In advance: Make hearts and flowers using royal icing. Cover pattern with waxed paper and make 11 tip 4 hearts. Make approximately 360 tip 225 drop flowers and 770 tip 129 drop flowers. Add tip 2 dot centers to all flowers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Ice 2-layer cakes smooth (for 18 in. cake, bake four 2 in. high half rounds to make a 4 in. high cake). Prepare cakes for
Stacked Construction To make towers which will be inserted into cakes more stable, attach Plastic Dowel Rods to bottom of towers as follows: For 4 large and 2 medium towers in 18 in. cake, cut dowel rods to height of cake; for 4 small towers and 1 medium tower in hexagon and round cakes, cut dowel rods 1 in. shorter than height of cake. Stand?towers upside down; attach cut dowel rod to base with melted candy. Refrigerate until firm. Attach turret peaks to towers. Assemble cakes. Insert plastic windows on 6 in. and hexagon cakes 1 1/2 in. from base of cake. Insert door and position main roof. Using buttercream icing, pipe tip 4 bead hearts above windows. With tip 3, outline windows and pipe double drop strings. Attach tip 225 flowers with dots of icing; add tip 349 leaves. Insert 1 medium and 2 small towers in 6 in. cake; decorate towers with buttercream. With tip 3, outline windows and pipe double drop strings. Pipe tip 4 bead hearts above
windows. Attach tip 225 flowers to windowsills with dots of icing; add tip 349 leaves. Attach tip 225 drop flowers to battlements and in a cascade from top of turret peaks; add tip 349 leaves. Pipe tip 16 rosette on turret peaks; insert royal icing hearts. Position tip 225 drop flowers around bottom of towers and on top and bottom borders. Insert 2 small towers in hexagon cake; decorate same as towers in 6 in. cake. Attach tip 225 drop flowers around door, main roof and top border of cake. Pipe tip 349 leaves.
Decorate 18 in. cake: Using Cake Dividing Set, divide cake into 12ths. Mark 1 1/2 in. down from marks. Pipe tip 16 zigzag garland between marks. Attach tip 225 and tip 129 drop flowers on garland, pipe tip 349 leaves. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Cover with tip 225 and tip 129 drop flowers, add tip 349 leaves. Pipe tip 16 shell top border. Position 4 large and 2 medium towers on side of cake, at hexagon points. Decorate towers same as 6 in. cake. .
**The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.
The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate stringwork. Called a ?drop? string because the line of piped icing is allowed to ?drop? or fall, by itself, before re-attaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.
A Fairytale Romance Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
The most time-consuming part was creating all of the flowers. We didn't bake the bottom layer as it was for my daughter's 4th birthday party and we didn't need that much cake, so I underestimated how many flowers I would still use for the rest of it. I ended up having to create more flowers the night before. The great thing is that the flowers can all be made ahead of time, making it easier to create. It was a hit! Looked so impressive, and all the kids (and parents) were amazed! My daughter picked this out of the Wilton yearbook, and she absolutely loved her castle cake for her princess party!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 4 out of
I made this cake for my grandaughter's 4th birthday. I made it white buttercream with lots of tiny pink and purple flowers. It was time consuming to make but not hard. The only problem was transporting it. It I make it again and have to transport it, I will put the bottom towers on when i get to the party. The ride made them shift and they had to be reattached.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
My Daughter and I made this cake for the first time for my Son's wedding. Not only did he want the castle but he wanted another cake to the side. They wanted the castle over the fountain plus the second cake on pillars. This was our first time making this cake, plus I would have to transport it for approximately 5 to 6 miles to the church. I don't know which I was more nervous about. Now we had been making all types of cakes for over 2-3 years, but not this one. We did the cake just fine following the easy to follow directions. Leaving early driving slow and getting the cake to the Fellowship Hall before the wedding worked just fine. Oh, I forgot to mention they also wanted an airbrushed Celtic design on the second cake. It was on this cake they wanted their cake topper of a crystal carriage with horses placed. We tied the two cakes together by placing the clear stairway between them, a bride and groom was place on the lower plate beside the flowers, painted to match.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of
Turned out to be a beautiful cake. Alot of hardwork, but worth the time.