Castle Cake Video Tutorial
We are excited to share a beautiful castle cake tutorial with you!
Our castle cake has a fairytale feel, complete with a little princess. However, you can take what you learn today and apply it to a dramatically different castle of your own.
Just by making a few color and even texture changes, you will have the tools to make a castle cake that would be perfect for both boys and girls (and maybe even some adults too ;0) !
Table of Contents
Materials (This is a comprehensive list for both Part 1 & Part 2 of the video)
In this video, we are using a basic two tiered, stacked cake construction. We have one 8" tier and one 6", baked with our White Almond Sour Cream Recipe, filled with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe, ganached with white chocolate ganache, and covered with Elizabeth Marek's Fondant.
Ganache Amounts (chocolate/cream): 44 ounces white chocolate ( I used Ghirardelli white baking chips) to 14 ounces heavy cream
We used 38 ounces white fondant for the 8" tier, and 26 oz. white fondant for the 6" tier.
Americolor Coloring Gels Used: Deep Pink, Sky Blue, Lemon Yellow, Electric Green, Copper (princess' skin tone)
Cake Boards: 8"/6" rounds for beneath each tier, and four 16" rounds for the base.
Supports: I used 5 bubble tea straws total. (4 beneath the top tier, and 1 to support the topper.)
Turret Supplies: 3 Paper Towel Rolls, 1 plastic cup
Disco/Pixie Dust- I used on the turrets for sparkle.
Sharpened Dowels for supporting turrets
Rice Cereal Treats- for pushing into the paper towel rolls (I used one square per turret)
Chocolate Candy Coating- Makes a nice glue for the turrets.
Fondant Smoother- For smoothing fondant, but I also used as a template for the front door
Royal Icing- As seen in our Recipes section, thickened to a good piping consistency
Piping Tips: Misc. small round tips. I used a Tip 5 to pipe our royal icing border on the bottom tier. 2 & 3 tips for piping flowers. Use what you have on hand.
FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter (aff.)- Helpful, not essential
FMM Straight Frill Cutter Set- (Used in creating the castle-like top border)
Gum Paste (or tylose/fondant) - I used with the frill cutter and my princess
Toothpick/pasta- Helps to support our princess's head
Pink Petal Dust- Optional--Rosy Cheeks for Princess
Cobblestone Impression Mat- Optional-- I used at the end for a small pathway
In keeping with today's fairytale theme, you may also like to watch our Cinderella's Carriage Cake tutorial! Either of these cakes would be perfect for fairytale themed or princess themed birthday parties!
Enjoy the Video!
We hope that you enjoy the tutorial! If you give this castle cake a try, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below.
You can find even more fun birthday cake tutorials for all sorts of themes in our collection of 100+Birthday Cake Ideas!
Part One of this video tutorial touches on ganaching your tiers, covering in fondant, creating the turrets, and a few extra details.
Part Two: Watch as I join the turrets to the castle, create the princess, and add details (windows, door, flowers, etc.) to the exterior.