Purple Princess Castle Cake
This bold Camelot castle with flag-topped towers will make her day. It's the ultimate princess palace with 11 sparkling peaked towers, sprays of fondant flowers and windows laced with lattice.
Makes: Serves 40.
Skill Level: Medium
Purple Princess Castle Cake is rated out of 5 by 307.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHardy2013 from Back in February I used the Wilton Romantic Castle Cake set to create a princess castle for a 5-year-old girl's birthday party that goes to my church. At first, I thought it was going to be a bad experience because my mixer died and had to mix the cake by hand. After that everything started turning out great. I decorated the cake with fondant and other pink decorations. I then used everything out of the castle set and decorated the cones in pink fondant and used magenta icing to decorate the terrets. Once I got to the party, I added all of the Disney princesses around the cake and everyone loved it and want me to do their cake for their birthday party.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cakerator from Pound cake is not my favorite - so the bottom layer I used a dark chocolate devil's food cake, second layer was strawberry, and top layer was white. I used buttercream icing all around, and flowers were royal icing and turned out very nice. This was a wedding cake so the colors were Dusty Rose and Lavender - and Wilton has a great assortment of colored sugar sprinkles that added just the right amount of shine! I also used flower stamens (without the flowers) along the bottom border of the cake to add a whimsical dimension to the cake. It turned out beautiful and deliciously moist. Everyone got to choose their favorite flavor - kids and adults were quite happy!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLockmiller from This was my first cake I EVER made for my kids. While I am novice, it was a great success. I worked from 6-12 midnight the night before, then 9am - 12noon the next day. I was inspired by years of watching my grandmother make wedding cakes, and she was an avid Wilton subscriber for 40+ years. I knew I could channel Grandma after all this time! I hot glued dowel rods onto the towers and inserted them deep into the cake. I'm hoping Wilton adds them in the future (about 6" minimum). I secured the cake layers with thicker dowel rods straight down as well. I also used Wilton fondant and had a PERFECT cake. People were in awe that this was my first attempt :)
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by queenregina from I enjoyed making this cake. I made it both round and square. Well, I made it round twice. The first time the cake was way too small for the pieces. It was dwarfed by the towers and turrets. I took a different route with the turrets. I cut flowers and divided them evenly into petals and shingled the rooftops. It was a little time consuming though. I had to do it in advance. I think it is important to know that finishing touches are best left to set up time. It is hard to transport it fully assembled. I drilled dowel sized holes into the bottom of the towers so I could mount them with more stability. It worked much better after I made this miner adjustment.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by drmoo from I've made this cake for my granddaughter's second birthday, but I made several changes to it to give it my special touch. I made the towers peaks hot pink instead of purple; made the forget-me-nots flowers hot pink and purple; and put hand painted gumpaste butterflies all over the cake and tower peaks. I also changed the size of the cakes to 14" and 10". I took a lot of pictures and it looked absolutely beautiful, too bad we cannot post pictures of our finished products. My granddaughter loved her cake and all the kids at the party were really eager to eat the butterfly. I called my cake the Princess Butterfly Cake. I love Wilton's website classes and its ideas.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancy Lee from This was my first cake project. I did this for my Natalie when she turned 2. This castle was what inspired me to take the Wilton Method classes at Hobby Lobby. Everyone loved it! I was so motivaded, you have got to check it out, www.elitecakesbynancylee.com. I made the Princess' Adress Castle Cake on November 21, 2009 and it is amazing to see the hidden talent I had hidden inside of me. (happy tear) It was a little dificult getting started but once i took the time to lay it out, it just all came together...a tip to all..Make the flowers a couple of days before you start this project, it will make it so much easier.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimiroberts from I made this cake for my grandaughter's first birthday this past weekend. To me this was one of the easist cakes that I have made. It only took me about 8 hours to do everyting. Of course, I piped the flowers on as I went instead of making them ahead of time. It does take a little advance preperation. I had my son drill holes in the tower pieces and I inserted dowel rods to keep them in place. Also, on the towers that sat on the base of the cake, I glued popsicle sticks to the bottom of the towers and slide them under the cake. I had to transport this cake about 8 miles to her party at the lake and I had no trouble with any of the pieces falling. Everyone just loved her cake. Can't wait to do it again.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by meredithbpark from This set helps you easily transform a layered cake into a magnificent castle. I used pre-made royal flowers which made it even easier! When attaching the towers to the board you are using, make sure to make the royal icing rather stiff and it will set just fine. I also added a bead of royal icing to the bottom edge of the turrets to get them to stick on better. This set makes a basic cake look professional! I have never taken a cake decorating class but have made and decorated enough of my own cakes and the directions are very straightforward. I have also used the set to make a tall layered rectangular cake look like a 4 poster bed for a Princess and the Pea themed cake!
Date published: 2010-12-03