Castle Cake Video Tutorial

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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) !


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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

Sugar Cones

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


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Carriage Cake

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.

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  1. Love Love LOVE IT!! I was just thinking about making a cake like this and didnt know where to start!! Thanks Melissa your awesome ;-)

  2. My grand daughter's third birthday is coming up in August and I have been hinting about how this cake would be perfect. I hope we all decide on a princess cake and not another Hello Kitty. :)

  3. Thank you all so much! @Maria--I hope that your granddaughter lets you make this cake for her! :0) I think that she would love it. Maybe the princess can be Hello Kitty? ;0)

  4. OK so I haven't even watched the videos yet but, my 3-yr old saw the picture of this cake yesterday when I was checking the site, and she woke up this morning talking about it! Mom, when are we going to make the castle cake??? Thanks so much, I can't wait to make this for my daughter!!! :)

  5. I still can't get your videos to work .. I even upgraded my satellite subscription too.. unfortunately my connection is too slow for your video quality. :( Australian communications are so far behind the rest of the world for this type of application. I will still keep up my subscription as I enjoy seeing your creations and try to follow the written instructions. Thank you for an awesome site.

  6. @Melissa- I know it would be a lot of work but maybe you could make a picture tutorial of the main points in the making of this cake for members like Helen Morrison who is not able to view them. A tutorial like the ones we as members can make.

  7. Melissa, can you do a video on Ganache....pleeeeeease!!!!! Ive seen the recipe but showing us I feel I can benefit from it!!!

  8. Thank you for your comments! - @Helen, I'm so sorry that you are unable to see the videos. We of course would refund your membership fee if you change your mind, and if you'd like to remain on, we're here to answer any questions. Just e-mail us at - @Maria- Thanks for the suggestion.

  9. @Yaneri--Yes! We definitely need a "how to make ganache" video. Somehow I thought that we had one..but we do not. Should be a quick and simple one that we can add soon.