This Princess Castle Birthday Cake I made for my daughter’s 4th birthday. It’s not the most perfect cake but she loved it! Remember that’s what matters. It doesn’t have to be a perfect cake for the little ones to ooh and ah over it. Just a little glitz and they are happy which makes you feel good about the time it took to make the darn thing.
First cut a piece of cardboard a little larger than the size of your castle and cover it with aluminum foil. (You’ll want to assemble the castle cake on what you plan to serve it on as you will not be able to transfer it from one platter to another!) I made 4 cakes to cut up for making this castle. Needless to say I had a bit of waste. Make sure cakes are completely cool. It’s easier to work with and when icing your castle, it won’t slip off the sides. There was one full cake for the bottom. I cut a cake up for the wall of the castle. It was wide and probably could have been a little less wide. Then I made 2 or 3 layers of circular cut cake for the turrets.
Slip cut pieces of wax paper under the edge of the cake between it and the aluminum foil. Any icing that runs off the side will fall on the wax paper. You’ll be removing the wax paper when you are finished icing the cake and everything will look all nice and neat. You’ll want to “seal” the cut edges of the cake with an icing that hardens so that you can ice the cake top with whatever you like. Again. I’m all about taste, so I used my cream cheese icing for the top layer. It doesn’t give a perfect edge but it is soooo good.
To embellish the princess castle cake, I found some chocolate cookies with royal symbols on them for the doors, windows and bridge. The jagged edges on top are made with mini marshmellows. Pink sprinkles give the top a little color. And the towers are made from 2 ice cream cones coated in pink sprinkles and topped with a toothpick and pink ribbon for the flag. I didn’t want to purchase a whole package of these ice cream cones so I went to the local ice cream shop and bought 2 cones only. They were happy to sell them to me.
You can go as far as you want with your own decorations on your princess birthday castle cake. Don’t stress out over it but have fun making it!