Sunday, September 14, 2008

Castle Cake

A few months ago my friend Crystal asked if I would help her make a castle cake for her daughter's 5th birthday in August. We poured over pictures of castle cakes on the internet and pointed out what we liked and what we didn't like. On cake making day, Crystal drew out a sketch of what she wanted the cake to look like and within a few hours we built it! Here is the finished product:

The turrets are ice cream cones on top of paper towel rolls decorated with construction paper. We "painted" paper egg cartons with food coloring and water in a spray bottle to make the top of the castle walls. The stones are strawberry whoppers and the grass and path are made from colored sugar.

Notice the texture on the wall? That was also done using food coloring and water in a spray bottle. We had a super fancy method for spraying it onto the cake without making a mess. We sprayed it through a paper towel tube so that we could direct the spray only to where we wanted color. I added the vines and Crystal made all the roses. I also made the little banner for the birthday girl princess.
Korah, the birthday girl, absolutely loved her cake. I think we did a pretty good job, too. :)


  1. You did an awesome job! I love fun cakes! It makes the whole birthday party fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. gorgeous. thanks for letting me get my "girl" fix as i don't think a castle cake will ever be on our birthday to do list:) turned out awesome, jeana!

  3. Thank you!

    Kristal, you could probably have a castle cake if it involved knights. :)


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