Candy Castle Cake
Candy-coated chocolate dots regular and mini size
Jelly fruit candies
Jelly spearmint leaves
Cake serves 40.
Ice 2-layer cakes smooth in thinned buttercream. Prepare cakes for stacked construction and position on base board.
For towers being inserted into cake, attach dowel rods, cut 1 in. shorter than height of tier, to bottoms of 3 small and 4 medium turret towers using melted candy.
Insert window and door pieces in cake sides. Position main roof piece.
Position spice drops around top borders of both cakes and jelly fruit candies around bottom border of 6 in. cake.
Insert 4 medium towers in 10 in. cake and 3 small towers in 6 in. cake. Attach 4 large towers to sides of cake and board with buttercream.
Ice turret peaks smooth in blue or green; sprinkle with matching color sugar. Attach turret peaks to towers with buttercream. Attach a spice drop to top of each peak.
Outline around tower windows, door, window and main roof pieces with tip 3 in buttercream.
With royal icing, attach large candy-coated chocolates around door and main roof; attach mini candy-coated chocolates around all windows.
Cut spearmint leaves lengthwise in half; cut each piece in half to make 4 thin leaves.
Dip leaves in granulated sugar; attach to base of cake with royal icing.
*Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
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