
I used paper towel rolls for mine. Worked out great!
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post #15 of 15

Here's a handy guide for RKT towers; I like them better than card as you can chop em up for the little ones as an extra treat :-)

 

Click here for guide

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