|Girls Fairy Tale Birthday Cake|
|Basic Turret shape|
|All the Bits and Bobs|
Before playing with sponge or icing i drew up a template of each part of the cake , walls, turrets, roof ect, i find it easier to work from templates especially for a larger cake as this one.
I simply rolled fondant icing around plastic pipes for the turrets and allowed to dry slightly before adding the roof tops, I added cocktail sticks to attach the flags later.
Using a polystyrene block I was able to hold all the parts upright. This makes things so much easier and helps thing from rolling of the table.
For the walls of the Castle cake, I cut the shapes out from the template and allowed to dry over night just to firm them up a little as I wanted to stick them to the cake, rather than cover the cake totally in the pink icing, although this method would work just as well.
After baking the two sponges one round for the base and a square for the castle, I covered the round with butter icing and then covered with a white fondant taking care to keep any air bubbles.
Placing the square cake on top in the centre I began to stick the castle sides on to the sponge using butter icing small ajustments needed to be made to the sides to fit the turrets snugly.
As in the picture bellow I made the turret roofs from wrapping gray icing over paper cones, the paper can be wrapped in cling film before covering with icing, if done in advance these can be dried and the paper cones can be removed if preferred.
I added the cocktail sticks while the icing was soft so I could add flags later.
|Castle Cake Coming Together|
After looking at the cake for a while it became apparent that the base cake colour just didn't seem to match the bright pink Castle so I added a pail pink design around the sides to tie in the White and pink colour, I could have saved myself some time and done this before adding the castle on top. Sometimes you have to take a step back and ask for other peoples opinions on your design, some you like some you don't but they always seem to help.
|Final Fairy Tail Birthday Cake|
|Pink detail around the base cake|