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...