In advance: Make candy plaque castle. Fill castle pan with melted white candy, leaving background areas between turrets open. Refrigerate until firm; unmold. Reserve 3/4 cup of candy. Also: Make flowers and bushes using royal icing. Make 95 tip 225 drop flowers each in light and dark rose; add tip 2 dot centers in white. Make 25 tip 2D drop flowers in dark rose and 40 tip 129 drop flowers in light rose, each with tip 3 white dot centers. Make extra to allow for breakage and let dry. Make 2 tip 10 zigzag bushes on waxed paper-covered board. Attach tip 225 drop flowers; let dry. And: Using royal icing, ice tops of turrets smooth; sprinkle with Cake Sparkles. Outline and pipe in windows with tip 3 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Attach tip 225 drop flowers to turrets, window sills and around door with dots of royal icing. Add tip 349 leaves. Let dry. Trim 2 dowel rods to 9 in. Attach one full-length and two 9 in. dowel rods to back of candy plaque castle with melted candy, leaving 3 in.
extended at bottom to insert into cake. Let set.
Trace flag pattern on construction paper; cut 5 flags and attach to lollipop sticks with tape. Attach sticks to back of turrets with melted candy; let set.
Ice 2-layer cake smooth in buttercream (bake two 1 1/2 in. high layers to make a 3 in. high cake). Position on foil-wrapped base board. Pipe tip 6 bead top border and tip 32 shell bottom border. Attach tip 2D and tip 129 drop flowers at bottom border; add tip 349 leaves in buttercream. Print tip 3 message.
Insert castle in cake. Attach bushes with dots of icing. Position tip 225 drop flowers around cake top, arranging in semi-circles of 5 flowers.
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I made this cake for a baby shower with a princess theme. I did not use royal icing or buttercream as my daughters love the whipped cream style icing (wasn't sure about using the brand name here). I baked four cake mixes, two per layer, and did the castle in white candy. The cake was strawberry, filling was cheesecake, with white whipped cream icing. After base icing and leveling the cake, I put a simple shell border on top and on the bottom. I piped on pink and pale yellow drop flowers with pale green leaves just as pictured. I iced the castle as directed, only using whipped icing and piped on bushes and flowers after sticking castle into the cake. Wish I could upload a picture. It turned out wonderful and I was able to decorate the cake from start to finish in about half and hour. I also would like to point out I have decorated cakes for over 20 yrs so my experience will be different from yours. I would have said difficulty for me was easy but medium for someone who doesn't do cakes often.
Date published: 2011-03-27
Rated 5 out of
This cake went over really well! A suggestion is to make twice as many flowers as you will use - then when they don't all turn out you have spares that have already dried out.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of
wowwwwww great idea!!! i ,ll going to try it my girl will love it
Date published: 2013-03-06
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