This is my first attempt making a castle cake. It was more like a request from Wardah. She asked for a castle with a garden. The minute I heard that request, it did give me a jitter. But I took it as a challenge. Browsed the net for ideas & I came out with this castle cake.
I used 3 square shaped cakes. The 1st 2 cakes I baked a day before the icing process. The 3rd cake I baked on the morning of the following day.
I do not own a rectangular baking pan. As to make my cake a rectangle, I cut out an edge of the 1st cake. Next is to cut the 2nd cake to half. Join the 1st & 2nd cake together. Now you have a rectangular shape cake.
Now from the 3rd cake & the leftover cakes cut out 1 big square, 2 smaller squares & 1 tiny cube. Make sure the cube can fit the size of an ice cream cone & also the smaller square can fit the cube in the middle with 4 ice cream cones at each corner.
Now is the fun part... icing the cake. Ice each layer of the cake with icing. I use butter icing. Let cool in the fridge.
Once the butter icing is hard, ice the cake again with your desired colour. The reason for the 1st layer of icing needs to be chilled before the 2nd layer, is to make the icing process easier with crumbs free. I made a mistake for being too eager to ice the cake that I did not wait until the icing properly chilled. As a result, my cake was full with crumbs. Due to our hot weather, it is also recommended to put the cake in the fridge after icing each layer. Start from the top.
Put the cake in the fridge again. Arrange slices of cake in front of the castle. This will be the garden.
Use nozzle tip no.4 to make a line on each layer of the cake & decorate with edible silver balls.
Make a door using the same nozzle & silver balls.
Ice the garden with green icing & use nozzle tip no.233 to make grass.
Pound some Koko Krunch & sprinkle it in front of the main door.
I have prepared the castle towers the day before. This is the step-by-step guide to prepare the towers out of ice cream cone. As the cones were too fragile, I did not poke the paper flags onto the cones. Instead, I glued them using the icing.
My almost complete castle.
Princess Wardah's proud castle