Disney Princess Castle Cake

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by disneynutsss, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. disneynutsss

    disneynutsss I'm a Disney Nut!

    Jun 16, 2001
    New to this section of the dis boards. Made a Disney Princess Castle Cake over the weekend, check it out!!


    PS - why can i not post attachments?
  2. PaulaSue

    PaulaSue <font color=purple>I have a purple car too and lov

    Aug 20, 2004
    So cute!!!!

    How did you make it?
  3. bclydia

    bclydia <font color=00b7c6>Prone to Random Strong Opinions

    Apr 25, 2003
    You did a great job!! It's beautiful!
    Welcome to the board. Nice group here. Hope you'll like it.
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  5. cryssi

    cryssi <font color=blue>Kabocha<br><font color=green>Look

    Sep 30, 2004
    wow! great job! :)
  6. Honeybehr1

    Honeybehr1 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Hey I was a newlywe

    May 30, 2005
    Is it all edible. Can you share how you made that. I want DH to make one for me for my birthday. Last year it was Tink themed but it was a regular cake
  7. disneynutsss

    disneynutsss I'm a Disney Nut!

    Jun 16, 2001
    Thank you all for your nice words!

    Did you catch Tinkerbell flying overhead?

    First of all I want to say that I really wanted this cake all edible, and it is possible, I just didn’t have the time or the gumption!

    COVERING - I used rolled fondant to cover everything. This is the first time I used rolled fondant. Using it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be-it was like playing with Play Doh! But now I hear that there is this rolled buttercream that tastes so much better (I will try that next time).

    CAKE - There is a 12”, 2 layer cake in the middle – if I were to do this again I would make it higher (more layers). I was going to put a square cake on top of that, but ran out of time and make shifted a square out of a confectioner’s sugar box and covered with rolled fondant.

    TURRETS - The bottoms of the turrets are: small Arizona iced tea cans (around the base of the cake), a toilet paper roll (the short one in the middle), and a paper towel roll (the tall one). The middle of the turrets (where the band of gold ribbon is) is the wafer ice cream cones. And of course the pointy tops of the turrets are the sugar cones. If you wanted to make these edible you could bake a cake, cut pieces out with a straight biscuit cutter and glue together with icing – or glue sandwich cookies together – or bake the cake in soup or beer cans – there are numerous choices.

    GOLD – I heard about this Gold Dust / Luster Dust that is edible and I wanted to use that. I was 4 days away from the party when I heard about it so I couldn’t order it online without paying an arm and a leg and a kidney and a liver….. I called a bunch of places in the area and only found one place that sells it. I sent my mother to get it, but what she came back with was a bronze gold, and it in no way matched the bright gold accessories I had already bought. So instead I used sparkly gold glitter paint, gold wire and gold ribbon for the accents.

    FLOATS – I basically used styrofoam, foam board, sparkly gold paint, gold wire, gold ribbon and flowers.

    OH, I almost forgot, the front center of the castle is foam board covered with fondant – being this is my first time using fondant, I wasn’t sure that if I made the front of only fondant that it would stand on its own, so I backed it with foam board.

    Of course for a week or so before the party I ate, breathed and lived castle cake... thinking 24/7 of anything and everything I could do to get this done. The party was supposed to be on sunday 2/12, but a blizzard came on saturday night, dumping a ton of snow. You can imagine my anguish when I heard the blizzard was coming!! Luckily the hall that was reserved was available, so we only postponed the party to monday evening.

    This cake was done for my darling niece's first birthday - we recently went to WDW in November and she just flipped over all of the characters... I have her hooked! Really, she is like a daughter to me and now we have this even tighter bond.... Disney!
  8. amburger

    amburger Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2006
    Wow. That's really cool! I love that. Great job.
  9. tammy

    tammy DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 1999
  10. we3disneygo

    we3disneygo DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2004
    :thumbsup2 very nice. welcome to the board. :cool1:
  11. Lisa

    Lisa <font color=royalblue>OMG, I think I am going to p

    Aug 18, 1999
    You did a magnificient job! :thumbsup2
  12. TravelinGal

    TravelinGal DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2003
    That's gorgeous! Awesome job!

    MOMOFMNM DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2005
    soooo cool!!!


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  14. mickeymousemom

    mickeymousemom Missing: Three tags last seen in this space. Larg

    Apr 2, 2005
    WOW! What a great cake...I think I'll try this for my youngest DD's 3rd Bday! Thanks!

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