A dusting of Sparkling Sugar gives your Ice Castle cake its frosty finish. Romantic Castle Cake Set provides the towers and turrets, door and windows that make this majestic design suitable for your royal family!
In advance: Tint sugar for tower peaks, door and window frames. For peaks, combine 8 oz. sparkling sugar with rose icing color in sandwich bag; seal bag and rub between hands to evenly tint sugar.
For frames, combine 4 oz. sugar with violet and rose icing colors and tint as above. Set aside. Prepare towers to insert in cake.
To make 1 large, 4 medium and 4 small towers which will be inserted in cake more stable, attach plastic dowel rods, cut 1 in. shorter than height of cake, to bottom of towers. Stand tower upside down; attach cut dowel rod to base with melted candy. Refrigerate until firm.
Ice towers and peaks smooth in buttercream; immediately press white sugar on towers and rose sugar on peaks. Pipe a tip 3 line of icing around door and window pieces; immediately press violet sugar on lines. Let all dry.
Prepare 2-layer round cakes for
stacked construction; prepare cakes for
rolled fondant. Tint 72 oz. fondant blue; cover cake and smooth with Fondant Smoother. Roll out 48 oz. fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut an 18 in. diameter circle for overlay. Position 14 in. round pan or cake circle at center of circle; cut 14 in. piece with craft knife, making random drifts on edge, 1 1/2 in. deep.
Position on 14 in. cake; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Thin piping gel with water and brush on overlay and 8 in. cake; immediately press white sugar on surface. Roll 1/2 in. balls of blue fondant and attach for bottom border with damp brush.
Mark and cut holes for 1 large and 2 medium towers on 8 in. cake top. Position 8 in. cake on 14 in. cake; insert door on front. On 14 in. cake, mark and cut holes for 2 small towers in front, 2 medium towers on side and 2 small towers in back. Insert all towers. Attach windows and position rock candy.
Rated 5 out of
Putting the cake together was easy, the post were another story. I read all the reviews for this castle. My the biggest problem was making sure the white tall post did not fall over during transport. So I had my husband drill a hole in the bottum and I stuck a white wooden dowel in it. When I added icing around it after I stuck it in the cake, It was stable. I added some flowers around it and the final cake looked Awesome. tatol time was about 10 hours. I also made 300 flowers to place around it. My little girl helped so it take longer. She wants it again this year so I think I can get in done in about 5 or less hours. So worth it!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 4 out of
This is such a gourgeous cake when it is done and all together. We used this for my first daughters birthday then switched the color up for our second daughters birthday. They loved this cake so much
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
Made it several times as requests after having it for a party. Can be made for boy or girl. I brought pre made fondant, edible glitter and frosting spray which made it alot easier to decorate. It was quite a hit at a five years olds princess party. I was actually asked to sell them, that's how cute they were. Love the pan, was certainly well worth the money.