Saturday, September 12, 2009

Princess Castle Cake

Wow. So, I've finished the castle cake, and if you read my previous post, you know that only a few days ago I had just finished the towers. I've been working pretty hard these last two days. The center is a 3 layer 10" round chocolate cake with buttercream and fresh strawberry filling, covered in buttercream. The top is a 2 layer 6" round strawberry cake with chocolate fudge filling, also covered in buttercream.

The facade of the castle is a fondant cobblestone with fondant windows and door. The tops of the towers are upsidedown sugar cones, coated in buttercream and rolled in colored sugar. The vines and flowers are all colored buttercream. The front walk is fondant, as are the tops of the castle towers (parapets?).

The non-edible parts of this cake are the princesses, the Dora figure, Tinkerbell and the flag/ribbon at the top.

Edited to add: By far the largest cake I've made to date...16 eggs, 4 sticks of butter, 32 cups of confectioner's sugar, the list goes on and on...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Building the Castle Cake

My next cake endeavor is a princess castle cake, and since this is my first time doing it, I had to experiment a bit with the castle towers. First, I had to figure out the smartest way to make them. Next, I needed to test their durability so they wouldn't fall apart on me before the cake was even finished. Then I had to make sure they looked great! After researching a bit on and I decided to go with rice krispies treats (RKT) over wooden dowels, covered in buttercream and then a layer of fondant. I picked up a silicon cobblestone mat to use on the fondant. Here's how the first one turned out (keep mind I plan to top them with sugar cones coated in buttercream and colored sugar so they are not 100% done yet).

After two days of it staying put and confident that this method would work, I made the other three:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hello Kitty (part 2)

This cake is carved from a 2 layer 8" round (one layer chocolate, the second layer yellow cake) with chocolate fudge filling. It is decorated with buttercream and colored sugar (pink for the bow). And I used black licorice for the whiskers.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Race Track Cake

This is a race track/Lightening McQueen cake, 2 layer 9X13" yellow cake, chocolate fudge filling and buttercream icing. The "3" track is first iced with chocolate buttercream and then coated with sugar that I colored with black gel. The sugar coating resembles asphalt better than icing alone. Lightening McQueen, trophy, cones, tires and flags are non-edible.

Hello Kitty

This cake is a 2 layer 9X13" yellow cake with chocolate fudge filling and buttercream icing.

Deb's Custom Cakes

I'm a self taught amateur cake decorator having fun with creating edible art and helping people celebrate birthdays and other celebrations. I hope you enjoy the site and pictures and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Thanks!